Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Summer Reading List

Hello Blogger friends,

Sorry I've been away for a 70 million years. I have been a busy girl, I have rescued two princesses including Peach and Zelda so as you can imagine it is quite time consuming...

So summer is fast approaching (it may have already started for you)! To me summer can only mean one thing ! READING! I just love lying on a beach or beside the pool, while travelling, or even in the garden. I am usually super busy the rest of the year so summer is the perfect time to unwind and relax with an awesome book. My whole year is pretty much spent looking forward to the moment where I have all the time to relax and read. Today I thought I would share with you my summer reading list. Lets get started as there is a lot to get through!
First up is a re-read of these three Sherlock Holmes book. If anybody knows me they will know that I am obsessed with anything at all to do with Mr Holmes.
 Next is a book called, Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad by Bee Rowlatt and May Witwit. I don't know anything at all about this book and I like to keep it that way. I love reading books where I know nothing about the story and you can just learn about the characters and story by yourself. My mum has told me to read this book about hundred times and I trust her opinion.  
 The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. I love, love, love the film! I am about 10 pages in and I am hooked! I also have a bit of a thing for film covers. Some people really don't like film covers on books but I really do like them.
The things we did for love by Natasha Farrant. This is another book I know nothing about, I just picked it up in a shop one day and thought it looked really interesting so I bought it and now I am going to read it.
 Atonement by Ian McEwan. I very well crafted film. I just love a good tragic love story (that probably makes me sound weird). I have heard that the book is even better than the film so I am very excited.
 The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Another re-read. This wasn't originally on my list but  the lovely 'Squares- bookworm and beauty enthusiast' wrote an amazing blog post on it which you can see 'HERE'. Obviously had to re-read the book after that.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I saw the film adaptation of the book at the cinema and really enjoyed it. I must say I didn't know anything about the story when I went to see it but I really enjoyed the pretty cinematic shots of the film but I felt there was not much depth. The whole film was about a boy was got stuck on a boat with a tiger and that was it. I want to read the book because I am told it is better and the themes are much clearer.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. This is one of those all time classic romantic stories that everyone has heard about. I know the story inside out from watching lots of film adaptations, TV series and the famous web series -The Lizzie Bennett Diaries. Considering I am completely in love with Mr. Darcy it is shocking that I have never read the book.
Harry Potter. Obviously a re-read for me. I have re-read at least one of the books every summer for as long as I can remember. This year is the year of the Order of the Phoenix.
I want to get more into graphic novels this year and Scott Pilgrim is a good one to start with. It is completely hilarious and easy to follow which ticks all the boxes for me.
The twilight graphic novel. Though I have seen the Twilight films and read some of the books I have never really been into Twilight but it was the Art work in this book that made me want to pick it up. The art work is simply gorgeous and there is only about two words on each page. I wouldn't be surprised if I finished it in less than an hour.
Last but not least in Insurgent by Veronica Roth. An other re- read for me. I think I have actually re-read it about three times in the last three months. I just can't get enough! I am so unbelievably excited for the next book to come out this year and the film! Am just going to put this out there, in my opinion it is better an Hunger Games! Please don't kill me! I do love Hunger Games but this is just more than love, It's an obsession.

Thank you for managing to get through all that! Let me know if you have read any of these books and we can have a good chat about them. Also let me know if you have any recommendations! I love discovering new things from my lovely fellow bloggers!



  1. I've read a number of these books, they're all fantastic choices! I must say you've inspired me to read Insurgent, I'll put it on my list for summer books. I would recommend The Knife of Never Letting Go (the first of the Chaos Walking Trilogy) by Patrick Ness - So worth a read, I think you'd enjoy it a lot. Enjoy your books, can't wait to hear how you do with them :) x

  2. Being a Tolkien-adoring girl, I've read The Hobbit countless times and loved it every time a little bit more. But don't expect it to be like the film, it's not!
    There's a lot of difference, just like with the LotR films, I love both still but the differences are there.

    Veronica Roth's books are on my amazon list at the moment but The Hunger Games have priority. I have to admit (though grudgingly) that I haven't read a single one of them! I have wanted to since long before they were popular but I didn't manage xD



  3. I've read atonement for college and I thought it was really good! I'd like to read Perks of being a wallflower and life of pi! X

  4. These are a really good selection of books! My personal favourites from this list are Insurgent, Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice and Atonement! Nice blog! :D


  5. Aww, thanks so much for the mention. It's made my day! I'm glad I made you want to re read it, it's such a lovely book!

    This is such a great collection of books! I'd love to know what you think of Pride and Prejudice when you're done reading it. I haven't read it either but I feel like I should! And the Harry Potter books are my favourite of all time. I even did my dissertation on them so I'd have an excuse to read them all again and call it research haha, cheeky but it worked! xxx

    1. Aww, your welcome chick :) I may do a wee book review so I will let you know what I think of it.


  6. Great picks! My favorite book is pride & prejudice :) I love Jane Austen and that book is so romantic and fun! xo

  7. I love reading, I haven't read any of these but I need to!!

    xoxo, Aman | coffee chic twitter

  8. 'Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad' is supposed to be reallllly good! When you finish it, let me know what you think and I might get a copy off Amazon. :)

    Feels like ages since I've been on your blog - how are you enjoying this lovely British heatwave? ^^

    Lots of love,

    Chlo | www.chloodonnell.co.uk