May 23: Top Ten Books I Plan To Read On The Beach This Summer
Happy summer! It certainly feels much more like summer to me: the weather has improved and my university term has ended. As a result, I intend to spend the next 14 weeks reading some of the following books (and relaxing with family and friends)!
1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This appears to be the book to read in YA at the moment, and I’m nothing if not a sheep in these situations: I too will be reading this one this summer.
2. Nomad by James Swallow
Dubbed the next I Am Pilgrim, I’ve been saving this thriller for the summer. I can’t wait to get to it.
3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
I was supposed to read this at A Level but I never did. Now with the TV series about to air in the UK, I want to finally right that wrong.
4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
With the conclusion of the duology having now been published, I think it’s time to see what all the fuss is about.
5. 1984 by George Orwell
Another book I was supposed to read at A Level, I don’t think there has ever been a more appropriate political time to read this work.
6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
I’ve been wanting to read this novel for years but it’s never been the right time: I think this summer might be the time to get stuck into some thrillers.
7. Noah Can’t Even by Simon James Green
This YA novel has been receiving huge hype over the past few months, and now that it’s finally been released it’s time to find out what it’s all about.
8. We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan
I adore Sarah Crossan’s writing style and her exceptional plots, so I definitely want to read this one before YALC in July.
9. Release by Patrick Ness
Having read my first Patrick Ness novel last year (A Monster Calls) and having seen him speak at YALC, I really want to discover more of this author.
10. Various Classics by Various Authors
I may be cheating slightly with this one, but with the completion of my penultimate MA essay, I am now free for a summer of reading, and I want to get to a number of classics along with my regular reading. Yesterday I purchased: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, so I hope to get a few checked off the list.
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