In a few short weeks i will be off on my holiday, soaking up the sun and lounging by the pool with a book in my hands. Since there are fewer distractions (Yes Internet, I'm looking at you) i tend to get through more books than normal. I'm so in need of a break and I'm beyond excited to get away. So for today's post, i thought I'd share with you my summer read recommendations!
Pretty much all these books are quite girly and romantic so i know they won't appeal to every one but i really enjoy books like these because they're enjoyable stories and such easy reads too. It actually took me a while to narrow down this selection as there was quite a few others i wanted to include but all of these books i have thoroughly enjoyed and i hope you do too!
Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk
I absolutely love Lindsey Kelk, she is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Always the Bridesmaid is her latest release and it does not disappoint. Maddie Fraser; the girl who's always been in the background; between a crazy boss, a newly married ex and now shes in the middle of her two best friends. One is getting married and the other is getting a divorce - it follows her helping and trying be there for both friends, whilst battling with her crazy demanding boss to get a job promotion. It's filled with many twists and turns and keeps you hooked all the way through, it's such a brilliant read!
Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I'm actually still quite gutted that I've finished this book, i enjoyed reading it so much that i really struggled to put it down - it is a young adult book but do not let that put you off reading it as it's such a brilliant read. Anna's finally got everything figured out until her dad decides to send her to boarding school in Paris. Alone. She soon finds herself fitting in and making friends, including Etienne St Clair. There is no denying that the storyline is quite predictable but it's so well written and it really builds up the story and the relationship between all the characters so well that it's really enjoyable to read and it really kept me hooked!
Amy & Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
This is another book that i was gutted to be finished reading because even though it follows a similar storyline to the others it was portrayed a little differently - i don't really know how to explain it but it quite refreshing. After losing her father in a car accident Amy's not ready to get back behind the wheel. When her mum decides to move, it's up to Amy to drive the car from California to Connecticut, still not ready to drive, a old family friend Roger steps in, heading in the same direction with baggage of his own. As the title suggests, they take an epic detour along the way and the book documents their journey and it has a really cute scrapbook type feel to it. I really enjoyed Morgan Matson's writing, it was such a lovely read and its really made me want to go on an epic road trip.
Billy & Me by Giovanna Fletcher
This was the debut novel from Giovanna Fletcher; i bought this originally because of who she is but i actually really enjoy her writing style and I've continued to read the book she's released since. Sophie has a secret, and when she meets and falls in love with famous actor Billy she's taken away from her comfortable life and thrown in the spotlight. The book follows their relationship and how she handles the scrutiny that comes with Billy's lifestyle and the constant worry that her secret will be revealed. The book is definitely not as cheesy as it's described, it's actually really well written and you get involved with the characters too and really root for their relationship to work.
The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy by Jenny Han
This trilogy is the perfect beach read; Isabel AKA Belly, she spent every summer vacationing at the summer house with her mum, brother, her mom's best friend Beck and her two sons Conrad and Jeremiah. Belly's always had a crush on Conrad and always been best friends with, who has a crush on Belly. The three books follows them as they grow up and the dynamics of their relationships start to change - it has everything you need in a book, it'll make you laugh and cry and theirs a few unexpected plot twists too.
I Heart Series by Lindsey Kelk
I don't actually have the physical copies of these to photograph but this is a brilliant book series so i couldn't not include it. There are six books in the series so far and I'm really hoping that there are more to come. After finding her boyfriend cheating on her, Angela Clark impulsively flees to New York. Suddenly, she has a new BFF Jenny, is dating two guys and has started a new blog writing all about it. The series follows Angela's life and all the ups, down, adventures and romantic dilemmas shes finds herself in. They are such easy reads and you really find yourself involved with Angela's life and all the predicaments she gets herself into. I've recommended these books to so many people and all of them have thoroughly enjoyed them as much as i have. I love getting lost in Angela's world and i could not recommend this series enough.
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
I really enjoy Sarah Dessen books - they are quite young and very much a 'YA' book but they are easy reads and if you enjoy girly books you'll definitely enjoy any of her books. I'd recommend them all but my favourite one by her is The Truth About Forever. Macy is struggling; she lost her dad and now faces a summer apart from her 'perfect' boyfriend. Until she accidentally starts working for Wish catering, everything changes and she meets a whole new group of friends who help her to venture out of her shell and show her that it's impossible to be perfect. I really need to reread this because it's been ages since i last read it. I don't know what it was that made me love this book so much but it was one of those books that i really enjoyed and didn't want to end.
Have you read any of these books? Please recommend me some of your favourite summer reads?