5 Summer Books to Indulge In Right Now

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With Summer 2022 in its final month, many of us have plans to get sucked into a great book while relaxing in the sun. Soaking up every last ray while deeply engaged in a good book. A book where your mind can escape and create its own reality can do wonders when it comes to relaxing and refreshing your mind!

Whether you are on the beach or at home, finding the perfect reading space is a must. If at home, find or create a space you can enjoy all year round – this could be anything from a small bookshelf and a beanbag to your own book room. Wherever it is, make it cozy so you can relax and really enjoy your book. One great space for a reading nook is in a spare bedroom. If you purchase some fitted wardrobes and shelving, you can create a small den to snuggle up into every evening. Let’s have a look at some of the best books for summer!


5 Must-Note Summer Reads


The Summer I Turned Pretty 

The iconic author Jenny Han, who you may recognize from other popular books and Netflix series shows, such as To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, brings us The Summer I Turned Pretty. This is the perfect romance book with a touch of humor and features a girl who tries to shake off her uncool and nerdy look and has a summer glow-up – meeting a boy she falls in love with. If you love romance, this is a must-read this summer.

Love & Olives

Liv’s father fled to Greece when she was 8, and she hasn’t heard from him since. All she can remember of him is his love for Greek myths. Many years go by until she received a postcard asking her to come help him film a National Geographic documentary with him – Not only is she nervous to see him for the first time in years, she has no idea what his new life entails. She soon discovers that her father may have invited her to Greece for something much more important… This is the perfect summer read, and you can even give the other books by Jenna Evans Welch a go afterward!

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The People We Meet on Vacation 

Rated by Oliver Travels as the number 1 book for this summer, The People We Meet On Vacation is one you can’t miss this year! It features two characters, Poppy and Alex, who have made a deal to go away each year with each other. However, on one of these trips, something goes horribly wrong… With contrasting views of the past and present, can you slowly piece together what happened?

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

A historical fiction novel starring the character Evelyn Hugo, a woman in her late 70s who has since time been on the Hollywood scene. The book is about her stardom, and Hugo, who has never done an interview, lets a junior journalist into her life and captures her real-life stories, childhood, and personal life.

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Originally a coming-of-age mystery-thriller novel that’s now showing in cinemas, Where the Crawdads Sing is an eye-opening book that leaves you with some life morals and principles. The book is centered around a young girl Kya who is forced to fend for herself with facing such prejudiced views and beliefs. The story turns darker quicker with the young girl experiencing a local murder.

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