“READING IS A PASSPORT TO COUNTLESS ADVENTURES”- MARY POPE OSBORNE
Books takes you to a different world, to a distant places , to Castles and Kingdom, to past or to the future, or somewhere in between, books takes you to places no plane can and areas no one know about.
Reading is so much fun . So here are the list of 10 summer books to add to your reading list when you can’t think of what to pick next to read. These are the books that will make you think hard , laugh until it hurts , cry until you shake off Monday’s blue, fall in love . And definitely add this to your reading list .
1. I’ll Give You The Sun
This book is full of love and full of sadness. Noah and Jude are twins who used to be inseparable, but have grown apart as tragedy hits their family. They are completely different, dynamic characters. Their progression is some of my favorite character development ever and I loved them both.
The relationship both characters have with art was astounding. Noah especially captures moments in his life by determining how he’d paint them, and what he would name the piece.
Noah and Jude , both their love interests were beautifully portrayed and described.
I’ll give you the sun is a very heartwarming book, which you should add to your reading list this season. This book takes you on a radiant ride through emotions and laughter, both at once. This book has everything Romance, Family, Suspense, Amazing Characters, Heartbreak and tears , An unforgettable end.
“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what.
Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story “
-Jandy Nelson, I’ll give you the sun
2. The Bridge Home
This book is beautifully and powerfully written. The story takes place in Chennai, India. Viji and her sister Rukku, ran from their house and came to big city for better life, where they met two brothers Muthi and Arul. But there are unaware of what future holds for them.
This book is filled with so much admiration, compassion and hope. Sheds light on disability, homelessness, obstacles faced by many countless homeless children around the world. This book tore my heart into pieces!
Don’t waste your time and put it on your reading list to kick off winter blue’s.
3. Holding Up The Universe
This book is Insightful, inspiring , romance and full of surprises.
I love Libby so much! In this book she has so much courage. Even when she was low and things hurt her, she had courage like no one I know.I fell in love with this book ! I adore Libby, adore her she stands for. I love what this book stands for. The hope it instills. I’m rooting for this book, for myself. I’m rooting for all the readers who have ever felt less than. As Libby would say about herself, ‘I am magic!’, and so, as are you.
I had this book in on my reading list for so long, and I finally read it and didn’t regret a bit.
“We’re all weird and damaged in our own way. You’re not the only one.”
― Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe
4. Veronica Decides To Die
Madness is wanting to be normal. Veronica wants to die. And she can certainly try, but she can also, certainly, fail. Committed to an insane asylum, she may actually find sanity in the craziest places of all.
I’ll just say that those who decide to read this book they may find it a beautiful profoundly moving story, about life, and death.
This is one of those ‘love it or hate it’ book, so you are probably going to love it plainly, or hate it deeply. There’s no in between.
“Nothing in this world happens by chance”
Paulo Coelho ,Veronica Decides To Die
5. When Breadth Becomes Air
Philosophical, beautiful, moving, difficult, heartbreaking. This summer Book will tear up your heart into pieces , but I would definitely recommend this book to add to your reading list . The essence of this book is line between life and death.
When Breath Becomes Air , chornicles the life of Paul Kalanithi who after having completed a decade long training as a neurosurgeon is confronted with being diagnosed of lung cancer.
From being one who treated serious patients to being a patient with a terminal disease, Kalanithi started penning this auto-biography after he was diagnosed with lung cancer and was counting days.
Death is still one of the greatest mysteries of human life, one that Kalanithi explored in both his career as a neurosurgeon and as a patient battling cancer.
In writing about his own life, Kalanithi puts forth some reflecting questions: what is a person supposed to do when his life is catastrophically cut off? What makes a life admirable and worth living right in the face of death?
“ Science may provide the most useful way to organize empirical, reproducible data, but its power to do so is predicated on its inability to grasp the most central aspects of human life: hope, fear, love, hate, beauty, envy, honor, weakness, striving, suffering, virtue.”
Paul Kalanithi, When Breadth Becomes Air
6. Animal Farm
It is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, this book was first published in England on 17 August 1945.
I wanted to get my hands on this book from so long and I finally got this book. I really enjoyed reading this, language is very simple and easy despite it being a classic. It’s a very short book you can probably finish reading this book in one go.
An excellent must read book. Thought provoking book that challenges the common deception of communism. The animals go from a socialist utopia to a oligarchy ran by the elite pigs. Pigs run the farm because the are the smartest and speaks English very fluently. Later several events takes place , leaving you scratching your head.
My favorite character is Boxer the horse, who would work the hardest of the animals but never give up no matter how much it hurt, or how old he gets.
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”.
This book is a masterpiece. Cecelia Ahern in her breathtaking young adult debut, best-selling author , she depicts a society where perfection is Paramount and flaws lead to punishment. And one where one women decides to take stand that could cost her anything.
Celestine North is a 17 year old. She lives a perfect life , she’s a model daughter and sister. She’s well liked by her classmates and teachers. And she’s dating impossibly Charming Art Crevan, son of one of the most respected authority figures in town.
But then she encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now face life changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned , branded , she could be found Flawed. Written in a blunt and unembellished way.
“Courage does not take over, it fights and struggles through every word you say and every step you take. It’s a battle or a dance as to whether you let it pervade. It takes courage to overcome, but it takes extreme fear to be courageous.”
– Cecelia Ahern, Flawed
Cecelia Ahern, the international best-selling author, pens the sequel to the Flawed, an YA dystopian series, called, Perfect that opens with the protagonist on the run as a fugitive from the society . I don’t think I can give more information about this book , or else there would be many spoilers.
Flawed Perfect is a duology , and hands down my favorite . You. Won’t be able to put it down.
“A weed is just a flower growing in the wrong place”
-Cecelia Ahern, Perfect