1. Labyrinth Series by Kate Moss
These books are my all-time favourite books! They are not small and are definitely for a bit more of a mature audience but the complexity and the unique time shifting element of the story line makes it, in my opinion, a classic. The books do not follow on from each other in the typical sense but have many tiny threads which weave across all three books causing them to link in a very subtle and artful way. All the stories however, are based in southern France and chart its history, mystery and allure throughout the ages making this the first of my summer re-reads this year.
2. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
You can’t have a list of summer re-reads and not put Harry Potter on it! No matter how old I get I can’t seem to tear myself away from the magical and mysterious world of Hogwarts. Like before this is a lengthy task but trust me I am up for it. Personally, my favourite book is the Goblet of Fire so I can’t wait to get cracking.
3. Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally
A beautiful book depicting the struggles of Schindler, a German factory owner in Krakow, Poland who saves people from Auschwitz by transferring them to work in his factory. This is not a cheery one for summer but it is a gorgeously tragic and historic tale which definitely will succeed in making you cry. Plus, if reading is not your thing then there is a film adaptation called Schindler’s List which is equally as good.
4. Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Again, this is one of my favourite books of all time. It depicts the story of Amir as he struggles through the turbulence of events in Afghanistan during the latter part of the 20th century. It is the sort of book that will leave you speechless after you have finished. It will make you laugh and cry and is honestly a beautifully crafted modern classic.
5. Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
Another modern classic which I was introduced to this year by one of my teachers. Definitely one to read if you are a feminist or are in to stories about future of our world. It is a sad tale and leaves you waiting on baited breath throughout the novel. Definitely worth a read if you haven’t already as it makes you question how far our society nowadays from Atwood’s fictional predictions is. And trust me, it is closer than you might think.
So those are my five summer re-reads for 2016. What are you planning to read or re-read this summer? Let me know by clicking the comment button below the title.