Summer Reading


I usually end up reading loads over the summer. It's the perfect time to settle down with a good book (or five). I don't seem to have read as much as I usually do this summer, but I thought I'd do a little round up of the books I have read. I'll warn you, I don't read the most intellectual books sometimes, but they do entertain me.

My Legendary Girlfriend - Mike Gayle
Will is an English teacher. He's still hung up on his ex and lives in a tiny, dingy flat and feels as though his life is going nowhere. Then suddenly he gets a phone call, could he have found someone else?

The whole book is set over one weekend. I tend to really enjoy books written by men. This wasn't amazing, but it was an enjoyable read, albeit a little predictable.

Twenty Times a Lady - Karyn Bosnak
Delilah Darling (yes that is her name) decides that the 20th man she's slept with must be the last. However, when she drunkenly ends up in bed with her boss, she decides to track down her exes to see if any one them could be 'The One'.

This was entertaining. At some points I did sigh at the sterotypes of 'sleeping with too many people' blah blah blah, but it ended up being quite a good read. It was funny but not groundbreaking. There was also a nice, good looking Irish man, which is always a plus for me.

The Time of My Life - Cecelia Ahern
Lucy is about to receive a visit from her life, something which apparently is common place in this book.

There's always something a little magical and fairytale-esque about Ahern's books. This was nice. I read it whilst on holiday and it was a good book. I found it a little hard to get into compared to some of her other books, but still, I liked it. Also, once again there was a good looking Irishman, so I'm not complaining.

Charlotte Street - Danny Wallace
finds a disposable camera belonging to a woman he bumped into on Charlotte Street. He then spends the rest of the book trying to track her down. It's kind of stalkerish, but in a nice way.

This was by far my favourite I read over the summer. There's just something about books written from a male perspective that I love.

A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
We all know the story right? Sara Crewe goes to live a boarding school whilst her father is away in India. She's rich, then suddenly she isn't.

I downloaded this for my ipad a few weeks back as I felt like reading something there an then. I forgot what a lovely book it is!