Friday, 12 June 2015

Summer Reads

Hey Guys!

Hope you are all having a lovely day. Summer holiday season is fast approaching and for a lot of us that means book reading season. So, I thought I'd share some of the books I have really loved. Pre-warning I'm not really a fan of chick-lit so some of these books are a bit dark.
1. Paper Towns by John Green:
This is by the same author as The Fault in our Stars, so if you liked that you will no doubt like this one. It is also being released as a movie relatively soon. I really enjoyed this, I find John Green books really easy to read and the characters are quite easy to relate to. This book is about a boy who is looking for a girl who's run away but left clues as to where she's gone. I thought it was a really interesting concept, and while it wasn't as good as The Fault in our Stars I still really enjoyed it.
2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins:
I really enjoyed this book, I love thrillers and mysteries, and this was just that. It is about a woman who becomes involved in another woman's disappearance by accident. I don't want to give too much away, so that description of it is quite vague, but it was really good. I felt the lead character was really easy to relate to and empathise with. The book is written through the eyes of 3 woman all connected to the disappearance, which I though was a really clever concept. I read it in two days and found myself sitting up till stupid o'clock to finish it.
This was written by the same woman who wrote Gone Girl, which I loved, so I was excited to see what this one was like. It is again a dark novel, about a reporter who has to go back to her home town to report on the murders and disappearances of girls in her town. I did really enjoy this one, although it took a little bit to get into, as soon a I did I couldn't put it down. It is really well written, and is actually a little better than Gone Girl. I really like this author, she has another book Dark Places which I am about to start and really looking forward to reading more of her books.

This book was really dark, it is by a Swedish writer and is really good. It is about a detective that has to solve a really dark case after a body is found hanging in a tree. I have actually read this twice as it had been a while since I had read it, but I just remember I had enjoyed it. It is very dark, but very gripping, you feel like you are trying to solve the case with the detective. I would highly reccomend it, I mean it's so good I read it twice!

This is another really dark one, but again a really good one. It is a DCI Banks novel (which is now a TV programme), and follows DCI Banks as he tries to work out a group of disappearances and murders. It is full of so many twists that make it all the more gripping, I honestly couldn't put it down. I have actually read this twice too, and both times I have been shocked by the ending. I really like this book, and really need to get round to reading more of the series.

These are just some of the books I have read recently. As I said, I do like a dark book and some of these are really dark. Any of these sound like your kind of book? Let me know! 
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