Books I Want to Read on Holiday

Oh I can’t wait to be beside the seaside!

I will be going to Portugal for 10 days in July, and I have already picked most of the books I will be reading. I usually read the fantasy genre but for this holiday I’m going to focus on contemporary/romance. I tend to find them easier and faster to read. So here’s my list:

The book covers are linked to their Goodreads page.

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

25991081This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It’s a little bit like a black hole. It’s a little bit like infinity.

Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she’s hurtled through wormholes to her past.

I read a review for this book a while back and it seemed liked the perfect book to read by the pool. Plus aparently there is maths and quantum physics to explain the time travelling, so that’s really cool.

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

18692431My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

I mean this book is everywhere, I just have to read this.

Since You’ve Been Gone and Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

I have loved Morgan Matson since I read Second Chance Summer, so I really want to read more of there books.
18189606It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

7664334Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.

How to Love by Katie Cotugno

17332564Before: 
Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember: as natural as breathing, as endless as time. But he’s never seemed to notice that Reena even exists until one day, impossibly, he does. 

After: 
Almost three years have passed, and there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena’s gotten used to being without Sawyer, and she’s finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again.

Another book I found because of reviews here on WordPress. How to Love reminded me of Love, Rosie (the movie, not the book I haven’t read it) and I really like those types of films so it should be fun to read them too.

November 9 by Caltheen Hoover

25111004Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Cathleen Hoover keeps popping up, so it felt only fitting to include her in this list.

Loud is How I Love by Mercy Brown

23248868Twenty-one-year-old front girl Emmylou knows that getting her band noticed in the ‘90s indie rock scene will be no easy task. She definitely knows better than to break the number one rule of the band: Don’t sleep with your bandmates! But after she ends up having the best sex of her life with her guitarist, Travis, she finds following that rule is a lot harder than it sounds.

When the band gets the gig of their dreams, making it big seems just within reach. But Emmy’s inability to keep her hands off Travis threatens everything they’ve worked for. Can Emmy find a way to break the rules and not blow the chance of a lifetime?

I picked this randomly because I want to start reading new adult and I this seemed like a good book to start with.


So that’s the books I am planning to read this summer on holiday. I know I still have a month to go but I wanted to share them with you and it’s getting me really excited for the sunshine.

What do you plan of reading on holiday?

Talk Soon,
Darling Bear


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6 thoughts on “Books I Want to Read on Holiday

  1. Louise / geniereads says:

    The Square Root of Summer is really a great book, though it does contain a lot of Science and Math stuff because of the time travelling, it’s still really enjoyable. Morgan Matson is like the queen of summer contemporary books from me. I tried reading How To Love before but I never really got into it, I unfortunately DNF it. Hope you’ll enjoy it though. Happy reading, enjoy your holiday! 💞😄

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