Summer reads. - WritingMoniqueWritingMonique
August 2, 2014

I love to read, but somehow I always seem to read a bit more during the summer days. Maybe it’s because of the time I spend lying in the sun or the evenings I spend out in the garden. I don’t really know, but I do know that during these summer reads, my favorite books are always the lightweighted funny ones. Like these awesome pieces!

The Hundred Year Old Men Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared.
Written by: Jonas Jonasson

After an eventful life, Alan Karllson ends up in a retirement house. Believing that he can find a better way to spend his last days on earth, he escapes through the window just before his 100 birthday party. On his way to freedom, he embarks on a hilarious and unexpected journey, with new friends, new enemies and a suitcase filled with 500 million. 

I loved this book, the story is magical and something I have never (ever) seen or read before. I loved Jonas Jonasson his style of writing and the fact that he shows the story behind every character, good, bad, small or lead. This book is making you laugh out loud multiple times, and leaves you wanting Alan Karllson to be your grandfather.

5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. 

Losing It
Written by: Cora Carmack

Bliss Edwards is tired of being the only virgin among her friends and decides the best way to deal with it is a one-night-stand. But she gets anxious and leaves a gorgeous man alone in her bed… naked. And if that isn’t embarrassing enough, she recognizes her new teacher the next day… She left him in her bed just 8 hours earlier. 

Oh, this book and it’s author. I love this story and it’s been written so funny and charming. No girl can help but fall in love with Garrick and the unexpected twists are incredible. This is the book you’ll can’t stop reading once you have started, and finish in one day.

5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.


The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules
Written by: Catharina Ingelman- Sundberg 

Martha Andersson and her choir friends live in a horrible retirement home, and when they don’t get a christmastree anymore they are tired of it. They escape and decide that it’s time for some excitement in their old lives. They are going to kidnap world famous paintings. Because no-one will suspect five old people to commit the perfect crime.. right?

This is one of the craziest books I have ever read. It’s so funny and magical, and full of lovely old-people humor. The crimes these people are committing are awesome, and these oldies will be the first robbers, you’ll love to see escape from the police force.

5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. 

The Understudy
Written by: David Nicholls

Recently divorced actor Stephen Mcqueen (No relation) seems to have a knack for bad luck. He lives in a horrible studio, has a distant daughter and is the understudy for the great and famour Josh Harper. Just when Stephen thinks his life couldn’t get any worse, he ends up falling in love with Nora, Josh’s wife.

This story is unique and quite something really. The humor in all the twists and characters are incredible. As a reader you switch between team Josh and team Stephen, because both of the men have flaws. This is a great story or love, fame and jealousy, all covered with a great sense or laugter.

5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.
What book do you recommend during the summer time?

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17 comments on “Summer reads.”

    August 2, 2014

    I love reading during summer. :)

    August 3, 2014

    Love your book picks! Reading is a nice pasttime during the summer :)

    August 3, 2014

    Reading is something I adore doing, but just don’t seem to do as much as I’d like (at least in the summertime). Seems like I’m always on the go this time of year… T.

    August 4, 2014

    The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules seems so funny! Such a nice review 😉 xx

    August 4, 2014

    I read a lot all year round, but there’s definitely something special about summer reading! Nice suggestions :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

    August 4, 2014

    All of your choices seem like so much fun! What a way to add to a relaxing, warm day :) I can understand why you’d read more during the summer months, as you’re probably feeling a lot more restful and as you said, you’ll be spending more time chilling out beneath the sun! Have a lovely week of reading.. and in general!
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    August 4, 2014

    have not heard of any of these–thanks for the reviews!

    August 4, 2014

    I’d love to read the first one! He wrote my favourite book, extremely loud and incredibly close so I’m always eating to read more gems by him!

    Corinne x

    August 4, 2014

    I think summer is a grea time for relaxing, and as most people read to relax, they have plenty of time to do that during the warm summer months :)

    Ayesha xxx

    August 5, 2014

    The one by Jonas Jonasson sounds like my kind of book. I will have to see if it’s in my local bookstore

    August 5, 2014

    sound like such interesting reads.. adding them all to my list.

    August 5, 2014

    I love reading in Summer too! Normally it is because I don’t take classes in summer so I have the evenings for myself :) I Just read “Falling for her Fiance” and I love love love it, so I recommend it in case you are looking for a new book to read to end the summer. I will check out “Losing It” it sounds so funny and cute! like my type of book :)


    August 6, 2014

    These look really interesting!

    August 6, 2014

    This is such a gorgeous post! I’m definitely in agreement with you that I too find myself reading a lot more in the summer months, especially during the evenings. There’s always something a bit more special about a long summery night that makes you want to relax with a good book <3

    The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared is the sweetest story! I saw the film recently and was bowled over by how cute is was on the big screen :) Losing It just sounds like a hilarious read, I really love the premise! 😉 I just love all of your picks, they all sound unique, magical and really intriguing! A perfect post 😀

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    August 7, 2014

    I never read those books, but they seems to be interresting !

    Personnaly, right now, I’m on “Lettre à Lou”, by Apollinaire :)

    Bisous !


    August 7, 2014

    thank you very much for visiting me, would you like to follow each other? 😉

    July 15, 2015

    These look interesting, need to get my hands on them!!