Reading in the summer is one of the best ways to pass the time on a quiet weekend or when sitting by the pool on holiday. Just like last year’s summer book haul [LINK], I made sure to stock up on books ready for getting my imagination going.

This year I included yet another Shopaholic book by Sophie Kinsella into the mix, Mini Shopaholic [LINK]. Weirdly enough I already owned this book but it was in a hardback and I’m not really a fan of hardbacks, especially in the summer.  They’re too clunky to hold and read outside or by the pool. I saw this book in the charity shop for about £1 so thought I’d like to try and read it again since it was towards charity anyway.

My other charity shop find was Lena Dunham’s, Not That Kind of Girl [LINK].  I have never really been a fan of Dunham as a person, her views aren’t really in line with mine often and her acting isn’t my style but I do think she’s got an eye for good writing so I decided to give this a go.  Again, for only 70p this was a great buy to see what her style is like!

From Tesco, which I have to say often have an awesome selection of books often on a 2 for £7 deal, had Dawn French’s According to Yes [LINK]I heard about this book when it was launched and wasn’t sure of French’s writing style and book would be right for me but I’ve already read a few pages and although it’s got an interesting plotline about a girl who is looking to move jobs to become a Nanny for a super rich family, it seems to have potential. Maybe more of a challenging plot for me but I’m looking forward to giving it a go.

And the book that I’ve already finished on my holiday, The Woman Who Met Her Match by Fiona Gibson [LINK] is a GREAT read. I did want to give this a separate review as it’s the only one I’ve read so far but this was the perfect poolside read. I read it within the week we were away and I was hooked. The book is about a woman in her forties, two kids and a lodger best friend but her first love comes back into her life and with work dramas, kids and hopeless dates, it’s an amazing little read. I could imagine this being a chick flick film as it has all the humour needed. If you like an easy read that will keep you smiling, hooked and can be relatable especially as it’s about a beauty counter too, then definitely pick this one up!

What books are you enjoying this summer? Have you read any of the books I’ve picked up for my summer reads already?