During the year, I NEVER have time to read. And since I’m at Uni, I’m always studying, reading text books and taking notes. The last thing I want to do I read even more in my free time.
BUT, in the summer I unleash my love for books. Since I spend a lot of time at the beach with my family, the best thing to do in order to avoid talking to them or being criticized about everything I do is reading. (and watching TV shows of course. I haven’t watched a lot this summer…)
I’m adding to this list books that I have read in September because summer isn’t technically over.
My friend recommended it to me, so I decided to give it a go. Set in the 70s, it tells the story of an MI5 Spy called Serena Frome who recruits the writer Tom Haley to infiltrate the literary circle.
I liked it… The plot twists are good and the writing is excellent. Personally I found it a bit slow-paced, but still… Good.
2. On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan 2/5 stars
Yes, I read two Ian McEwan’s books. I bought this one for my mom when I was in London last year and she has had it on her nightstand ever since.
Well, this book was weird. It is set in the 60s and the main characters are Edward and Florence. Basically the story follows their wedding night and the anxiety that this causes them. I didn’t really like it… Always well written, I can’t say anything about that.
It was just so gross and weird… No. no. no thanks.
3. Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari 5/5 stars
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Really interesting, funny, amazing and superb. Enough adjectives? I have more!
If you don’t know him Aziz is a comedian and actor who teamed up with sociologist Eric Klienenberg and together they wrote this book. It is a funny essay about the problems of having (and forming) romantic relationships in this modern era. It is a deep insight in today’s ways of communicating and the ways people in different countries view love.
It’s all about the texting, sexting, emoji, Tinder… Aziz shows us how to navigate in this world full of technology. And it’s AWESOME!!!
4. A Long Way Down – Nick Hornby 4/5 Stars
Here at home we have an extensive collection of books and there is a tiny section dedicated to Hornby. This book is basically about a weird group of four people who meets at the top of a building, ready to jump and kill themselves. It is funny and totally weird.
Definitely recommend it!
I follow the Twitter account @SoVeryBritish and it’s hilarious. The book is a collection of tweets divided in categories… And there are cute drawings and IT IS SO TRUE!! I really loved it! It’s a great coffee-table book.
6. The Silver Linings Playbook – Matthew Quick 4/5 stars
I have seen the movie a few years ago and loved it. Usually I don’t read the book if I have already seen the film.
I liked it. A lot Pat’s thoughts were very well written, especially at the beginning of the book. I felt like it was realistic and true. Personally I liked more the movie, probably because I have seen it first, but anyway still pretty good.
Highly recommend it!
7. Beautiful Disaster – Jamie McGuire
Shittiest book I have ever read. You can read my complete thoughts on my previous post about sexism (HERE) and my full review here.
I won’t write any more words about this crap.
This is the first NA (New Adult) book I have actually enjoyed. It is funny, true, not at all sexist and entertainment. Bare in mind, it is R-Rated and it passes the Bechdel test!!!
Absolutely adored it, not at all cliché and (in my opinion) well written.
Definitely recommend it if you want to read a nice book about kids felling in love in college.
Currently I am reading the new Jeffery Deaver book (The Steel Kiss)… I have read his entire Lincoln Rhyme series and I LOVE IT! It is about an ex NYPD captain who became quadriplegic after an accident at work. The series follow him and detective Amelia Sachs as they try to catch weird criminals and psychopaths. Highly recommend it… Beautifully written and totally scary. I have been reading Deaver’s books for YEARS and I still love them! The dynami between Lincoln and Amelia, the clever plot twists… He is simply th best ❤ ❤
Hope you liked this post! After discovering “Booktube” on YouTube, I started to read again and I love it!!!
Georgia 🙂 🙂