3 books to read this summer holiday
I have read quite a few books over the past year and feel like it’s about time to share some of my recommendations for this summer with you. I read across all genres, but the books I read still have one thing in common: They are never light and fluffy – something that’s usually a criteria for a beach read.
I still found some books that – with a bit of imagination – fit in the summer category:
This is a non fiction book that shows how to stop doing things you don’t want to do, navigate those tricky conversations with people you don’t want to do stuff with/for – without being rude. All in order to have more time to do the things you want to do with people you want to do stuff with/for.
I loved it and I’m just so sure these lessons in this book will help everyone who struggles around Christmas time with all the social obligations and difficult situation that one can find themselves in at this time of year.
This one is still not quite light and fluffy, but it is the lightest and fluffiest of all my recommendations here. Summer skin is written by an Australian author and it’s a girl meets boy story set in Queensland during summer time. Kirsty Eagar captured that Australian summer feeling so perfectly and how it feels to be at uni and in love. There are some amazing female friendships in here and on top of everything, it contains some wonderful feminist lines that point out everyday misogyny and drag it through the mud. I absolutely adored this book.
The fireman won the goodreads choice awards in the “Horror” category this year, but the reason why I think it could go as a summer read is because people tend to literally go up in flames in this book and I thought that fits the Australian summer climate well enough. Here you go. The Fireman has your classic elements that make a good, creepy apocalyptic story: A quickly spreading condition that causes people to die (go up in flames), the downfall of society, a group of people trying to survive and a group of villains that kill “infected” people in gruesome ways. What distinguishes The Fireman from every other zombie/vampire/catastrophe book/movie is that the “disease” has a fascinating twist to it.