Every summer, I go back to my teenage self. No, not in the irresponsible carefree way (mind you, the wine…) but more so in that I go back to my favourite past time, reading on the deck, tanning my legs in the sun, with an icy drink by my side and maybe some sunflower seeds or garden peas to nibble on. Bliss, right? Here’s a list of my 5 summer reads so far, with the #1 at the top being the one I’m currently reading (I can’t wait to start the series on TV!)
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Maybe it was because I went to a Catholic high school, where the girls were forced to wear skirts while the boys could wear pants (some even wore jeans and sweatpants) that this book didn’t seem to make it on the English class’s reading list. I’d have adored it then for sure, and I’m so glad that the buzz online inspired me to read it. I should finish it in the next day or two and highly recommend it!
Another book that then turned into a TV series – I actually watched Thirteen Reasons Why on Netflix first. I wish I had done it the other way around, as this is one of the rare times I found the series better. If you’re new to both, read the book first!
This was a good summer read, intriguing and mysterious but not too scary (despite Reese Witherspoon’s quote on the cover).
I really liked this book. The story is at times joyful, at times very sad. You pick sides, and may be surprised that your friend or family member after reading may pick another side. I heard the movie version of this book was a disaster, so I haven’t watched it yet – not sure if I want to ruin the memory of it since I loved the story so much! Anyone else?
This is a book I picked up and then wasn’t sure I wanted to read, based on the premise of a mother losing her child right in front of her eyes. The book has several surprising twists and everything isn’t all that it seems (of course it isn’t!)
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