It’s June, which means summer is officially on the horizon. I’m going to admit, I hate summer. I hate the heat, I hate the summer holidays (trust me, you’ll agree when you leave school). But I must admit, there is something really nice about being able to sit outside in the sun with a book and an ice cream.
I have some really exciting books planned for the summer so here they are:
The Baileys Prize Winner – As this goes up we still have two days before the winner is announced. I was planning on trying to get more involved with this years shortlist and try and read them all and guess who was going to win, but that didn’t happen. So, I’ll just be reading the winner.
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry – This was longlisted for the baileys prize and I have heard some great things about this. I waited for months to get this from the library because it’s so popular where I live (probably because I live in Essex). I finally have it so it will be read soon.
Neapolitan Series by Elena Ferrante – I’m speeding through these books and will probably be finished with them soon (I’m aiming for this weekend.) I was not expecting to love these books as much as I do. Please, read them this summer.
Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown – I’ve been saying I’m going to read this for ages. It has to happen eventually.
Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas – I’m very excited about this book. But also a little weary. I mean, it huge!
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov – I’m actually a little weary about reading this one as well, mainly because of the topic. However, I can’t help but be a little intrigued as well.
Cats Eye by Margeret Atwood – I read somewhere that the Neapoliton Novels reminds someone of Cats Eye, so, if I get a book hangover once I’ve finished the series, maybe this could get me out of it.
The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R.Carey – I have never read a zombie book before but from what I’ve heard this is so much more than that.
Inexplicable Logic of my Life by Benjamin A. Seanze – I loved Ari and Dante and his most recent release has gotten a lot of praise. I’m excited.
The Good Immigrant by Various Authors – I plan on finishing this soon so I can have a review up soon. So far, it’s a beautiful and amazingly important book.
LoTR by J.R.R. Tolkien – I plan on rereading The Two Towers and finally reading Return of the King. It may take all summer but I’m determined to finish it.
Let me know what you plan on reading this summer
Thanks for reading