Season Recommendations: Summer 2014

Today is the official start of summer vacation here in Norway - school is out, and so is the sun.

So, today I thought I would recommend five books that I think would be good to read this summer!

One of my favorite books, a quite easy read. It's a fantastic mix of being funny, being sad, being realistic. It's a beautiful love story, and it's so easy to follow and fall in love with! Perfect if you want something light but substantial. 

PS: Bring tissues!

A captivating story of six teens who meet at a summer camp in 1974, and their lives and friendships from that point on. It addresses the theme of perhaps not becoming as great as one dreamed of - and being around people you view to be greater than yourself.

 It's a little more adult than the first book on this list. Definitely an interesting book, and a good one to take on vacation.

If you haven't read it already, this summer is the time! 

Set in a dystopian Chicago, society has been divided into five different factions, based on five different virtues. In this world, everyone must choose their place, and stay there. But what if you belong in more than one place?

Very interesting story, quite easy to follow, but still exciting.

If you haven't already seen the movie, this is the book to read. It's a sort of love story, but seen through the eyes of someone on the outside of it; the character of Briony Tallis, an imaginative child. It starts on the hottest day of the summer in 1935, when Briony watches her older sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner, a childhood friend. From that night on, their lives will have changed forever.

A truly fascinating story. A bit heavier to read than the other books, but the writing is gorgeous.

Though actually a children's book, this is a beautiful little story, perfect for summer. It's an easy read, but of high quality. It's main character is orphaned Mary Lennox, a horrible child, selfish and spoilt, and we follow her as she moves to Misselthwaite Manor, where she discovers a secret garden. But the Manor holds more than just one secret.

Everyone should read this, no matter what age you are!
Happy reading, everyone!


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