Top 10 Summer Reads 2016

Posted on 09 June 2016

top 10 summer reads 2016

With the mercury rising, it's time to raise your glasses and read some amazing books. Today, we bring you a list of 10 best books across a variety of genres that should be on your summer reading list. Enjoy the sunshine with a good book. 

Mystery

a midsummer's equation keigo higashino

A Midsummer's Equation by Keigo Higashino: This ingenious mystery written by popular Japanese mystery writer Keigo Higashino is ideal for the summer. The English version was released earlier this year and if you haven't gotten your copy yet, it might be time to get one. Midsummer's Equation combines a sharp mystery with philosophy and creates a unique cocktail. A great beach read. 

Thriller

the girl in the ice robert bryndza

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza has been topping the bestseller lists since its release earlier this year. A woman is found dead under a sheet of ice in South London leading Detective Erika Foster to begin a murder investigation. If you like thriller about serial murders with plot twists, try The Girl in the Ice this summer.   

Romance

me before you jojo moyes

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. With the movie release this year, this book has been on all the bestseller list. If you enjoyed The Fault in our Stars, you will enjoy this. Louisa, the protagonist who lives in a small village starts working for Will Traynor who is wheelchair bound after an accident. An unlikely romance develops between the two as Louisa teaches Will to enjoy and cherish life. 

Chick-lit

truly, madly greekly mandy baggot

Truly, Mady Greekly by Mandy Baggot packs a punch. This book will take you to the beaches of Greece while making you fall in love with the characters and their story. If you like light-hearted beach reads, try this one. 

Literary

my mrs brown

My Mrs. Brown by William Norwich is a quirky tale. Emilia Brown, a woman of 'a certain age' whose lived a 'no frills' life decides that she wants to get an Oscar de la Renta dress that resonates with her. Thus begins her journey from Rhode Island to Madison Avenue to buy that 'Cinderella' dress. This character is one who'll make you re-examine the mother and fashion lover in you. A must-read for all fashionistas, regardless of age. 

Fashion

the pocket stylist kendal farr

The Pocket Stylist by Kendall Farr. This book's an investment. In this pocket sized book, you'll find tips and tricks to dress well for your body type. Kendal Farr dishes great advice on what to wear and how to wear it. This book will help you develop and refine your style. Never look dowdy again. 

Inspiration

BIG MAGIC elizabeth gilbert 

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert has been popular since its release in 2015. If you haven't read this one yet, it may be time to get your hands on a copy. Big Magic explores themes of creativity, fearlessness. If you're a creative soul with dreams of a creative career, this book is for you. This book is sure you leave your inspired and energized. 

Non-Fiction

humans of new york stories

Humans of New York: Stories. If you follow the Humans of New York page on Facebook, this book's a no-brainer for you. Filled with inspiring stories and anecdotes from people from all walks of life. The Humans of New York will expand you mind and give you a renewed sense of hope in humanity. And, it's easy on the eyes. 

Historical

fingersmith sarah waters

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters is an excellent book about love, secrets and betrayal set in the Victorian era. Written by popular British writer Sarah Waters, this book explores the love story of Sue, a thief disguised as a maid and the mysterious Lady Maud. This book served as the inspiration for Park Chan-Wook's award-winning film, The Handmaiden which released this year to rave reviews. 

Re-Read

pride and prejudice jane austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Who doesn't love this book? This summer, re-read your favorite romance of all time to get a rush of giddiness and excitement. No matter how many times you read this one, it never gets old. 

That's all for today. If you read any of these books, let us know in the comments section below. Have a summer filled with sunshine and books! 

 

(Note: All cover images are courtesy of Google images. Books & Ballads does not own the right to the images.) 

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