Four Summer book recommendations

The covers of the four recommended books on a blue and white background with a yellow sun in the middle
Time to read: 2 minutes

I read a lot… so I thought it might be nice to drop in halfway through the year and make a few recommendations for ☀️ summer reads, from everything I’ve read in the past year-and-a-half, but with a focus on escapism and easy reads.

So, from the 114 books I have read between 1st January 2023 and the 30th June 2024…

If you like crime…

Quelqu’un d’autre (someone else) by Guillaume Musso will have you guessing until the end. Brilliant book, and a page-turning read. I can’t say more without spoiling it.

Romance fan?

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is a very easy and pleasant (and spicy) read. The premise is simple: a young woman who feels awkward in the bedroom hires a professional to help her learn how to be “good”. It is both romantic, and funny. I really enjoyed it, and keep recommending it to friends. (it also won goodreads “best romance” award in 2018)

More into Adventure, Dragons, and big thick book series?

I would love to recommend Fourth Wing, by Rebecca Yarros, which is indeed very good… but… if you haven’t read A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR for the fans) by Sarah J. Maas, as well as its 4 follow-on books, have you even lived? Follow the adventures of young Feyre who chooses to cross into the land of Fairy to protect her family… and … I won’t spoil it for you… but… do not, under any circumstances, stop before getting halfway through book 2.

You feel better when you’re learning something?

The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker is a seminal text on… gatherings. Whether you are orchestrating a dinner, a merger, or international peace talks, you will learn something from this book about helping people feel included, heard, creating that sense of belonging that turns a dinner into a bright lifelong memory. Don’t hesitate to pick this up, it will help you become a better host, and better leader (because all leaders are ultimately hosts), no matter your context.

Got anything you’d recommend to me? I’m always looking for new things to read, so leave a comment or message me on instagram!

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