READ // Books For The Beach (Part 1)

Monday, 14 July 2014

Hello!
This is the first post of a three part series concerning books I recommend this summer.
I tend to read so much over the Summer due to my lack of time during term time and these are just a few of my highly recommended books.
Of course, you do not have to read them at the beach. You can read them around the pool, in your garden, in Starbucks, wherever! I just like alliteration.

So here is part 1!



The Goose Girl - Shannon Hale
I originally read this book in Australia. I remember sitting in a beer garden in one of those round sun loungers for about three hours just reading this book. It is simply about a Princess who thinks she sucks at being a Princess and is getting married off to neighbouring country to keep peace. However, bad things happen and she falls to rock bottom etc. etc. and it is a really lovely book. Sure, it's not an adult book (none of these are) but I really, really, really enjoyed this. I enjoyed it so much I bought the sequel as soon as I got home even though it cost £5 used.

Wither - Lauren DeStefano
This is the first book of The Chemical Garden Trilogy (of course that got me interested). It is a dystopian novel based in the future where females aren't living past 20 and males past 25 and so girls are stolen off the street and sold to be married off. Think a modernised, much more glamorous version of The Handmaid's Tale. I read this book in one sitting. If you were going on holiday you may want to bring the next book along with you.

City of Bones - Cassandra Clare 
This book was made into a film last year (and I actually picked it up on DVD today - I was in the mood!). In a world with witches and warlocks of course havoc will occur. The Mortal Instruments (of which this is book 1) is a fantastic series, which I thoroughly enjoyed. This book is really fast paced and there is always something going on. Big plus - the book is massive. It'll be a pain to carry but you may only need to bring the one book (or you could bring the second one too - I would).

Delirium - Lauren Oliver
Okay, I know I have pictured Requiem but I lent the first two in the series to my housemate. I fell in love with Delirium within the first chapter. Could you imagine if love was a disease? That is something that just seems absurd but is explored so well in the book. It is full of romance and action and the pace never slows down. I was hooked straight away and read the whole series within a week. It is brilliant. (In fact, I've loved all of Lauren Oliver's books - She's a fantastic author!)

So that is part one of this three part series!

Have you read any of these books or are they on your to-read list?
Are there any books you recommend?
Let me know!

15 comments :

  1. I love reading books and on I was just planning on reading Delirium :)

    +Your blog looks amazing, I'm your new follower xx

    Love, Sara Wallflower
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  2. It is so good! One of the best books I have read in such a long time!
    Thank you so much lovely!
    :)

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  3. Mortal Instruments is one of my all-time favorite movies!! Will have to read the rest of the books!

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    Mariana
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    1. I do love it! Definitely read the books - they are brilliant. I cannot wait to read the last one on holiday!
      Check out the Infernal Devices books too. (I might even say they are better! What?!)

      :)

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  4. At the moment i'm reading War and Peace (thought I would give an old classic a go!), it's such a humongous book though :/ so when i eventually do finish it, which is not at all any time soon, I may read one of the books you have suggested :)

    Lots of Love, Ana
    x

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    1. Ah wow! I would never even try! I tried reading Anna Karenina and it was so interesting but my book broke 30 pages in! Have fun with that - if you want a different classic try Pride and Prejudice or Wuthering Heights. They are my absolute fave!

      :)

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  5. I haven't read any of these books, but they all look interesting. I especially love the sound of Wither, will have to check that one out.
    I recently blogged about the books on my 'to read' list, which is ever growing thanks to recommendations and posts like these! :P You can have a look here if you'd like... http://essaysandwine.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/the-to-read-list.html I'd love to know if you've read any of them and what your thoughts were.


    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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    1. My 'to read' list is also ever growing! I love the library ebook collections. It makes reading so much cheaper and easier! I've read over 15 books so far this year because of them! I'll definitely have a look at your list and see if there is anything I should add to mine! :)

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  6. I love reading books during summer! Such a relaxing and fun thing to do. I really want to read City of bones! Great reviews :)
    xx
    Mia


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    1. Definitely read them! They are fantastic books.If you like them try out the Infernal Devices too - that series is even better!
      :)

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  7. Hello lovely, thank you for following my blog and my Twitter - I'm following you back now too and excited to add another blog to my reading list :) pretty appropriate since you're talking about books here! I'm currently reading The Book Thief, I'm enjoying it so much despite it not being the light and easy read I'd usually reach for (another blogger actually sent it to me!). I was reading it when it came into the cinema, and I can't wait to get it on DVD so I can watch it when I'm finished because I didn't want to spoil the book. The first book sounds so lovely, an easy read. I love girly books and I'm a sucker for a happy ending! I'll have to try to remember to look out for City of Bones too, it sounds like something I'd enjoy :) what's your favourite book? xxx

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    1. No problem!
      I've wanted to read The Book Thief for a while and ended up getting it for my friend for Christmas so she could lend it to me (cheeky I know!).
      I have read so many books I don't think I could choose! I think maybe Pride and Prejudice. I read it every year and I do love Mr Darcy!

      :)

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I love reading book recommendations and adding to my list :)

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  9. that's so nice!! i love it!!
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  10. Great post! I've been wanting to read City of Bones for a long time, I think I'll give it a try :D
    Love,
    Dany

    danyszelsky.blogspot.com

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Thank you so much for commenting! I appreciate every single one of them and will get back to them as soon as I can :)