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Feb 19, 2024

Top 5 Books to Read By the Pool this Summer


With summer 2023 holiday incoming, it's time to start planning the perfect poolside escape. Whether you're lounging by the ocean or enjoying the serene ambiance of an outdoor pool, there's nothing quite like a good book to accompany your summer relaxation. To help you make the most of your summer holiday, we have compiled a list of the top 5 books that are sure to enhance your poolside experience and maybe even inspire a little wanderlust. So grab your sunglasses, sunscreen, and dive into these best reads of 2023!


"The Summerhouse" by Jude Deveraux


What better way to kick off your summer reading than with a book that literally has "summer" in the title? "The Summerhouse" by Jude Deveraux is a delightful tale of three women who escape to a charming summer cottage for a month-long vacation. As they share their life stories, they discover the power of friendship, love, and the possibility of second chances. Immerse yourself in the lives of Leslie, Madison and Ellie in this heart-warming novel, the perfect companion for your summer holiday.


"The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah


If you're looking for a book that will transport around the world to the frost tipped pines of northern America "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah is an excellent choice. Set in the rugged and wild landscape of Alaska, this gripping story follows the Allbright family as they seek solace in the furthest reaches of the untamed wilderness. The vivid descriptions and compelling characters will have you breathing a sigh of relief that you are lounging in the sun instead of grinding for survival in the frozen reaches of the Alaskan forests. Hannah's novel will immerse you into its gripping embrace making it a perfect holiday escape.


"Circe" by Madeline Miller


A must read for the lovers of myth and legend, "Circe" by Madeline Miller. This enchanting novel takes you on a voyage through the perilous life of the sorcerer known to Greek Mythology as Circe. Miller weaves a captivating tale of love, pain and self-discovery as she uncovers her true powers. As you delve deeper into Circe's journey, you will run into some of Greek Mythologies most well-known characters from the minotaur to the guileful Odysseus. This beautifully woven novel will transport you straight to the doorstep ancient Greek gods themselves, providing a perfect catalyst for your imagination soar.


"Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

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If you're searching for a book that will inspire laughter and tears in equal measure, "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman will provide you with the perfect emotional fix. At its core this is a heart-warming story, one that follows the eccentric and endearing Eleanor Oliphant as she navigates life's challenges and discovers the power of human connection. Honeyman's witty writing style and memorable characters will leave you with a far greater appreciation of the smaller things in life.


"Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens


Last but certainly not least, we have "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens. Set in the marshes of North Carolina, this intriguing novel combines mysteries of the natural world with the sense of desire and human connection. Follow the journey of Kya Clark, known as the "Marsh Girl," as she navigates the journey from a life of solitude into a whole new startling world full of new feelings and experiences. Owens' exquisite prose and atmospheric descriptions will transport you to the harsh beauty of the marsh, making it an excellent choice for a summer holiday read.


Make sure you are prepared for your summer holiday, and don’t forget to pack a few books to fuel your imagination with a cocktail of exciting characters, vivid worlds and elaborate stories. Whether you choose a heart-warming tale, a thrilling adventure, or a mind-twisting enigma, these top 5 books will ensure that your poolside read is nothing short of unforgettable. So, grab a cool drink, settle into your poolside lounger, and let the pages swallow you up. Now that sounds like the way to spend your summer 2023 holiday if you ask us. Happy reading!

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