Top Summer Reads

It’s holiday season, which means that many of us will be deciding which books we should pack (or download to our Kindles) for that summer sun-lounger read. Here’s a selection of my favourite books worthy of some time this summer.

Inspirational Reads

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

the alchemist

The Alchemist is up there as one of my all-time favourite books. Given to me as a present last year, I read the whole thing within a couple of days and have been recommending it ever since. It’s an easy read with a lot of life teachings told metaphorically through a fable. Coelho is a respected author, whose work I have had recommended numerous times. If you enjoy meaningful books then this one’s for you.


The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

the secret

Not such an easy read but definitely a worthwhile one. It’s sure to get you thinking and feeling a lot more motivated. I found this book particularly useful when going through a tough time with my career and (ex-)relationship but have kept it’s teachings with me ever since. Who doesn’t want to know the secret, right?!


Ones You Won’t Be Able To Put Down

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

me before you

Now a film, Me Before You is an emotional journey, which displays different views towards a very sensitive topic (I won’t say what, as not to spoil the book). In my eyes the book is nearly always better than the film, so if you have watched the movie already I would still recommend. This book had me in tears and not tears of laughter, which might not be what you want when on your jollies but if you are looking for a gripping read then this book won’t let you down.


The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

the girl on the train

Another one that’s now a film but that I think is better to read. The Girl on the Train is full of twists and turns, keeping you on your toes throughout the entire book. It’s about exactly what the title says- a girl on a train- who witnesses something that is to change her life.


A Place Called Here by Cecelia Ahern

A place called here

Ever wondered where lost things go? That sock that is no longer a pair, those keys that you just can’t find, even down to missing people? Surely they can’t just vanish from the face of the Earth. Well, this novel introduces a girl who is determined to find exactly where missing things go and manages to do so when she goes missing herself…


Back To Business

Make Instagram Your Business by Sedge Beswick

make insta your business

This is great for any budding bloggers or even anyone who loves the gram. It has Beswick’s pick of her top 100 Instagram users, who have turned their hobbies in business. Great for if you’re looking to do the same for yourself or even if you just want to find some new accounts to follow. I may or may not be featured on page 137…


Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

think and grow

OK, so I have a confession… I haven’t actually read this book yet. However, I’ve had it recommended on several occassions and have it sat on my bookshelf for my next read (as soon as I finish my current book). So, this will be my summer read for sure and if my recommendations are trustworthy, it will be a good one!



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