It’s that time of the year when millions of people decide to leave their homes and seek unforgettable summer adventures. Most of them are trying to find a perfect beach to cool off, others are more interested in fresh mountain air, and some of them are simply looking for a new local dating place where they can find a new romance. At the end of the day, all of these journeys require traveling. Now, it doesn’t matter if you’re traveling by plane, bus, or a train, you simply have to bring a few books to read in order to kill some time. Many people claim that books are the perfect companions for a summer adventure, so we decided to share 5 awesome books you absolutely must read by the end of this season.
Into the Water – Author: Paula Hawkins
If you’re looking for a chilling, exhilarating, and mind-blowing thriller for this summer, “Into The Water” should definitely be on your must-read list for this year’s vacation. This is the first novel Paula Hawkings wrote since “The Girl on the Train”. We waited a long time for her new masterpiece and it’s finally here. At the beginning of this thriller, a mother and a girl are found at the bottom of a river. You may think the cause of death is an accidental drowning, but the actual truth lies deeply buried in the past.
Men without Women – Author: Haruki Murakami
No one tackles the modern problems better than Haruki Murakami. This book is actually a collection of various and interesting stories about lonely and unfortunate men. A plastic surgeon who cannot look beyond his girlfriends’ physical flaws, a jazz enthusiast who becomes a barkeep after his wife cheats on him, and a man who wakes up as Gregor Samsa from Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Three unusual stories you will definitely find rather interesting.
The Half-Drowned King – Author: Linnea Hartsuyker
If you’re a fan of hit TV shows like Game of Thrones and Vikings, this book will knock your socks off. It’s a story about Ragnvald Eysteinsson who is betrayed by his avaricious stepfather. In order to reclaim his right to the throne, he pledges his sword to a young warrior who aspires to become the king. This revenge tale is full of noble heroes who are fighting for power. An extracting adventure that will wake up your inner Viking warrior.
Autumn – Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard
How can a book called “Autumn” be a good read for the summer season? Well, considering the fact that the summer is almost over, Karl Ove decided that the end of August is the perfect time to publish his story. Autumn starts with a short letter Karl writes to his unborn daughter. Through this piece, he’s trying to describe her the beauties and pitfalls of material and natural world. This book is the first part of the quartet that will be based on the four seasons.
Marlena – Author: Julie Buntin
Julie’s book tells a super realistic story of a troubled teenager named Cat who lives with her single mom in Michigan. Clearly dissatisfied with her life, Cat is slowly, but surely becoming rather depressed. Then, when she least expects it, a neighbour girl called Marlena enters her boring life. She immediately changes Cat’s daily routine by pulling her into the world of sex, drugs, and other vices. A perfect read for your summer vacation.
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