Summer Reads That Need to be in Your Beach Bag
In her intimate memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod-Stewart themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realising that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you've ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out.
It's a book about bad dates, good friends and - above all else - about recognising that you and you alone are enough.
BBC have even adapted the best selling memoir into a tv series, its THAT good.
2. Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
A troubled young mother yearns for a shot at redemption in this heart-breaking yet hopeful story from #1 New York Times bestselling author
3. I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smouldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity. One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey.
You will not be able to put this book down, this was one of the best books I have ever read. Perhaps a bit heavy for a beach day but personally I love nothing more than a gripping thriller.
4. Mademoiselle Revolution by Zoe Sivak
In the mood for a lil historical fiction? Then you'll wanna check out Zoe Sivak's debut, which tells the story of Sylvie, a privileged heiress from Haiti who must flee to Paris in the midst of the Haitian Revolution. There Sylvie becomes fascinated with that country's own revolution—as well as its leader, Maximilien Robespierre—and she must decide which side of history she really wants to be on.
5. The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid
Last but not least...In Mohsin Hamid's latest novel, a world is introduced where people who were once white find that their skin has turned brown overnight, and as you can probably guess, society doesn't know how to handle this shifting dynamic. Is it a fun and flirty beach read? Lol, no. But it's definitely an important one.