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Top summer reads

Top summer reads

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well and have been enjoying the gorgeous summer sun.

Some of you may know from my previous blog post that I went away on holiday last week. I don’t know about any of you, but I love nothing more than being able to sit in the sun and read a good book with a cocktail in hand!

I will admit I can be a slow reader at times unless it is a real page turner. This year I was able to find four books I could not put down, hence why I read them all so fast! So, for this week’s blog post I thought I would share with you my top summer reads and maybe it will give you some ideas as to the kind of books you could be reading in the hot sun.

And don’t worry – I’ll try not to give you any spoilers:

  1. ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus – This is one of those ‘who done it’ kinds of books which can either be a hit or miss depending on how easy it is to guess the crime. But this one was a tough one and I was left guessing right to the end. I also found this book left my imagination running as to what could happen to each character next, something I like about books.
  2. IS IT JUST ME by Miranda Heart – I always loved watching Miranda on TV but I wasn’t sure what her book would be like. However, it was amazing! A feel good read that actually made me laugh out loud. I even re-read some chapters as they made me giggle due to how relatable I found it.
  3. EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT LOVE by Dolly Alderton – Another book to make you smile, I related to this in lots of ways! At the age of 20 I found this book useful as one of those sort of life guidance books in a very informal and humorous way. It got me thinking about my own life and relationships, and I know it sounds cheesy, but it did make me learn a thing or two about myself.
  4. I WAS BORN THIS WAY by Alice Oseman – This was more of a light hearted book that was an easy and entertaining read. The characters were so well described I felt I knew them myself and could relate to many of their thoughts and feelings. I would say this one wasn’t as gripping as others; however I did really enjoy the storyline and felt it had a very good ending. I would definitely recommend this book.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it has given you some ideas on some great summer reads.

Jessica x

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