Books I’m adding to my must read list

I’m a bookworm and have been since around the age of 7-8 when I could read start reading children’s books by myself. I have memories of me borrowing books in the school library and being so excited to bring home 3-5 books that I could read in bed before going to sleep. I have memories of my parents coming in to my room and telling me a had to stop reading and go to sleep; and then pretend to go to sleep for 5 minutes before continuing to read. Lol, what a rebel. I can also vividly remember when I started reading Harry Potter and the philosophers stone and immediately falling in love with J.K Rowling’s universe. To this day the Harry Potter series are the best books I’ve read.

I love reading and I’ve had a look around to see if there are any books that I want to read this summer. And I did not fail! I’m the type of person who finds it easier to buy books than clothes on a shopping trip so I wasn’t too surprised that I would find something. Any who! Here are the books that I want to read in the near future. NB: As these are books I have not read I can’t write a review so have borrowed synopsis from Amazon and Waterstones; which in turn is what made me want to read the books.

 

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A dog’s purpose – Synopsis from the Waterstone’s website: This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog’s Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life’s most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders – will he ever find his purpose?

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Hot milk – Synopsis from the Waterstone’s website: A transfixing novel where lives are held in strange, changeless abeyance; like stones beaten over and over again by the same relentless tide. There is a wonderful, playful surrealism here deliberately at odds with the glaring immediacy of this post-austerity Europe. Here are characters, countries, locked into immobility; waiting on the edge of what may be development, growth or catastrophic decline. Hot Milk is a novel that seems to have emerged directly from the times we live in. Uncompromising, brave, sharply funny and delightfully curious, this is a novel for our times.

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Styled – This is a book about how to decorate and arrange rooms, perfect as I’m soon going to be decorating my own home! I saw this on Erin Gates blog, she has a book on decorating; “Elements of style” which I loved and read so fast! I’m definitely going to read through it again when I’m decorating.

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 The trouble with goats and sheep – Synopsis from Waterstones: England, the summer of 1976 and the heat is blazing and Mrs Creasy is missing. The avenue is alive with whispers, as the heat mingles with the swirling dust of rumours and long-buried secrets, bringing old resentments to the surface. For ten-year-old Grace and her best friend Tilly the mystery is a welcome distraction from the usual round of summer holiday boredom and as the summer shimmers endlessly on, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Yet as the cul-de-sac starts giving up its secrets, the amateur detectives will find much more than they imagined…

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 Anna Karenina – A classic that I actually thought I had bought a few months ago but found out to my disappointment a forgot in the shop! About the book from Amazon: Anna Karenina is one of the most loved and memorable heroines of literature. Her overwhelming charm dominates a novel of unparalleled richness and density. Tolstoy considered this book to be his first real attempt at a novel form, and it addresses the very nature of society at all levels,- of destiny, death, human relationships and the irreconcilable contradictions of existence. It ends tragically, and there is much that evokes despair, yet set beside this is an abounding joy in life’s many ephemeral pleasures, and a profusion of comic relief.

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 The complete Sherlock Holmes – I saw this on Amazon and knew I had to have it. I love Sherlock Holmes but think I’ve only seen the films/series because I can’t actually remember reading any of the books. I don’t read a lot of crime books but love the old Sherlock and Agatha Christie mysteries so I have to get my hands on this one.

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What are on your reading list for the summer?

xx Rapunzel

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