15 May 2015

Reading List - Summer 2015



You're probably thinking...dude, you're done with school, why on Earth would you want to read? 
Well...my answer is...for fun. Yep. I read for fun. You know.. "just for lols". 
Summer is well on it's way (I know that because I almost didn't wear my jacket in London the other day), which means that I can spend hours in the garden or in my room, indulging myself in a good book. 

Ever since I've been struck with "adulthood", I find young adult novels very cheesy and monotonous. Same old teenage love story, same old vampires and ware-wolves or some other mythical creature...ugh. I'm trying to find new authors to love, because my current obsession with Michael Grant is not good for my sanity. I guess I'm looking for something a little more grown? *Beyonce moment* I'm not at that stage where a read books about life and philosophy yet and I'm not about to be traumatized by Fifty Shades. Please...no Fifty Shades of Grey. Please. 




1// Gone Girl 


As you can see on my sidebar, one of the items on my wishlist is Gone Girl. I remember that there was so much hype about it last year, and I wasn't really interested. Well, now I am. I'm always late to the party, guys (African tendencies). But better late than never, right? I'm going to give it a go and see what the raving was all about. 

2// Me Before You 


The title sounds like a soppy love story, and it may be. But I'm someone who goes by Goodreads reviews as well as Amazon reviews when buying books, and this one got an average of 5 (FULL) starts on Amazon by 5 364 people. Bruh. That's a lot of people. I'm not judging the book by it's cover or anything (totally am), but it looks rather girly and soft in comparison to say, Gone Girl, which may be a challenging read for me. 


3// Sharp Objects 


Now, I know that Gillian Flynn wrote Sharp Objects, as well as Gone Girl,  but I have a strong feeling that I'll like her writing, because, like I said, I am a fan of Michael Grant. They have similar themes of darkness, which is why I'm choosing to read two of her works this summer. And who can resist a book with the title Sharp Objects anyway? 

4// To Kill A Mockingbird 


Again, I'm a bit late to the party, but hey. The title never really caught my attention. I take things quite literally (which is something you shouldn't do when reading LITERAture, but anyway....) and I'm not a fan of killing, nor am I particularly intrigued by birds, unless it's in a red bucket, crispy and fried ;) sorry. But you know what I mean. Ignore the fried chicken reference. 
This book received great ratings, and after reading a sample, I must say, I'm impressed.  I can't wait to continue reading it. 

5// Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking 


I know I said that I'm not at that philosophy-book-reading stage of oldness yet, but after my classmate recommended this book, I couldn't stop thinking about it. (bae, much?) It's a book about introverts, and if you know me, I classify myself as an introvert, based on society's definitions. I'd rather sit at home with a bowl of popcorn and Netflix than rave all night long. I'd rather have deep conversations than talk about Yankee candles and I'd rather observe and think before I speak than yell out the first thing that comes to my mind like Meek Mill. 
Apparently this book will change the way you think about introverts forever... and I'm expecting that, but we'll see. 

So, guys, that is my summer reading list. I'll probably read more, and update my list on here. There is however, a chance that I won't read any of them, due to my current addiction to Instagram. HELP. I need to go to instarehab, real quick. 

Anyways, I'll do mini reviews if I ever get to reading them. Have you read any of these? 

Until Next Time 

Peace and Love 
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