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LIFESTYLE: The Best Books for this Summer

The past half a year I had no time to read a book other than the mandatory ones for school, but now that it is Summer, I see myself laying at the pool with a cocktail and reading through the stack of books I have bought last week. Best thing ever! The best thing of Summer is that you can read everywhere at the sea, the lake, in the garden on your terrace, your balcony,just everywhere!! Grab a cold drink, make yourself comfy and slip into another world! There is nothing better than that in my opinion (except for reading on a rainy Autumn day with a blanket and a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows, but okay…) 

My “bookwormgenes” come from my mum, so I asked her for some good reads this Summer and she gave some recommendations too, which you can find below! Before you read this post, make sure to have enough space in your book shelf, otherwise you may have a problem! 

1.Into the water by Paula Hawkins

I loooooovved “Girl on the train”! It was one of these books that you don´t put out of your hand until you finished it (I had the same scenario with Harry Potter and Girl with a dragon tattoo too, just in case you wonder). I haven´t finish it, but so far it is really really good!


“Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors – think Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott – who have reinvigorated the literary suspense novel by tapping a rich vein of psychological menace and social unease… there’s a certain solace to a dark escape, in the promise of submerged truths coming to light.” –Vogue

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother’s sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she’d never return.With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.

2.The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k: How to stop spending time you don’t have doing things you don’t want to do with people you don’t like by Sarah Knight’

The best book I have read recently . . . Absolutely blinding. Read it. Do it.’ Daily Mail

The bestselling book everyone is talking about – our favourite anti-guru Sarah Knight reveals the surprising art of caring less and getting more. Are you stressed out, overbooked and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? Then it’s time to stop giving a f**k. This irreverent and practical book explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt – and give your f**ks instead to people and things that make you happy. From family dramas to having a bikini body, the simple ‘NotSorry Method’ for mental decluttering will help you unleash the power of not giving a f**k and will free you to spend your time, energy and money on the things that really matter. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k: How to stop spending time you don’t have with people you don’t like doing things you don’t want to do.

3.Career of the evil by Robert Gailbraith aka J.K. Rowling

For J.K. Rowling could be described as the god of literature, because her way of writing and describing things is just out of this world. It is ridiculous how often I read the Harry Potter books and I still love them to death! The only thing I had to say is,that I didn´t like “A casual vacancy”, therefore I refused to read the crimi novels by her, because I didn´t want to get disappointed again. I don´t know why but one day I started to read one part and holy moly…this is more like the J.K.Rowling I know and love! For all the crimi freaks out there this is a must-read!

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg.Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them…

 A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, Career of Evil is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives. You will not be able to put this book down.

4. Girlboss by Sophia Amaruso

Sometimes I want to challenge my inner “Girlboss” so I read some inspiring books! This is one I wanted to read for a long time, but the only thing I did was to watch some episodes of the Netflix series and then I decided that I want to read the book first.

Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school—a job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.

Flash forward to today, and she’s the founder of Nasty Gal and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers. #GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.

 “#GIRLBOSS is more than a book . . . #GIRLBOSS is a movement.” —Lena Dunham


4 thoughts on “LIFESTYLE: The Best Books for this Summer

  1. I am so jealous! I am stuck at university doing mandatory readings in the cold winter, I would love to be able to lie outside and read. No better way to spend a summer! Will definitely check out some of what you have recommended, I am a huge J K Rowling fan so I might look into that one

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    1. Oh! Yeah definitely check that out, I just finished it and I looooovvvveee it so much! I read last month the second part of the triology by accident and I can assure you that it gets even better! I am really excited for the third part!😊

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