Six Books To Read This Summer

Six Books to Read this Summer. When in Scotland

... on reading

Reading has always been a part of my lifestyle. In a recent post I published a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how important reading time is to me.

I remember the times I used to walk to my local library, get a stack of books and escape in the world described by the author. In a… strange way I feel books hold many clues and most of my answers.

A few years ago, I turned to books when I could not speak about my feelings. I read chapter after chapter, took notes, and treated the lecture as an instruction manual. I read. I read for fun, to relax, to learn and heal.

This post is about six books I highly recommend as a summer read. …if there is such a thing as a “summer read”.
Some of these are from the iTunes store, whilst other are from Amazon. Last summer I learnt how easy it is to have books on the iPad, but if you are one of those who prefers to have a paper book, have a search on Amazon or your local bookshop.
Happy read!

Six books to read this summer, or
... some inspiration for your nightstand


If you’ve read any of Claire’s books before, and liked the twists in the story, then you’ll like this one too. Clare Mackintosh is an ex police officer who writes stories full of suspense and surprises. “Let me Lie” is a cleverly plotted writing. Caroline Johnson dies in a suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna struggles to come to terms with their loss. When she has a baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to ask questions about her parents’ deaths.

SARAH PERRY - The Essex Serpent

The Essex Serpent, is a book about life in the 1800s, family, friendship, and Victorian values. Cora Seaborne – an independent young widow influenced by the writing of Darwin and William Ransome – a clergyman at a church in rural Essex are brought together by rumours of a mystical sea creature lurking in the waters of Essex. They are intellectual equals and each has a very different opinion about the creature’s origin.

LISA JEWELL - Then She Was Gone

I love thrillers. And this should say it all… But “Then she was gone” was recommended to me by a colleague who said “you’ll not be able to put the book down once you start reading”. Ten years after her teenage daughter disappears, a woman meets a charming single father, in a café, whose young child feels very familiar. This encounter makes her ask the same question she’s been asking herself for the past 10 years: where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected?

GAIL HONEYMAN- Eleanor Elephant is Completely Fine

I loved this book. Eleanor Oliphant is an interesting character you can easily come to care for. She is blunt. She lacks social skills, and her past is constructed in such a way that can make the reader imagine a different future. But Eleanor surprised me. Despite everything that had happened to her she turns out to be … “a fine adult”. I have to admit- I was reluctant in buying this book. I read a few reviews and expected some sad story. It was nothing like it! Eleanor made me laugh, and her power to deal with her own pain made me so glad I read the book.

JOJO MOYERS- Me Before You

Will becomes a quadriplegic. Louisa needs a job. …and this is how the two are brought on the same path. The start of their relationship is a bit rocky, and Lou doesn’t know Will is determined to go to Switzerland for a legally assisted suicide. The book is part of a trilogy, and the other two books are as equally beautiful so if you read this one, and like it, have a look for “After You” and “Still Me”.


Whenever I am looking for a fun read, I know one of Kinsella’s books will be just perfect. “Surprise Me” is the story of Sylvie and her husband Dan who have been together for ten years and married for seven. During a medical check-up they are told they have another 68 years together. As a reaction, Sylvie decides they should start a campaign of surprising each other- to keep things interesting, bring some new sparks into their marriage. This is such a British book! Seriously funny!


Disclosure: some of the links above are affiliated links, meaning at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. This is not a sponsored post.

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