It’s summer! And I’m on holiday (yay!). You’ll be getting your normal regular posts from me, don’t worry!

Since I’m on holiday, I thought this would be a good time to post my favourite beach reads.

1) The Magpie Murders – Anthony Horowitz

Susan Ryeland, an editor, is given a manuscript for Alan Conway’s latest novel. The detective in the novel – Atticus Pund – solves crime in a sleepy English village in the fifties. However, this novel comes with its own mystery that Susan must solve.

I read this one really fast because it’s just so mysterious! I don’t often read crime/mystery novels but The Magpie Murders really made me consider the genre more.

It’s gripping and definitely something you can lose yourself in.

Get it from Amazon here.

2) Lyrebird – Cecelia Ahern

Set in Ireland, Laura lives alone in a small cottage, kept a secret from everyone. That’s until Solomon stumbles into her and discovers her amazing talent. Laura can mimic any sound, which earns her the nickname Lyrebird. But all talent comes at a cost.

I had only read one book by Cecelia Ahern before this, but this really got me into her adult novels. To be fair, just about every single one of her books is perfect for a summer read, but this one is one of my favourites.

Get it from Amazon here.

3) How to Stop Time – Matt Haig

Last July, while I was on holiday I picked this one up. It’s about a man who ages extremely slowly, meaning he has seen a lot of different historical periods and events throughout his life. It deals with mental health as well as a lot of other issues while being an entertaining read.

I actually bought and read this one while on holiday last July and read it within a couple of days.

Get it from Amazon here.

4) Turtles All The Way Down – John Green

This changed my views on John Green’s writing. I was never really into his books but this one’s definitely an exception for me.

Aza is a high school student who struggles with OCD. She’s constantly worried about bacteria and infections, and will do anything that she thinks will stop herself from becoming ill. One day her best friend discovered that their old friend’s father has gone missing. And it’s a mystery they can’t avoid.

This kept me hooked for a whole day, which was as long as it took for me to read it!

Get it from Amazon here.

5) On The Other Side – Carrie Hope Fletcher

This is just like snuggling up and watching a Disney film, which is no surprise coming from Disney addict Carrie Hope Fletcher.

Evie passes away at eighty-two, but when she tries to pass over to heaven, she can’t with all of her baggage. She must lighten her soul to be able to pass peacefully.

There’s nothing better than reading a lovely story that feels like you’re in a Disney movie.

Get it from Amazon here.


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What books are you taking on holiday or reading this summer? Let me know in the comments!

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