Friday, June 14, 2013

My favourite summer reads

Summer is here and with it comes optimism, energy and a long reading list. I want to share some of my favourite summer reads and hope you will give me some of yours. What I like to read during the summer are books that are either, fun, thrilling or romantic, or at best all of those things. The summer could be the time you read the heavier stuff but for me and a lot of others I think it`s also then you really have time for page-turners, and to just dive into a book and not come back up again until you finish.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline: this fast-paced sci-fi/dystopia is fun, thrilling, but not as dark as a lot of the books in this genre can be. It`s mostly a tribute to geekyness and pop culture and one of the most entertaining books I`ve ever read.

Ready Player One

The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse): I just started the last book and already I dread the ending of Sookie and her adventures. These books have been my early june-reading for the last few years, and I recommend you to try out the audiobooks. They usually have a mystery that`s solved by the end of each book but there are of course bigger mysteries and storylines through the entire series. It is fun, sexy, exciting and have a lot of love affairs and attractive guys. Eric Northman is probably my biggest literary crush;-) I would not recommend this for the youngest part of the YA-readers as it`s not a YA-book.

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)

Hush hush-series by Becca Fitzpatrick: these are probably my favourite books in my not so favourite-genre Paranormal Romance if that tells you anything:-). These books are dark in a light way and I like that they finish a subplot or mystery in each book because I can`t stand it when these series ends with an cliffhanger that might as well be the end of a chapter.

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)

Perfect Chemistry/Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles: I liked the second book Rules of Attraction even better than the first one in The Perfect Chemistry-series about the Fuentes-brothers. I would recommend them both though. They`re romantic, sexy and intense but maybe not the most unpredictable books in the world. The third and last book might be my summer read this year.

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally: a really cute story about a girl, Jordan, who loves to play football with the guys, and she`s really good at it too. When the new player on the team catches her attention having her wishing he was more than her teammate, things starts to get complicated.

Catching Jordan

What`s your favourite summer reads?


  1. Summer is definitely a lighter read time for me. I don't have the energy to delve into heavy topics or bogged down writing. (I work in a library and our busiest time of year is summer reading and I leave work exhausted most days.)

    I like my books to still have a little depth to them, but I find authors like Sarah Dessen to be a great choice this time of year (just to name one off the top of my head). And I just finished The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, which fit the bill as well.


  2. I love Hush Hush series, least the first book in the series:) The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris is also great and easy reading on a summer day:)

  3. You mentioned some really great books. I actually recently acquired Dead Until Dark, after hearing so many good things about it so I hope to read that one this summer. Also, have you read any of the companions to Catching Jordan? I've been hesitant to check them out because of the mixed reviews..

    -Mari @ The Sirenic Codex

  4. Thank you for this fantastic list of books :) Now that it's summer vacation I am slowly starting to compile my summer reading list. My book recommendation is a bit surprising (even for myself). To explain a bit; I find that I really enjoy the heavy, deep and real novels more in the winter and books that are more lighthearted and fun in the summer. I came across the book "The Facebook Diet" by author Gemini Adams ( I haven't been able to stop talking about it. The author/artist has created 50 hilarious illustrations that show the reader, "You know you're a Facebook addict when..." (e.g.: you've given up your other addictions - alcohol, cigarettes, world of warcraft, and porn -so you can spend more time on Facebook.). The book made me laugh out loud quite a few times and shares some interesting facts and statistics on the international phenomenon that is Facebook as well as some advice on how to unplug and give yourself a "digital detox." I think you will find it funny and amusing; hope you will give it a read!


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