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Today I am doing a little collaboration post with another fellow blogger called Maya, make sure to check out her cute blog here. Since we are both book worms, we decided to each share our top books to read in the summer time. Make sure to go over on Maya’s blog to see what she recommends!
So without further ado, let’s get started!
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored, all opinions are my own and are 100% honest. I’ll try not to spoil too much, but read at your own risk😅😘
First off, we have one of my favorite authors, John Green. I choose two of his books to recommend to you guys today, the first one is Paper Towns and the second one is An Abundance of Katherines. Both aren’t too long so they’re great to take with you at the beach. I really loved both, even though they are completely different stories. They are filled with humor, which never fails to make me laugh!
Here’s a little summary of both:
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life–dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge–he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues–and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew. -Via John Green’s website
An Abundance of Katherines
When it comes to relationships, everyone has a type. Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. He has dated–and been dumped by–19 Katherines. In the wake of The K-19 Debacle, Colin–an anagram-obsessed washed-up child prodigy–heads out on a road trip with his overweight, Judge Judy- loving friend Hassan. With 10,000 dollars in his pocket and a feral hog on his trail, Colin is on a mission to prove a mathematical theorem he hopes will predict the future of any relationship (and conceivably win the girl). -Via John Green’s website
Next we have the lovely author Jojo Moyes. From her, I am recommending Me Before You and After You (which is the sequel of Me Before You). I also just saw that the third book of this series came out quite recently, it’s called Still Me. I NEED to read it!! Let me know in the comments if you have read it already😊
I really loved both books, the first one is very moving and emotional, but still is a beautiful story. The sequel is also really good, I honestly didn’t expect the story to be like this so that’s really cool!
Here is a short summary of both:
Me Before You
Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows a car accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color. And neither of them knows they’re going to change each other for all time. -Via IMDb.com
Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. (…) When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started. Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding—the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future… For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await. -Via amazon.com
And finally we have J.K. Rowling. I obviously have to recommend the Harry Potter series, but since there is 7 books, maybe not everyone has the time to read the whole lot during summer. So, I recommend beginning with the first and second books, which aren’t too long and are the ones in my opinion that are the most magical (no offense to the rest of the series I promise!).
Then I also chose to mention the Harry Potter play which I am currently re-reading. It’s soooo good! It’s not too long as well, and oh my the story is reaaally cool! You constantly wonder what’s going to happen next. If you haven’t read the HP series before, I recommend you do so because otherwise you’ll probably have trouble understanding the play (or at least watch the movies😊).
Here’s a short summary of both:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (#1)
Ten-year-old Harry is an orphan who lives with his uncaring Aunt Petunia, loathsome Uncle Vernon, and (worst of all) his spoiled cousin Dudley. Always in trouble for things that are not apparently his fault, condemned to a life of drudgery and forced to sleep in a cupboard under the stairs, Harry is astonished to receive a letter from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (…) Harry rapidly discovers that it is an offer of a place at Hogwarts, that he is a wizard himself, and that he acquired the lightning-bolt scar on his forehead in the fight when his parents were killed by the evil wizard Voldemort. (…) Soon Harry finds himself in the magical world of Hogwarts under the care of headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Harry’s eventful first year at the school (…) is overshadowed by dark thoughts of his parents’ murder and the dawning knowledge that one day he may have to meet Voldemort, too. Harry’s curiosity is destined to lead him and his friends into trouble, even danger, before they discover the truth about the mysterious Philosopher’s Stone. -Via Britannica.com
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Play)
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. -Via Harry Potter Wiki
And there you go, these were my recommendations for summer reads! I really hope you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to check out Maya’s post over on her blog.
Please let me know in the comments what book (or books!) you are reading this summer😊
I wish you a very nice day/night and I will talk to you in my next blog post!
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