Top books to read Summer 2014


I have a new trick and it works really well, you see I don’t have a lot of time to keep up with what’s good to read out there and what to avoid but lots of my friends and family are avid readers.

I was lucky enough to get given a Kindle a while back and it’s perfect for taking on train journeys if I have to go up to London and of course on holiday, I am able to load lots of books on there and read at leisure all on one device.

So what’s my trick? I write a Facebook status update – I know it’s not groundbreaking stuff but I got so many excellent tips that I thought it would be good to share them.

Top books to read summer 2014

  1. Life after Life by Kate Atkinson came out tops with most votes. I am half way through it and love it
  2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. On the Kindle and still to read
  3. The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of The Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Brilliant read had me hooked all the way through.
  4. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.
  5. One Summer by Bill Brysone
  6. The Monk who Sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  7. I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  8. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  9. Eeny Meeny by M. J. Arlidge
  10. Tandem by Alex Morgan

Other suggestions included: Americanah, We Are Completely Beside Ourselves, Sisterland, Raising my rainbow, Shantaram, The Fever Tree, A Change in Altitude and The Making of Miranda.

Do you have anything to add? Please let us know


  1. September 8, 2014 / 7:29 AM

    Great selection – I’d add Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, very readable.

    • September 9, 2014 / 7:20 PM

      Oh, I’ve never read a Donna Tart book before, thanks for the suggestion.

  2. September 8, 2014 / 4:57 PM

    I’ve been meaning to read Life after Life by Kate Atkinson for a while now! Needless to say it’s on my list as well as the Miniaturist…

    • September 9, 2014 / 7:21 PM

      I’m so annoyed I didn’t finish it on holiday as it’s taking so much time now to complete it (Life after life) That is the beauty of holiday reading – it’s uninterrupted.
      I also need to download the Miniaturist, I’ve heard from two people it’s good and both I respect their reading choices.

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