Saturday, 5 August 2017

My Favourite Summer Reads

Hello guys!
Long time no see. I know, I know. Believe me, I am still here, planning on blogging but perhaps more spontaneously than I used to. I just found myself home alone and so I thought I could share with you some of my favourite books, perfect to read during the summer. The season is surely slowly approching to its end. But hey, we still have some pretty hot days ahead of us, so why not spend them with a good book or two by the edge of a water...

I might have not read all of these books in summer, but for some reason or another I associate them with this season. There are some beautiful stories that I absolutely love and would like to recommend to you. I trust that most of them you already know from my previous posts, but I put them in here nonetheless, for I realized that I actually never composed a purely summery reading list and I wanted to have all of the following titles on it, so here we go...

  1. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith - This is just such a dear novel, telling a story about one family, living in charming though dilapidated castle. It's a book full of vivid characters with ups and downs in ther lives. The story itself is amazingly written and very atmospheric. Definitely number one on my list.
  2. Wait for Me by Caroline Leech - I've read this book back in April and since then, I haven't stopped thinking about it. The story just resonated very deeply with my heart. It's surely the best book I've read so far this year. And I can't wait to read it again.
  3. Persuasion by Jane Austen - I was mentioning this book on my blog a couple of times lately, but I simply couldn't exclude it from this list. You can read any novel by Jane Austen in any season. But the melancholy tone of Persuasion just fits to summer perfectly. You can read it while breathing fresh air and remembering your early loves...
  4. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham - I can't even count the times I'd been reminded of this book throughout the years, but I think about the story during summer season the most. It's a great timeless story about human versus nature. I really think there's something for everybody to enjoy about this book.
  5. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson - This book is so touching and beautiful. It's about epic children's adventure, about friendship and family. One of the most enchanting children's book ever written, I shoud think...
  6. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery - I already recommended this book in my Autumn Reading List, but honestly, is there any time not suitable for this book at all? I don't think so. Anne as a character will make you love the whole world regardless the weather...
  7. Heidi by Johanna Spyri - Ah, Heidi, another of my beloved stories. If there is a quintessential summer book, this is the one. It's full of beautiful flowers and expanding fields with sweet animals scattered around. But for the most part, it's a story about people and their hearts. Everybody should read this one.
  8. The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted by Bridget Asher - Every summer calls for a chic-lit. And this one is absolutely perfect for those of you, who want to travel all the way to Provence and seek a refuge for your soul. I would also recommed to try some of the delicious recipes at the end of the book. Magnific!
  9. Atonement by Ian McEwan - This book is so unbearebly tragic, but I still love it to pieces. It's immensely beautiful. You will not be able to put it down till you reach the very end. I would higly recommend you to read it, if you haven't already.
  10. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides - Another tragic one, but in a different way. Even though the story is about what the title suggests, it didn't leave me devastated. The book actually feels splendidly romantic and elegant. If you're looking for a beautiful literature, look no more...

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