June 2014 Book Log

Hey guys! Summer is finally here and I couldn’t be happier. It’s time to start reading more books and enjoy as much time outside as possible: I’m so looking forward to long picknicks in the park, barbecues and of course, sitting outside with a great novel (and an iced-coffee in hand). Don’t you agree that’s what summer was made for?

Today my first university appointment was at 4 pm (yes, the student life…), so I spend my morning with a long and leisurely brunch and later headed to the library to get a big stash of books for summer. Now I can’t wait to start reading them and discover new stories and adventures (good thing I finished watching Hart of Dixie last week…). I always put together a reading list at the beginning of every season, go to the library to see what I can find and maybe order a few of the others.

Here’s what’s on my reading list this summer (if you want to check them out too – you can find a description if you click on the title):

Enchanting books that make you want to live in a different time

Villette | Charlotte Brontë

The Paris Wife | Paula McLain

Maisie Dobbs | Jacqueline Winspear

Magical stories that make you love life even more

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao | Junot Díaz

Veronica Decides to Die | Paolo Coelho

The Secret of Lost Things | Sheridan Hay

Not-so easy books to make you think for days

Incendiary | Chris Cleave

Love stories that will warm your heart

How to Fall in Love | Cecelia Ahern

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand | Helen Simonson

The Marriage Plot | Jeffrey Eugenides


What are you reading at the moment? Anything I could add to my list?


Picture by Wallis Kate via Flickr.



  • Cristina
    Juni 4, 2014

    I can’t wait for the summer holidays to be able to read again!! I’m studying for a very important exam so I had to give up reading for a while and I miss it so much : (

    The last book I read was The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling which I really loved. The next book I’m going to read -as soon as I’m done with the exam- is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. The Kite Runner (by Hosseini as well is a must!).


    • Hanna
      Juni 4, 2014

      Oh, I hope your exams are going well!

      I loved both Khaled Hosseini books, definitely must-reads. I’ll definitely put A Casual Vacancy on my list as well!

  • emma
    Juni 6, 2014

    This is a great selection here, I may have to invest in a few of these :)

  • Kate
    Juni 10, 2014

    I LOVED Incendiary.

  • Catherine
    Juni 13, 2014

    Oh perfect! I was just about to order some books – I’m finally going to read the Goldfinch, and also the 100 year old man who climbed out of the window (or something along those lines).

    But these are my all-time favourites


    • Hanna
      Juni 17, 2014

      I loved reading the 100-year-old man who climbed out of the window! It was a wonderful book :)

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