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With summer on the horizon, we are planing some well deserved down time. What better way to fill the time than to get reading. Studies have shown that people who read books for around 30 minutes a day live up to 23 months longer than people who don’t read books.

We are huge fans of living longer, so we are going to get reading. Keep on reading this to find out what’s on our summer reading list…

Memoirs of a Geisha | Authur Golden

Hands down one of the best books we have ever read. This is a divine and in depth dive into the history of Japan. The life and work of the Geisha is now a distant memory, but this book is a beautiful retelling of that history. We love it so much, we plan to enjoy a re-read this summer.

Conversations with Friends | Sally Rooney

One of the best debut novels in a long time. This is a gripping story that will have you hooked. A very relatable story, with emotions and moods that make you want to read this in all in one go. Rooney is a talent to be watched, and we are very excited to read even more of her work.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine | Gail Honeyman

With a main character that is at first not at all likeable. As you delve more into this book, you begin to find out more about Eleanor. The story is deeply moving and full of human emotions and events that fill you with sadness. This book is seriously addictive, just a warning.

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The Colour Purple | Alice Walker

A classic book, that we suggest many people should read. This is an account of life of African Americans in post war America. Told in a series of letters this is a deeply moving story of loss and hardship. The film is also amazing, but we highly recommend that you read this first.

The Humans | Matt Haig

A hilarious and insightful look into the fragile nature of human beings. One of the most unique take on our mental state. Written by one of the best Authors writing today, this is a humorous and deep book that will make you laugh and cry all at the same time.

The Summer of Impossible Things | Rowan Coleman

This book is sorrowful and full of regret with a healthy does of Time Travel. It is about trying to solving a problem that is deep and moving. This may the most cheerful book, traditionally, however it is very uplifting and is enjoyable to read.

The Silent Companions | Laura Purcell

A spooky Victorian novel, with touches of time travel. The book focuses on how the past affects the future. This book won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award 2018, and has been featured in many book clubs. So we aren’t the only ones that love this book.

Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan

This major best seller, was successfully turned into a blockbuster film, that had huge audiences and his ratings. Of the book, Anna Wintour said that it was written by “a mordantly funny author”, so that’s enough of a stamp of approval for us!