4 Books On My Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List
Hey everyone,
Summer is a time for all students to relax and unwind from the past school year and slowly prepare for the new term ahead. While I'm ditching the text books, I love to pick up a novel or two during my time off and try to relax and unwind, especially of an evening. Lately, I have been really into reading books and I keep seeing recommendations of ones online, buying them and then rushing my current book in order to start on the next one!
I thought I would share with you my current book list as I love reading other people's book posts.

Michael McIntyre Life and Laughing

Back cover synopsis:

Michael McIntyre is Britain's biggest comedy star. He has released two record-breaking DVDs, Live and Laughing and Hello Wembley; hosts his own BAFTA-nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow; and has picked up British Comedy Awards for Best Live Stand-Up and Best Male TV Comic. Last year he became the youngest ever host of the Royal Variety Performance, and now in 2011 he takes the hot seat as a judge in the hit ITV show Britain's Got Talent.

Michael reveals all in his remarkably honest and hilarious autobiography. His showbiz roots, his appalling attempts to attract the opposite sex, his fish-out-of-water move from public to state school and his astonishing journey from selling just one ticket at the Edinburgh Festival to selling half a million tickets on his last tour. Michael McIntyre's Life and Laughing is riveting, poignant, romantic and above all very, very funny.


 I've actually already started reading this book! I'm 33 pages in to be exact. It's safe to say he's as funny on stage as he is through words on a page. I absolutely love Michael McIntyre, so much so that I am going to see him live in his 'Big World Tour' next April. I bought this book from Amazon because I am really interested in reading his autobiography and hearing all about his life and how he began his career, because I'm nosey like that.

The Girlfriend

Back cover synopsis:
Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a twenty-three year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome, and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart but she hasn't had the same opportunities as Daniel. And she wants Laura's life.
Cherry comes to the family wide-eyed and wants to be welcomed with open arms, but Laura suspects she's not all that she seems. When tragedy strikes, an unforgiveable lie is told. It is an act of desperation, but the fall-out will change their lives forever.


I can't remember who it was but I saw someone on Twitter raving about this book and as soon as I saw it was a 'psychological thriller', I knew I had to get my hands on it. As a Psychology undergraduate, I love reading and learning about all things to do with the mind and I also am a sucker for a good thriller, especially within a novel as I find that I can become really hooked and gripped on the storyline. I really recommend reading (or watching if you prefer!) 'Gone Girl' and 'Girl On A Train'. Both of those books had me gripped so much so that I struggled to put the book down! I'm really interested in finding out what this book is all about as it sounds very intriguing and different to any other book I have read before.

The Missing

Back cover synopsis:

When fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire, is distraught, blaming herself. She's not the only one. There isn't a single member of Billy's family that doesn't feel guilty.

 But the Wilkinsons are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn't until six months later, after an appeal for information goes horribly wrong, that the truth begins to surface. Claire is sure of two things – that Billy is still alive and that her friends and family had nothing to do with his disappearance.


Like 'The Girlfriend', this novel seems like another one that I will struggle to put down. At this rate, I have no idea which book I should start first, as they both sound just as captivating. The synopsis itself has already grabbed me so hopefully the book itself will be just as interesting. I love a good mystery, especially in a novel.

The Girl Boss

Back cover synopsis:

In the space of ten years, Sophia Amoruso has gone from high-school dropout to founder of two companies: Nasty Gal and the #GIRLBOSS Foundation.
 Sophia's never been a typical CEO or a typical anything, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success.
 Filled with brazen wake-up calls, cunning and frank observations, and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal's early days, #GIRLBOSS proves that success doesn't come from where you went to college; success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break.


I've actually been told that every blogger should read this book. I'm not sure why. I guess I'll have to come back to you on that one when I've done what I'm told and actually read it. Even without reading this book, I'm already happy that I have purchased it, purely for the flat lays. From the synopsis, this book sounds like one of those 'feel good' books, that leave you feeling inspired and motivated to be successful. I definitely want to read this before I go back to Uni in September and start my third year of my degree so that I can go back and hopefully feel like a #GIRLBOSS!
If you've read any of these books I'd love to know (without any spoilers please). Also, let me know what books are on your reading list!
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