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5 books you need to read this summer

There's nothing like getting stuck into a really good book.

As someone who is a self-confessed bibliophile, I've compiled my top favourite must-reads for this year so far. If you are someone who is looking for a good read this summer, here are my top five books to check out.

Eat Pray Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert

With Gilbert's down-to-earth witty writing style, this novel follows the life of a thirty-year-old who is searching for what life's true purpose is. On the surface, this book may echo an entertaining travel diary log, however, the nuances displayed in the novel allude to deeper, allegorical tales. This book is set against the backdrop of three contrasting cultures where Elizabeth Gilbert chronicles the path of self-discovery and fighting against life's ideals. After reading this book, and watching the film starring Julia Roberts, it's safe to say that this memoir is one that I will be reading again and again.

One Day
by David Nicholls
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This book narrates the challenging, trivial and comical aspects about what life is like when you're young. It's a book that I read my very first summer out of secondary school and have just now this summer re-read for the umpteenth time. Every character in the book is either someone that I can relate too or vividly reminds me of close friends. (I personally loved Emma's character). This book made me laugh and although I'm not someone who cries while reading books and watching films, it did make me think about how fleeting our youth is and how transient time is. If your eye happens to catch this book, definitely give this book a shot.

by Jeff Abbott

In my humble view, a solid book collection is not complete without a riveting fiction thriller suspense novel. This is a fast paced book that will leave you determined in finding out how the story ends.

The Woman in the Window
by A.J Finn

This book is another great mystery thriller read and for any readers out there who can't get enough of suspense, look no further!

Even though the hype built around this book was a little overbearing I think after reading it, the hype is most certainly warranted. This book is amongst the top twenty books released between January and June of 2018 which were hand-selected by Amazon book editors and represent a range of genres, including drama, true crime, thriller and fantasy.

by George Orwell

“They can’t get inside of you. If you can feel that staying human is worth while, even when it can’t have any result whatever, you’ve beaten them.” - This little instalment of 355 pages held a lot of firsts for me; my first experience of Eric Arthur Blair or as he is better known, George Orwell, my first modern classic and the first book I would truly call an experience. This frighteningly fascinating allegorical tale is the best book I believe I have read up to date. As someone who entered this story with the fear I would feel inferior and ignorant because of the sheer popularity of this book, I was truly welcomed into this horrifying story of totalitarianism by Orwell who’s writing style, unlike an other, allowed me to not only understand the message and warning so poignant, but feel a true connection to Winston Smith, which made the climax of the novel so much more effective. - I would definitely recommend this one to anyone at all; it is definitely worth the read. It gets a little difficult to read at points but the message is hauntingly brilliant. #bookstagram #1984 #1984georgeorwell #winstonsmith #books #booknerd #bookish #georgeorwell #orwell #orwellian #booklove #reading #reader #nineteeneightyfour #tomes #classics #modernclassics #penguinclassics #instareads #currentlyreading #introvert #bookworm

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I'll never forget the day my English substitute took over my small class for a week. After an interesting discussion about my favourite novelists, I had received the unexpected surprise of the book "1984" on loan by my teacher. That night I had barely a wink of sleep and honestly it was the best all-nighter I had ever had. Right after my bedtime at 10.30pm, I proceeded to my bed with a lamp tucked under my sheets and devoured the entire novel from cover to cover.