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Friday, 10 June 2016

Summer is my favourite season. I know most bloggers seem to have a thing about autumn but as far as I'm concerned autumn can jog on. It's summer I'm interested in and since we've finally had some actual sunshine on this rainy island, I'm here to celebrate that the only way I know how: book recs.

Lorali by Laura Dockrill

For long days wandering around small, seaside towns. Lorali is the story of a mermaid who leaves her world behind, the boy who finds her, and the sea, who watches it all. The writing is beautiful throughout, but the chapters told from the sea's point of view are really something special.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

For nights when it feels like the heat will never break and when it finally starts to rain. The Night Circus is the traveling venue for a curious magical wager, but Morgenstern's writing makes the circus itself feel every bit as impossible as the enchantments it sees.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

For days when the sky is blue and you permanently feel as though you might fall asleep. The pages of We Were Liars are full of secrets and suspense, all taking place on a beautiful private island, between a beautiful, wealthy family.

Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann

For days spent by the pool, wearing vintage sunglasses. Tigers in Red Weather is another story full of mystery, and another look into the life of a wealthy family, this time at their summer home in Martha's Vineyard, after the second world war, when everything still isn't as perfect as it might seem.

Summer Days & Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins

For days when you can't spend all day sitting around reading, as much as you would like to. I have to admit I haven't actually read this one yet, but these short summer stories are bound to be perfect for sneaking in between all your summer activities. It's first on my summer TBR.

What's on your summer reading list?
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Post author: Anastasia

Anastasia is an English and Creative Writing graduate and aspiring writer. She spends most of her time trying to pass off reading books and watching films as research for her many works in progress but occasionally she also remembers to blog at stasialikescakes.

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