I’m an avid reader and known bookworm, and it has been that way since I was young. At the age of 10 I had a reading age of 16+, and English has always been one of my favourite subjects! Going on holiday, sitting by the pool or on the beach and reading a good book is one of my favourite things to do, and choosing books to take away is always refreshing. I thought today I would share with you all the books I’m taking away with my on my summer holiday, which is FINALLY next week, yay!
First up we have Brighton Rock by Graham Greene. I watched the film before reading the book a few weeks back, something I NEVER do, and it made me really want to read the book. This book is a murder, thriller set in Brighton during the 1930’s, one of my favourite places, and follows the gang war and young Pinkie taking over a mob.
I am an absolute sucker for anything with a soppy bit of romance, and so after a few reccomendations I decided to pick up The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. This book is set over a twenty-four hour time period and explores a fresh and fast paced first love, something I am sure to enjoy and get through very quickly!
Next I have the much talked about and New York Times Bestseller, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. This book explores the ‘funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love’ and the relationship between two terminally ill people. Although this sounds like a sad book to be reading on a relaxing holiday, I am looking forward to reading it, as I love the way in which John Green writes and his characters.
The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood has been on my book list since forever and I actually bought it a summer or two ago to read for my English A-Level, but only read a chapter or two before another book distracted me and it got pushed to the back of the shelf. This summer I am determined to finish this book! This book is a dystopian novel which I find really interesting.
These are just a few of the books I’m taking away with me, a few more are currently in the post. I also really recommend Amazon for cheap and easy books, as quite often you can get them for half price of even less of the RRP.
I hope you’ve all enjoyed this slightly different post, and please recommend me some good books in the comments!