summer books

I started writing this post in 6th week, sat in Waterstones, after hitting 'submit' on my final essay of term. The legacy of the Haitian Revolution. Interesting shit.
I grabbed 2 books on my way out, in an euphoric (and caffeine induced) flurry thinking i totally deserve this. 
4 weeks later, I apparently deserved a lot more reading material, and have since had to rearrange my shelves just to accommodate it all.
But I've got a long summer, an increased reading speed, and a substantial amount of travelling, so perhaps entertainment was required.
I'm well excited to sit down and read them, in snatched breaks between work and sleep (both of which have been occurring in borderline-ridiculous amounts), on trains and planes, and lying in the garden in the sun.

Here's what I want to read:
(conveniently not actually rlly the books pictured)

Circe, Madeleine Miller (see this post for an excerpt, which will make u want to cry)
Normal People, Sally Rooney (loved Conversations with Friends, apparently this is better)
Crazy Rich Girlfriend, Kevin Kwan (balance bitches!)
The Prophet, Kahil Gibran
How to build a girl, Caitlin Moran
The Girl Who Came Out of the Woods, Emily Barr
The Parisian Affair, Guy de Maupassant
The Waves, Virginia Woolf
A Spark of Light, Jodi Picoult

A nice mix of classics, trash, nd best sellers. Just what I like. I am pining for a day on the beach, under the caressing sun, drifting between reading and napping, feeling the sweetness of summer. I fully feel I've earned some relaxation, and thats an ace feeling.
Let me know what's on your reading list.


  1. So! Many! Good! Ones! Most of which I've never heard of, but quickly googled. Thanks for sharing. I think I'll add How to Build a Girl to my list. If you haven't read How to Fall in Love With Anyone, check it out!

    1. oo will definitely add it to my list !! x x

  2. I love book posts because I always end up with so many more books to add to my TBR list. I recently finished Normal People and really didn't take to it, despite it being very compelling to read; it just made me feel quite uncomfortable so I am interested to know what you think of it. I got The Waves out of my local library recently so I think that might be my next read! I hope you're enjoying your summer so far, you definitely deserve it xxxx

    1. Interestingly, I found conversations with friends made me feel uncomfortable too, but I kind of liked/appreciated how it made me feel???? I tried to read the Waves last summer, but the narrative style confused me–going to try again though!!! you too xox

  3. Normal People has been on my to read list for ages, maybe I'll add conversations with friends on as well. Love the diversity of these book choices ;) will forever be a victim of trashy romance novels

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