5 Books To Read This Summer

Earlier this year, I wrote a blot post titled ‘6 Books To Read This Spring‘. Whilst it may only seem that I wrote this post a few weeks ago, it has in fact been three months and Spring has now passed into Summer. Therefore, I thought it was time to write an updated reading list for the Summer months.

The Year of Less by Cait Flanders

The Year of Less documents Cait’s life for twelve months during which she bought only consumables; groceries, toiletries and petrol for her car. Along the way, she challenged herself to consume less of many other things beside shopping. She decluttered her flat and got rid of 70% of her belongings; learnt how to fix things rather than throw them away; researched the zero waste movement and completed a television ban. At every stage, she learnt that the less she consumed, the more fulfilled she felt.

Notes On A Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

Looking at sleep, the news, social media, addiction, work and play, Matt Haig invites us to feel calmer, happier and to question the habits of the digital age. This book might even change the way you spend your previous time on earth.

This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher

One year ago, there was a party. At the party, someone died. Five teens all played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth. But tonight, the five survivors arrived at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 prize. Instead, they realise they have been lured together by a person bent on revenge who wants to finally unravel the truth about what actually happened that deadly night, one year ago. Five arrived but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free? Or will their lies destroy them all?

Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness by Marie Tourell Soderberg

We all know the feeling of hygge instinctively, but few of us ever manage to capture it for more than a moment. Now Danish actress and hygge aficionado Marie Tourell Soderbeg has travelled the length and breadth of her home country to create the perfect guide to cooking, decorating, entertaining and being inspired the hygge way.

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Emma Saylor does not remember a lot about her mother who died when she was 10. But she does remember the stories her mum told her about the big lake that went on forever. Now it is just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable… until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family – her grandmother and cousins she has not seen since she was a little girl. Then there’s Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family’s history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past.

What book is on your Summer reading list?


  1. These are all such great recommendations, I will check them out! Sarah Dessen books make me feel so nostalgic cause I used to read them all the time (and she’s still one of my fave authors!) I’m gonna have to check out The Rest of the Story or buy a copy. Awesome post, Hannah! 🙂

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    • I saw it on Phoebe’s Instagram and thought it looked so pretty! I have read a few pages and not loving it so far but will let you know what I think. xx


    • Just finished This Lie Will Kill You and I would highly recommend reading it during the day and not at night as it is definitely a thriller novel. So if you don’t mind being spooked a little bit, read it but be prepared to watch a funny show afterwards. xx


    • Same! I feel so overwhelmed by all that we should be doing to help the planet and then I get frustrated at people who have not changed their ways at all, like don’t they know the planet is dying?!
      Excited to read the book and live more of a minimalistic life. xx


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