Books | My Top 5 Books for Summer 2019

The summer holidays are approaching and finally the sun has reappeared, yay! Today I thought I’d share some of my favourite books I’ve recently read that would be perfect to pick up when you have a spare moment this summer.

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Set in the Australian outback, two brothers meet after their third brother is found dead. If you’ve read Jane Harper’s other book The Dry you’ll know what a great author she is and if you haven’t yet read The Dry then add that to your list too!

Marching Powder by Rusty Young

My friend was reading this book and recommended it to me and I was so glad she did. It is based on the true story of Thomas McFadden, who was apprehended in 1996 at La Paz airport in Bolivia with five kilos of cocaine in his suitcase and incarcerated in San Pedro prison. You will not believe what went on in that prison and McFadden even started doing prison tours for tourists whilst he was inside.

The Whaleboat House by Mark Mills

A crime novel set in Long Island just after the Second World War. A woman’s body is found by fishermen but despite her death looking like accidental drowning the new local deputy police chief believes otherwise.

Pachinko by Min Jee Lee

In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant–and that her lover is married–she refuses to be bought. Her story then takes her to Japan and it’s bustling street markets to the halls of Japan’s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld.

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country. This follows two stories, one present day and one set in the past. A heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting read.

What books have you been enjoying recently?

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