Five Books To Read This Summer
Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
Of course we were going to include a classic! This brilliant book follows the story of a beautiful young woman named Bathsheba Everdene, whose life goes from rags to riches after she inherits her uncle’s farm. Bathsheba has a turbulent time with love and relationships, dealing with the affections of three different men - Gabriel Oak, Mr Boldwood and Sergeant Troy. Will she end up with the right man?
Nine Perfect Strangers - Liane Moriarty
Another brilliant thriller and great holiday read from Liane Moriarty. Based at a health and wellness resort , the story follows nine stressed out individuals who have booked onto a relaxing retreat in the hope that it recharges, refreshes and reinvigorates them. Watching over them is the resort’s director, who has some questionable and unorthodox ways to help her guests… Like all Liane Moriarty novels, things soon take a dark and somewhat sinister turn...
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
The Most Fun We Ever Had - Claire Lombardo
Okay so this one’s not out just yet but we’ve heard great things and wanted to share it with you! We’ll certainly be ordering this debut novel as soon as it becomes available next week! A multigenerational tale following a family of four adult daughters and their loved up parents. The daughters are all different from one another, each of them with equally complex lives that they can’t help compare to the seemingly idyllic life of their parents.
Two Can Keep a Secret - Karen M. McManus
It’s no secret, we’re suckers for a good YA novel. This one follows a teenage girl named Ellery who’s recently moved to live with her grandma in a small town called Echo Ridge. The town has many secrets but is primarily known for two things: the place where her aunt went missing aged seventeen and the murder of a homecoming queen five years ago. With school about to begin, the town receives a chilling message. Someone has declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, as if to prove it, another girl disappears.
Jog On: How Running Saved My Life - Bella Mackie
A wonderfully honest and brave account from Bella Mackie about how running saved her life by drastically improving her mental health and lifelong battle with anxiety and depression. From sharing her own experiences, along with the input of psychologists, doctors, friends and sportspeople, the book is able to offer an interesting insight into how exercise can benefit our mental wellbeing. A brilliant read filled with compassion, humour and hope.