It’s vacation season! If there is one thing I know for sure, is that you do not want to leave it until the Airport Newsagents to pick up your next summer read, no m’am! I have put together couple of my favourite easy reads, that will make for a great addition to your beach bag.
The Matchmaker by Marita Conlon-McKenna
Extremely easy to read, romance novel written by an Irish author. The book is based in Dublin and Galway, so those with Irish roots will find it nice to hear about the local spots. I am not going to lie, its easy to guess what happens but its nice to read some feel-good stories while sunbathing, am I right?
The book portrays a story of a mother with three grown up daughters, desperately trying to get them into relationships, all well intentioned of course. The book shows their stories and the results of their mother’s meddling in their lives.
A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert
Recently Talia Hibbert became one of my new favourite authors. She is known for her raunchy books and this one did not disappoint. Although not as good as “Get a Life, Chloe Brown!” this book still keeps you on your toes, and its quite exciting. Story of a newcomer to town and a girl who is an outsider, hated by all in town. Their difficulties opposed by the society and vicious people.
Perfect for summer reading if you’re solo or on vacation with friends.
Grown Ups by Marian Keyes
Another great Irish author. So far I have only been able to read one of Marian’s books, however many more are on my GoodReads List waiting to be discovered. This is a hilarious story of a large family, their ups and downs, brothers and sisters, as their paths take them in different directions – career successes and failed relationships.
The book does have a lot of Irish humor, with many laugh out loud moments. If you are privvy to Irish sense of humor its definitely an advantage but not a must.
Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner
This book is completely different than any of the above mentioned. This is an exciting thriller, twisted and unexpected. It will keep you turning pages until the very end, and even then the surprises don’t end. The book is based in London and portrays lives of siblings and their spouses as well as their past and future “adventures” and things they’re trying to hide.
If you are interested in checking out some further book suggestions, I have previously made a post on Top 10 Books for every mood, which you can take a look at here.
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