Looking for something to read in the sun this summer? If yes, then look no further. We have a list chock-a-block full of some of the best books to enjoy this summer. We have tried to include a little something for all tastes whether it be a bit of summer romance or a gripping thriller.
Beach Read – Emily Henry
Two writers, January Andrews a bestselling romance writer and Augustus Everett, highly regarded literary novelist find themselves struck with writer’s block as the romance disappears and the literary inspirations fail to show themselves. By sheer coincidence they find themselves in each other’s lives, after a sequence of events they resort to striking a deal designed to help them get out of the rut they’re in.
And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails – Wayne Curtis
Wayne Curtis takes you on a journey through the history of the Americas on the back of a measure of rum, or two, or three. Between the covers you will discover how a cheap spirit distilled from the waste products from the booming sugar trade has poured in the glasses of all cultures and classes from 18th century sailors’ grog to modern day nightclub cocktails and everything in between.
Survive the night – Riley Sager
Two complete strangers find themselves stuck within the confines of a car as they travel homewards to Ohio. They met at on college campus sharing the same destination, Charlie to escape the feelings resulting from the murder of her best friend at the hands of ‘Campus Killer’ and Josh to get back to help look after his sick father. The night’s role on as Charlie starts to fear that the very thing she is running away from is following her home.
Rodham – Curtis Sittenfeld
Curtis Sittenfeld explores what might have become of Hillary Rodham if she hadn’t married Bill Clinton. The Yale Law student, women’s rights and student activist Hillary Rodham had a bright future ahead of her, as we know she met fellow law student Bill Clinton and they started a life together. But have you ever wondered what might have happened if that union had not been made? Well, find out what could have been in this ‘what if’ fictional piece.
Notes from a small island – Bill Bryson
Best-selling author Bill Bryson returns with a comically endearing story about the end of a chapter in his life. After releasing that he belongs back in the US after a brief stint of nearly 20 years living in the UK, Bryson decides to embark on a final farewell tour around the little green island and the resulting account is a must read.
Hail Mary – Andy Weir
Andy Weir takes you deep into the unknown depths of space in this extraordinarily thrilling book. Stranded somewhere in space with no memory of who he is or why he is there and completely alone after the deaths of his fellow crew members, Ryland Grace has the unfathomable pressure of defeating almost undefeatable odds to save the earth from an extinction level threat.
Untamed – Glennon Doyle
So many words can be used to describe this rollercoaster of a book, uplifting, outrageous and down-right inspiring to name just a few. The book is about a woman as she learns how she can the best mother, a job that isn’t just about being there for them but showing your children how they can live their lives to the fullest. Whilst facing countless life hurdles she works hard to empower herself and learn to trust herself again.
The Lost Apothecary – Sarah Penner
Its her 5th wedding anniversary and aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell is recoiling from the recent discovery regarding her husband’s infidelity, when she unexpectedly stumbles across a small vial next to the river Thames. Little does she know but she has just fallen upon a missing clue relating to the infamous apothecary murders that took place more than 200 years before.
Under a White Sky – Elizabeth Kolbert
Author Elizabeth Kolbert delves the world that we live in and explores how humanity has shaped and changed the environment around us, she meets a succession of people all working of different ways to counteract the affect that’s we as a race have inflicted on our planet or how to aid the natural world to survive in our changing climate. A truly insightful and enlightening read.
People We Meet on Vacation – Emily Henry
A story of how two polar opposites attract and spark a lifelong friendship until that one hidden truth threatens to derail their relationship forever. Poppy and Alex, two friends that came into each other’s company many years ago because of coincidental car share. Since then and since most of the time they live miles away from one another, once a year they meet up for one glorious, week-long holiday. That was until two years ago when one ill-fated week ruined everything. Now they must make amends.