Reading in the summer: time to enjoy a cool drink and a fun read by the beach.
Here’s Destination Jeddah’s Summer Reading List:
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A must-read YA, often narrated by Death himself. This story will warm your heart up.
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- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
A story about friendship, love and living with anxiety, definitely a summer read that will help you appreciate good friendship.
Book Depository: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
When is it not a good time to read Gatsby? This quick modern classic reads deliciously.
Book Depository: The Great Gatsby
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Best read this page-turner before you watch its upcoming film.
Book Depository: The Girl on the Train
- Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
This book is all about burning…books. Read this if you want an eye opening read.
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- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Known as the Game of Thrones of the YA world, AEITA will keep you turning pages in the dead of the night. It’s really good.
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- The Waves by Virginia Woolf
The Waves is a beautiful and poetic modern classic that everyone should read.
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- In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
This was one of the most exciting thrillers released in 2015, it’s got a lot of Agatha Christie references.
Book Depository: In A Dark, Dark Wood
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
This is a must-read full of wisdom and beauty, written by the neurosurgeon in the final months of his life.
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- Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
Poetic and written with a lot of heart, this book perfectly captures the process of grieving and shows how it’s different for everyone.
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- The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
- All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
Another thriller in this list! This is a slow burner, very literary and filled with amazing characters.
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- The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah
Memory, an albino African, is wrongfully convicted for the murder of her white adopted father. This is her story.
Book Depository: The Book of Memory
- Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
Beautifully written and very atmospheric, tis is about a recluse and his relationship with a dog he rescues.
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- Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
This atmospheric read set in Iceland is gripping, beautifully written and quite shocking.
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- Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
This is a Muslim chic-lit set in London. It’s hilarious, heart-warming and very thought provoking.
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- Every Day by David Levithan
An enjoyable read that does not read like a typical YA. The premise is intriguing and tackled very well by the author. The ending is unexpected.
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- The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
This modern classic is an amazing sci-fi that will make you question humanity a lot. The film is not recommended as it fails to live up to the scope of the story.
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- Sleeping Giants by Sylvian Neuvel
One of the most exciting sci-fi books of 2016, Sleeping Giants is an intriguing page turner.
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- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
A perfect read for fans of Greek mythology and tragedy. This book has caused a lot of tears.
Book Depository: The Song of Achilles