Summer Readin' Book Haul: Romance, Drama, Thriller... You name the genre, I got it covered.

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As I am a bit of a book worm I thought that I would share with you some summer reads. I had a bit of book splurge before I went on holiday and now I have read 4 out of the 5 books shown. I haven't shown it here as I bought it on holiday, but I did read 'Grey' by E.L James- not exactly anything high brow like War and Peace, but I ran out of books on holiday, so needs must!


Amy Poehler- Yes Please: I started this and got around half way through and found it difficult to keep interested. I just found it a bit scattered all over the shop and really not my thing. I really like her and think she is super talented and brilliant, but found the book really didn't pop my shutter. Just because I didn't enjoy, I have heard loads of others rave about it.

"In Amy Poehler's highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much). Powered by Amy's charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by."

Gillian Flynn- Gone Girl: Everyone and their mother, brother and sister seem to have read this but I am really late to the game on this. I haven't started it yet and heard some people say its absolutely amazing, and others that were really let down by the ending. I adored the film and I kept thinking about it for days after wards, so hopefully the book will have me just as hooked.

"Who are you?
What have we done to each other?
These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren't made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.
So what did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?

Kody Keplinger- The Duff: I LOVED this book. If you haven't heard of The Duff it stands for Designated Ugly Fat Friend. You either know one, you have one or you are one. You don't have to be fat or ugly to be one, but you're the approachable one in your group of friends who guys go to to get to your mates. Get it? I loved the film so couldn't wait to get stuck in to the book. I think it's going to be a cult film like Mean Girls. Bianca is The Duff and the school jock Wesley ends up falling for her. I won't spoilt it for you, but if you've seen the film, the book is quite different so give it a go. This is a great holiday read, even though I am probably 10 years older the demographic it's aimed at. It's a Cinderella Story's Older Sassier Sister!


"Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper may not be the prettiest girl in her high school, but she has a loyal group of friends, biting wit, and a spot-on BS detector. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of a man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush, who calls Bianca the Duff - the designated ugly fat friend - of her crew.
But things aren't so great at home and Bianca, desperate for a distraction, ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a secret enemies-with-benefits relationship with him. 
Until it all goes horribly wrong. It turns out Wesley isn't such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she's falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone"
Giovanna Fletcher- Dream A Little Dream: Another fantastic read from the fabulous Mrs F. In her own right Giovanna has carved out a name for herself in the book world and has released her third book and it's just as great and engaging as her others. Characters you really love and root for and in the end you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I read this on holiday in just over a day and couldn't put it down. My sister was getting increasing annoyed that I wasn't making any conversation with her by the pool. I also sat in the swimming pool reading this and lost track of time and got sunburnt. Remember kids, reapply sunscreen frequently when reading Gi's books! I'm now excited for the Dream A Little Dream Christmas E-book and book 4.
"Sarah is doing just fine. Sure she's been single for the last five years, and has to spend an uncomfortable amount of time around her ex-boyfriend, his perfect new girlfriend and all their mutual friends. And yes, her job as a PA to one of the most disgusting men in London is mind-numbingly tedious and her career is a constant disappointment to her mother. But it's really okay. She's happy (ish).
So it's not surprising that when Sarah starts dreaming about a handsome stranger, she begins to look forward to falling asleep every night. Reality isn't nearly as exciting. That is until her dream-stranger makes an unexpected real-life appearance, leaving Sarah questioning everything she thought she wanted. 
Because no one ever really finds the person of their dreams... do they?"
Last but not least is...
Paula Hawkins- The Girl On The Train: What can I say? I read this in 4 days and my mum has just finished it (in 3 days). I was hooked from start to finish and never could tell what was around the corner. Rachel is an alcoholic that fixates on a couple that she sees too and from work every day on the train. Something happens and she blacks out- forgetting a few hours in which something awful happens that means she is now tangled up in the couples lives. I say no more, but I was absolutely gripped. People are hailing it as this years Gone Girl and apparently the rights have already been sold, and film in the works. I'm now thinking about who would be cast as who in the book. Holkham and King's Lynn are also mentioned (Holkham is only 10 minutes away) so I hope they film on Holkham beach!
"Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. 
Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.
Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…"

Have you read any of these books? What were your thoughts? 

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