Summer reading


Hello, summer is slowly ending and sadly I won't be able to read anymore as much as I wish. I really enjoy reading and this summer I read quite a few good book so I will share with you, my favourites that I would suggest to everybody to pick up in this last month of summer. I will also include my favourite quotes from the book and why I loved it

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
When I first grabbed one of Murakami works I fell in love with his writing. I love that in 1Q84 he takes you into another world and you actually go on a week long vacations (it has more than 1000 pages) out of reality but you can still find yourself in there if that makes sense.

The thing I’m most afraid of is me. Of not knowing what I’m going to do. Of not knowing what I’m doing right now.
— Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

Loneliness becomes an acid that eats away at you.
— Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

Girl on the train by Paula Hawkins
Usually, I don't pick that kind of books- trailer, crime...but this was an exception because it was a huge hit online and in bookshops so I gave it a go and I loved it and probably now I will read more trailers because I found out that I kind of like it. Well in Girl on the train I loved that it was so intense and you actually find the truth in the end and it was very surprising (for me) so I read it in 2 days.

When I close my eyes, my head is filled with images of past and future lives, the things I dreamed I wanted, the things I had and threw away.

—  Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train

Women are still only really valued for two things - their looks and their role as mothers. I’m not beautiful, and I can’t have kids, so what does that make me? Worthless.

—  The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

The Reader by Bernhard Schink
At the end of the school year our mother tongue class teacher gave us a list of book recommendations for the summer and Reader was on there, we had it at home so I read the summary on the back of the cover and it sounded very interesting. And it is the very short story but in happens quite a lot in it. There was also made a movie after the novel and I watched it after I read it and it was also nice but let say I prefer the book. So I would definitely recommend you to give it a go if you like novels based on the wartime in the Germany, literature, romance...and also go watch a trailer.

So I stopped talking about it. There’s no need to talk because the truth of what one says lies in what one does.
—  Bernhard Schlink, The Reader

Sometimes the memory of happiness cannot stay true because it ended unhappily.
—  Bernhard Schlink, The Reader

A charming mass suicide by Arto Paassilinna
This was also on this list. My mum was a big fan of Paasssilinna so we have a lot of his books at home and I already read more than 5 of them but my favourite was A charming mass suicide because besides Scandinavian humour in takes you on a trip around Europe and it has a positive message in it.

"Man can play with death , never with life . Living! "

-Arto Paassilinna, A charming mass suicide

How to be Parisian wherever you are by  Anne Berest, Audrey DiwanCaroline De MaigretSophie Mas
Oh, this book is so stylish and I love everything about it: how it is made, cover, photos...I like to take it in my hands in my bed before sleeping and just read a few pieces of advice or maybe facts about Parisians and it just makes me love them even more. I would really recommend it to everybody who is in love with Paris and Parisians.

When you work to please others you can’t succeed, but the things you do to satisfy yourself stand a chance of catching someone’s interest.
—   How to be Parisian Wherever You Are

What have you read recently?


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  1. I saw an ad for Girl On The Train (whilst I was on the train lol), and it looked interesting! I kind of reminds me of Gone Girl...that mysteriousness about the cover and the blurb that makes it even more intriguing. I need to read it! Great choice of books x

    1. Yes it is very similar to Gone girl, I only watched the movie and I loved it, so if you liked Gone girl you will also this one for sure!
      Thank you xx


  2. I want to read the girl on the train as well, but there's somel many other books I want to read.

    1. I totally agree with you there is so many good books out there but so little time...
      thanks for stopping by xx


  3. Love your taste in reading, got lots of inspiration for this post! I absolutely adore Murakami too and can't wait to have some time to read 1Q84 - have you read 'The Strange Library'? He is so unique!
    Freya -

    1. Thanks lovely!
      His books are amazing, I could easily say he is my favourite author. Yes, I actually have, as you said-very unique!