It’s officially Summer, here in India. I know this season has not made it’s grand arrival in other countries, yet. But, be patient because soon enough, your country is going to be hot (literally)
Summer calls for long hours in the swimming pool, obscene amount of ice-cream and a lot of time spent in your air-conditioned room; binge watching shows on Netflix and shoveling down loads of unhealthy nibbles (I am guilty of this too). But have you ever thought of just lounging on your bed and reading a book? I am sure most of you all have and I am definitely sure that there is a minority of you’ll who haven’t even touched a book since that summer where all the things you owned were covered of sequins. Sequinned top, sequinned phones, sequinned jewellery. Just EVERYTHING!
But now, you need to change this situation of yours. You should, should, should start reading books, other than your fashion magazines. That’s why, I have listed down 7 books you should read this summer while you are bored and when the ceiling transitions into the most interesting thing in the entire world!
Also, this is for those of you who are avid readers: I am proud of you! You are on the very right path, you go girl!
Disclaimer: I haven’t read most of these books, they were really talked about therefore they are included here. So, I have used the reviews from Goodreads.
Eleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell
One extraordinary love.
Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.
Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
The Marble Collector – Cecelia Ahern
A forgotten childhood. A discovered life.
What if you only had one day to find out who you really were?
When Sabrina Boggs stumbles upon a mysterious collection of her father’s possessions, she discovers a truth where she never knew there was a lie. The familiar man she grew up with is suddenly a stranger to her.
An unexpected break in her monotonous daily routine leaves her just one day to unlock the secrets of the man she thought she knew. A day that unearths memories, stories and people she never knew existed. A day that changes her and those around her forever.
The Marble Collector is a thought-provoking novel about how the most ordinary decisions we make can have the most extraordinary consequences for how we live our lives. And how sometimes it’s only by shining on a light on someone else, that you can truly understand yourself.
A Place Called Here – Cecelia Ahern
Since Sandy Shortt’s classmate disappeared 20 years ago, she has been obsessed with missing things. Finding becomes her goal – whether it’s a missing sock or the graver issue of finding the people who vanish from their lives. Sandy dedicates her life to finding these missing people, offering devastated families a flicker of hope.
An Offer You Can’t Refuse – Jill Mansell
Lola has no intention of accepting when her boyfriend Dougie’s snobbish mother offers her 10,000 to break up with him. Then she discovers a secret that makes her think again. Dougie would probably have broken up with her in the long run, and this way she can help one of the people she loves most in the world.
Ten years later, though, when Lola meets Dougie again, her feelings for him are as strong as ever. But she broke Dougie’s heart and he’s about to discover that she was paid to do it. She can never tell him the truth, so can she get him back? Well, Lola’s very attractive and very persuasive. But even she’s got her work cut out this time.
Paper Towns – John Green
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs 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 the girl he thought he knew…
All The Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
Flawed – Cecelia Ahern
Which is your favourite book of all time?