Whenever I’m on holiday or need time to take a breather, I INSTANTLY reach for my Kindle. Once I became a teenager I stopped reading due to commitments to school, exams, a drama club, work, etc. and so it felt like I didn’t have time to read. However, recently I purchased a Kindle and I carry it in my bag wherever I go. Even though I LOVE my Kindle, I still own and warm to the physical copy of a book. In a few weeks I go on holiday which means I’ve purchased SO many books and I can’t wait to read them all! During Summer, I read loads of books that the list is endless… SO, I’ve put this blog post together to show you the ones I’ve read and looking forward to reading.
‘Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins:
First up on my reading list is ‘Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins. I have read this book before and seen the film (the film is NOT as good!) but because I LOVED it so much, I can’t wait to read it again. The book tells the story of Rachel Watson, an alcoholic, who becomes entangled into a missing persons investigation. Little does she know what happened the night the person went missing. One thing I like about this book is the way in which each chapter is named after one of the characters as it’s tells you the story from their point of view story. As the reader you have to puzzle together what happened the days leading up to the moment the person went missing and unveil the hidden past of the characters. At the moment, I’m obsessed with physiological thrillers as they keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. All I know is that I’m SO excited to read this book again as it’s my number one FAVE!
‘Girl Online: Going Solo’ by Zoe Sugg:
The author of ‘Girl Online: Going Solo’, Zoe Sugg is deemed an internet superstar with 11m subscribers on Youtube (constantly growing!) and crowned as Britain’s most powerful social media star. In this third instalment of the series, a girl from Brighton, Penny falls into the typical storyline of boy-meets-girl whilst on holiday in New York. Little does she know that he is actually a popstar with a big following, Noah Flynn. Even though this is not a book I’d typically read, I found the first two books VERY intriguing as Zoe Sugg didn’t expect this opportunity in her career which started as a blog. Also, many speculations surrounded this book series as many newspapers stated she had a ghostwriter. ANYWAY, I can’t wait to read this book and continue on the adventures of Penny and Noah.
‘Missing, Presumed’ by Susie Steiner:
As soon as I read the blurb on this book, I instantly knew that I was going to LOVE it. I’m interested in books where someone goes missing or gets killed (not the happiest, I know) and this is definitely one of them. This book tells the story of Edith Hind, a woman who goes missing from her home, leaving just a coat, a patch of blood and a half-open door. I found out about this book through Richard and Judy’s Book Club as they recommend the BEST books – I definitely recommend you check it out. I always check out the book club when I want a new book as I haven’t read one I’ve disliked (YET!). In that case, I have high hopes for this book and I can’t wait to find out what happened to Edith Hind.
‘The Couple Next Door’ by Shari Lapena:
That’s correct, this book is another investigation into a missing person. However, this time in ‘The Couple Next Door’ by Shari Lapena, a baby called Cora goes missing whilst her parents enjoy the party with the couple next door. They were checking on her every half an hour, but at one point is the night, she is taken and no witnesses could confirm any sightings. As soon as I heard the title of this book, I KNEW I was going to be interested. I watched a TV programme on BBC One called ‘The People Next Door’ last year and it was deemed to be disturbing and one of television’s most gripping shows. As the TV programme had a similar title to the book, I realised this book would be AMAZING – probably the one book I’m most excited to read.
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ by Suzanne Collins:
As the second book in the series, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ by Suzanne Collins, I was excited to read this as the first book and film was something that I was drawn to. I chose this book for my Summer read because I’m interested in dystopian worlds that are alternate realities to our own. This book follows Katniss Everdeen and her fellow district warrior, Peeta Mellark, on their victors tour across each district which sparks a rebellion. However, to add to the tension, President Snow announces a Quarter Quell, the 25th Hunger Games were previous victors re-enter the game. I’m pretty sure this is going to be a page turner.
‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by J.K. Rowling:
Last but not least the book I’m pretty sure everyone has read is ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by J.K. Rowling. The story follow a young boy called Harry Potter, who on his 11th birthday find outs he is an orphaned son of two wizards an has magical powers of his own. He attends Hogwarts, the school of witchcraft and wizardry, and encounters many problems that cross his path. As a child, I’ve always LOVED the Harry Potter film and book series, and so I can’t wait to re-read it. I’m the type of person to re-read, re-watch or re-listen to anything that I drawn an interest to previously.
Let me know the books that you’re interested in from my list and give me any recommendations that you think I might like! I’m always browsing the Kindle store and Richard and Judy’s Book Club too see which book I could read next.