Summer Reading List 2017

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Hi there, I hope you are having an great Sunday!

Summertime is official and I wanted to share with you my Reading list for this summer.

As you may know im currently Reading Daughters-of-Castle-Deverill and im loving it.
I picked it up at the airport when I forgot Anne of green gables at home. It’s full of drama and gives a interesting insight into how our actions effect everybody around us.

About the book:
“It is 1925 and the war is long over but much has been lost and life will never truly be the same again. Castle Deverill, cherished home of the Deverill family in the west of Ireland, has burned to the ground. Now, young and flighty Celia Deverill is determined to restore the sad ruins to their former glory. Celia married well and has the well, after all, to keep it in the family and she cannot bear to see it stand neglected. But dark shadows are gathering once more, as the financial markets start to shake. And everything that felt so certain is thrown into doubt…”

I bought this book without doing any research on it, and didn’t realize it was part of a series. So next up will be Songs-of-Love-and-War witch actually is the first book in the Deverill chronicles. Even though Daughters Of Castle Deverill is perfectly good on it’s own I want to read the whole series, so I guess I’ll just tackle it in an odd order.

About the book:
“Set in the ruggedly wild countryside of West Cork, Ireland , in the early part of the twentieth Century, Songs Of Love And War is an epic tale of three very different women all born in the year 1900: Kitty Deverill, the flame-haired Anglo-Irish daugther of the Castle, Bridie Doyle, the daugther of the cook and Celia Deverill, Kitty`s flamboyant English cousin. Together they grow up in the dreamy grounds of the family’s grand estate, Castle Deverill. Yet their peaceful way of life is threatened when Ireland’s struggle for independence reaches their isolated part of the country. A bastion of British supremacy, the castle itself is in danger of destruction as the war closes in around it, and Kitty, in love with the rebel Jack O’Leary and enflamed by her own sense of patriotism, is torn between loyalty to her Anglo-Irish family and her deep love of Ireland and Jack. Wrenched apart by betrayal, their world turned to ash, the girls’ friendship seems all but lost as they are swept to different parts of the globe. Yet, they have one thing in common: a fierce and unwavering longing for Castle Deverill and all the memories contained within it.”

I started Anne-of-Green-Gables before we went to Spain, and I will be picking it up again during the summer. I didn’t get far before I left, and I’m really excited to see if it’s just as sweet as I remember it.

About the book:
“Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables – but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts’ affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It’s not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it becomes impossible for the Cuthberts to imagine life without ‘their’ Anne – and for the people of Avonlea to recall what it was like before this wildly creative little girl whirled into town.”

Ive read the two first books in Maya Angelous adiobiogaphy, and I’ve ordered the next two, so I will deffinetly be Reading those.
Singin`-&-Swingin`-and-Gettin`-Merry-Like-Christmas and The-Heart-of-A-Woman
I’m taken away by her life, and the fact that we all live in such different ways.

About the books:
“Maya Angelou’s seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this her third marvellous volume, music and her son are the focus of Maya Angelou’s life. She is on the edge of a new world: marriage, show business and a triumphant tour of ‘Porgy and Bess’.show more ”
“Maya Angelou’s seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. The fourth volume of her enthralling autobiography finds Maya Angelou immersed in the world of black writers and artists in Harlem, working in the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King.

So including the one im reading now thats five books for the summer, and I think that’s  gonna be it, couse lets face it summer is hectic!
Still I’ll put two bonus books on here, whom I’ll pick up if I get throug all of the above.

So here are my two Bonus books:

The-Beekeeper`s-daugther by Santa Montefiore some time ago I did read The Summer House and I really liked it. As well as the Deverill chronicles. So I decided to put another one of her books on my list.

About the book:
“A family rocked by tragedy, a love that lives through time, a story that will stay in your heart…The stunning new novel of love and secrets from the number one bestselling author Santa Montefiore. Dorset, 1933:Grace Hamblin is growing up on a beautiful rural estate. The only child of the beekeeper, she knows her place and her future – until her father dies unexpectedly and leaves her bereft and alone. Alone, that is, except for the man she loves, whom she knows she can never have. Massachusetts, 1973:Grace’s beautiful, impetuous daughter Trixie Valentine is in love. Jasper is wild and romantic, a singer in a band on the brink of stardom. Then tragedy strikes and he must return to his home in England, promising to come back to Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him…Weighed down by memories, unaware of the secrets that bind them, both mother and daughter are searching for lost love. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past, and unravel the lies told long ago.”

The-Great-Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, I’ve been reading more classics this year and I really want to cross this one off my list.

About the book:
“Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby appears to have it all, yet he yearns for the one thing that will always be out of his reach, the absence of which renders his life of glittering parties and bright young things ultimately hollow. Glamorous, dangerous, hopeful and desperately in love, Gatsby’s naive dreams can only lead to destruction.”

 

 

I hope you found some inspiration here, and I would love if you took the time to share your list with me in the comments?

Maria

 

8 Replies to “Summer Reading List 2017”

  1. Great tips, will take a look into some of these!

    1. readeverythingcontact@gmail.com says:

      Please let me know if you’re reading some of these this summer! Would love to chat about them.
      Maria

  2. Great list! Thanks for sharing!

    http://violettedaily.com

    1. readeverythingcontact@gmail.com says:

      Glad you liked it!
      Maria

  3. This is a good list. I love Anne of Green Gables. Songs Of Love And War sounds fantastic and I love that it’s set in Ireland.

    1. readeverythingcontact@gmail.com says:

      Thanks! I’m really looking forward to reading all of them!
      Maria

  4. I’d love a recommendation for a light and easy beach read…!

    http://www.thislifeisbelle.com

    1. readeverythingcontact@gmail.com says:

      I read a book by Sophia Kinsella earlier this spring called My Not So Perfect Life, it was an easy read and really funny!

      Maria

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