I’m a proper bookworm. Hence, one of the things I love when I go on holidays is to lie on a lounger and read a book for hours in the sun. This makes me so happy, calm, content. And to make sure I have a good time, I have my go-to books.
Chick lit. I’m not gonna lie, this is probably my favorite genre when on the beach or poolside. I know it’s cheesy and very often quite cliché but I can’t help it, it’s one of my guilty pleasures. And I have 2 foolproof books, one of which I’ve been reading every year for the past 4 years I think. I don’t get tired of it and it still makes me laugh out loud. The other makes me dream of the Hamptons and makes me want to do yoga.
“The Single Girl’s To-Do List” (Lindsey Kelk)
I laugh out loud. Every. Single. Time. How does it start? Rachel broke up with her boyfriend and her best friends try to teach her how to be single by making a list of 10 things she has to do. As I said, it’s funny. It’s also heartwarming. And somehow, empowering sometimes.
“The Summer Without You” (Karen Swan)
Rowena broke up with her boyfriend (yes I know but you shouldn’t sense a theme though because it is just a “break” not a break up… ) and she ends up spending the summer in the Hamptons with new friends, setting up a photography studio and discovering yoga.
Thriller – Mystery. Thrillers are always a good idea. And you can’t go wrong with a Harlan Coben, especially a Myron Bolitar novel with a sporty touch in the background.
“Drop Shot” (Harlan Coben)
It has murder (obviously). It has tennis. It has racism-related issues. It has some great friendships. It has humour. Two of those things are actually present in all Myron Bolitar novels.
“Cursed” (Carol Higgins Clark)
Murder. Friendship. Hollywood. It is the only Regan Reilly novel I read. It’s easy, it’s light and funny.
Fiction. I really appreciate a Joyce Carol Oates book. I feel there’s systematically a thorough research regarding the characters and a psychological aspect to the books.
“Blonde” (Joyce Carol Oates)
Blonde is the story of Marilyn Monroe even though the author insisted that the book should be read as a fiction. I’ve always been fascinated by Marilyn Monroe so I really enjoy reading this book (yes, I know this is fiction 😉 ).
“Freaky Green Eyes” (Joyce Carol Oates)
A picture perfect family. A teenage daughter. And the reality.
Non-Fiction. Usually, when you pick a non-fiction book, you know it’s not going to be a light*easy read. However you also know that it will most probably be powerful. Case in point: my two picks here.
“A Piece of Cake” (Cupcake Brown)
When you discover Cupcake’s story, you start to put things into perspective. You stop complaining about your little problems and you realise how lucky you are to be surrounded by people who love and protect you (at least, I did).
“The Wolf of Wall Street” (Jordan Belfort)
You’ve all heard of the movie (and I haven’t seen it yet but I’m planning on it), but have you read the book? I really liked it. It’s scandalous and of course the fact that it’s a non-fiction makes it fascinating. Especially for a little overprotected from a small town in Belgium 😀
Let me know if you’ve read or will read any of these 🙂