Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Summer Reading List

A break from the many makeup related posts I've done recently! I seem to have piles of unread books around my bedroom and I have no idea where to start with them! So after seeing Emily's 'Summer Reading List' blog post, I have decided to start my own Summer Reading List. I'm still slowly plodding through the first book in the 'A Song of Ice And Fire' series, but once I've finished it I will definitely start on the books I am about to show you.

The Rosie Project // Graeme Simsion
My mum recently read this book and she loved it. So since then it's been lingering in my room and my mum has constantly been asking "have you read it yet?". The answer is obviously no.
The Blurb
'I'm not good at understanding what other people want.'
'Tell me something I don't know...'
Love isn't an exact science - but no one told Don Tillman. A handsome thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don's never had a second date. So he devises The Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie - 'the world's most incompatible woman' - throwing Don's safe, ordered life into chaos. Just what is this unsettling, alien emotion he's feeling?

One Day // David Nicholls
I've read 'Starter for Ten' by David Nicholls and I loved it, but after seeing the disappointing film adaptation of 'One Day' I wasn't rushing to read the book. Again, this is a recommendation from my mum - she reads a lot - and is also a book she has just left in my room once she was finished with it.
The Blurb
You can live your whole life not realising that what you're looking for is right in front of you.
15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways.
So where will they be this one day next year? And the year after that?
And every year that follows?

Sharp Objects // Gillian Flynn
I'm also so excited to read this book. As a lot of you may know, I've already read 'Gone Girl' - you can see my review here - and loved it
The Blurb
It's been a while... but Camille Preaker has finally gone home.
Sent to investigate the disappearance of two little girls Camille finds herself reluctantly installed in the family mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant mother and a precocious thirteen-year-old half-sister she barely knows. Haunted by a family tragedy, troubled by the disquieting grip her young sister has on the town, Camille struggles with a familiar need to be accepted.
But as clues turn into dead ends Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims and realises: she will have to unravel the puzzle of her own past if she's to survive this homecoming.

Only Ever Yours // Louise O'Neill
I saw this recommended in a magazine recently and it seemed like the kind of book I love.  
The Blurb
Freida and Isabel have been best friends their whole lives. Now, ages sixteen and in their final year at the School, they expect to be selected as companions - wives to wealthy and powerful men.
The alternative - life as a concubine - is too horrible to contemplate.
But as the intensity of their final year take hold, the pressure to be perfect mounts. Isabel starts to self-destruct, putting her beauty - her only asset - in peril.
And then into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride.
Freida must fight for her future - even if it mean betraying the only friends, the only love, she has ever known...

That's everything on my Summer Reading List, what's on yours? Do you have any good recommendations?

- Millie xx


  1. I'd recommend The Beekeeper's Daughter by Santa Montefiore, it's a really well written story.

    1. Thank you for the recommendation, I'll definitely check it out!
      - Millie xx

  2. One Day is a great read - I much prefer the book to the movie, although I find that to be the way with many adaptations. I hope to read more of Gillian Flynn's books in the future, I love thrillers!
    Enjoy your summer reading!
    Bits & Bobs

    1. I'm the same with adaptations, so many are let downs compared to the books! I highly recommend Gillian Flynn, her books are so amazing and cleverly written.
      - Millie xx