Monday, 20 May 2013

Favourite Summer Reads

If you know me you'll know I LOVE to read. I also LOVE the sun (I'm a bit like a cat), so for me, perfection is lounging in the sun with a good book. I'm stupidly excited for this summer, when I can begin reading the ten-book-high pile of summery novels I've saved up to read (I know, I'm so sad). I thought I'd share with you my favourites; the ones I've read many many times!















































'I Take This Man' by Valerie Frankel (A Little Black Dress Book) // This is such a 'girl-power' book; a girl's mother takes revenge on the man who left her daughter at the alter. It's so gossipy, light and funny.
























'Stargirl' by Jerry Spinelli // A book that makes you reconsider a lot of things. It's about a mysterious girl who seems to be able to do whatever she wants.
























'What's Left Of Me' by Kat Zhang // This book is set in a world where children are born with two minds; two people inside one body. It's an odd concept at first, but soon I was pulled into the story, which is full of action and emotion.
























'Stand By Me' by Sheila O'Flanagan // This is a great 'poolside novel' with the classic love story, which then falls apart. It's wonderfully written and very romantic.
























'The Chalet Girl' by Kate Lace (A Little Black Dress Book) // A fun book that follows a girl who works in the chalets at a ski-destination. It's a romantic, easy read.


And my cat obviously loves these books too!

























If you have any favourite books for the summer please let me know in the comments as I'm always looking for more to read :)

Amy
xxx

34 comments:

  1. Love this post so much as I am always wary about spending money on books so this will really help me out! 'I Take This Man' will be my first read I think! Thanks for sharing :)

    Becky xx

    beautytobakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Hi Amy, thanks for introducing some new reads to me! Have you read 'What have I done' by Amanda Prowse - its a good one for you.

    L xxx

    A Scottish Lass ❤

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    1. Ooh thanks, I'll give it a look :) XX

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  3. i want to read the first and third book :)
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  4. Gorgeous photo's!!! Your cat is adorableeeeee <3 xxx

    Gemma | ♥ International MAC RiRi Woo giveway on my blog!

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  5. I must check these books out! My favourite thing to do is read in the sun! Plus that Starbucks looks amazing!

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  6. I love books too, I think I've read Stand by Me...not 100% sure! I'm currently reading The Great Gatsby before I see the move. I loooove Paige Toon, her books are just awesome :)

    Denise x

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  7. Yess nothing better than reading in the sunshine!
    If you get a chance read The Fault In Our Stars by John Green!
    xoxo

    The perks of being a hipster

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  8. oh my gosh, Stargirl is SO amazing, lovely to see it in a blog post. Have you read the sequel?

    Also I love the backdrop for these photos.

    Emily Jane xo

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    1. Thanks! And not yet, but I'm hoping to get it soon! XX

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  9. Oh I love reading in the summer. I've been on my back deck all week since it stopped storming reading and sunning :) I recommend The Fault in Our Stars as well. It's a quick read and really good. If you ever read The Hunger Games and were into that then I would check out the Divergent series. It's one of those quick mindless outdoor reads xx

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    1. I did love the Hunger Games! I'll check out the Divergent books, thanks :) XX

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  10. I love reading in the sun too! Always my favourite thing to do when the weather is a bit nicer, although I haven't been able to do that much recently. Currently reading 'Dracula' and it is sooo good. These sound like good reads, I haven't read any so thanks for the heads up. :)

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  11. reading and lounging in the sun are 2 of my favourite things :D

    http://lifeslikearoadwetravelon.blogspot.com/
    x

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  12. Love this post so much! I haven't read any but might try to find a couple of these after seeing your post! I also might do this post because I too love to read over the summer (and any time in general) and I think recommendations are really great! The first picture is so pretty!

    http://ahemitsemme.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'll look forward to your post :) XX

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  13. I'm embarassed to say I haven't read a book in over a year but you've inspired me.

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  14. great post! love learning about new books! if you want a great summer read, try 'the summer i turned pretty' by Jenny Han! My sister has read it 11 times and I've read it about 3 times, it's absolutely AMAZING!

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll take a look :) XX

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  15. I love reading too! Too bad I don't have the time now with my finals going on :( Can't wait for the summer to start! And thank you btw ! I didn't even know there was a book on chalet girl (you know that movie with Ed Westwick ;) ) I HAVE to read that book!!

    xx http://my-serendipityjournal.blogspot.be/

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  16. Thanks for the recommendations, I love a good book to read! Great blog, following xx

    daisie-petals.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Reading is one of my favorite things to do in the summer! Thanks for the recommendations. What's Left of Me sounds really interesting! xx Rena
    Kiss and Make Up

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  18. Great post, thank you for sharing! I am always on the look out for new things to read, currently comitting a literature sin and really enjoying the new Dan Brown... will have a go at one of these after :)
    Carrie xxx
    Carrie:Brighton

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  19. I don't read enough, it's so bad! But I do read a lot more during the summer when I can sit in the sun.
    They all sound like really good books, thanks for sharing.
    Your cats lovely by the way!

    Hannah x

    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Haha your kitty is so cute and funny! Lovely choices:)

    Eve
    http://lazybluesundays.blogspot.com

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  21. Love this! I'm doing English Literature at uni so it sucks that the only time I get have a chance to read my own books is in summer :) love the pictures too!

    Emily // http://emerlilly.blogspot.com

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    1. I have the same problem studying Philosophy at uni! XX

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  22. I'd love to start to read more...thanks for the awesome suggestions!

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

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  23. Just found your blog and really love it! :)
    (new follower)
    Really liked your reviews might have something new to read in soon! :)

    I can really recommend "If I Stay - Gayle Forman" if you should be interested xx

    Christina
    http://christinathorup.com/

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    1. Thanks so much :) I actually love that book, I included it in my Winter Reads post here - http://thelittlekoala.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/winter-reads-my-recommendations.html
      XXX

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  24. ooo these look great! I cannot wait to read more over the summer now that I have finished uni :)
    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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  25. I love how you took the pictures in the garden! Your cat is the cutest!
    These look like great suggestions, I read StarGirl a few years ago.
    Love your blogs name! It's really cute :)

    Jess xx

    www.mismatchedknitwear.com

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  26. I absolutely love Star Girl, it's such a sweet and touching book!

    Erin x
    http://rosiegoestoholllywood.blogspot.ie/

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