Summer Reading: Books For Reading Under The Sun

 

 

The summer heat is here and as we take to you sunloungers and reach for sunscreen, we find ourselves in want of a good book to delve into as we soak up sun rays. So we've curated a list of books that we think are perfect for reading under the sun. 

 

 

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Achiman

Andre Aciman's acclaimed coming-of-age novel 'Call Me By Your Name' tells the story of the unexpected, spirited love that blossoms between Elio, an adolescent boy and Oliver, an American student that's a family guest for the summer. Adding to its allure is the picturesque backdrop of the Italian Riviera.

 

 

South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion

A collection of dialogue, observations, musings, interviews, essays and articles that chronicle her travels through Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi in 1970, Joan Didion's 'South and West: From a Notebook' will transport you into places and time that she speaks of, and into the mind of one of literature greatest minds.  

 

 

Bonjour Tristesse and A Certain Smile by Françoise Sagan

The hot summer in the French Riveria serves a backdrop to Françoise Sagan's timeless novel 'Bonjour Tristesse' which tells the story of 17-year old Cecile whose life is altered when her bohemian father unexpectedly decides to remarry. A modern masterpiece, the novella is a stylised, yet raw account of youth and betrayal. 

 

 

 

You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment by Thich Nhat Hanh 

Author, monk and meditation expert, Thich Nhat Hanh's 'You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment' delves into Buddist ethic and practice. It serves as a guide to mindfulness and the positive impact it can have on our lives, as well as, the importance of being present and serene. 

 

 

 

A Month in Siena by Hisham Matar

In 'A Month in Siena', Hisham Matar reflects from afar the city that he once admired from within as a nineteen-year-old student studying at the Sienese School of painting. During the period of his life spent in the Italian city, Matar had faced a series of adversities, such as the disappearance of his father, and Siena is presented as a city that offered both hope and poignant growth.