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Summer Holiday Reading List

As you may know, I love reading. During summer holidays, one of the joys is finding a quiet and sunny space to enjoy a good book!

Here are some books, on my reading list:

Feel Good Fiction

The Theory of (Not Quite) Everything by Kara Gnodde

There are algorithms to help with everything, from finding a job to the perfect outfit. But if only there were a formula that helped the unlucky-in-love find a soulmate. For Art Brotherton, his beloved sister Mimi’s quest for the ideal match is easily solved – with maths. As he sets out to find Mimi’s future husband, he isn’t banking on meeting hopeless romantic Frank, a man who is anything but algorithm-approved.

Literary holiday reads

The Exhobitionist

by Charlotte Mendelson

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022, in The Exhibitionist we meet the Hanrahan family. They are gathering for a momentous weekend as famous artist and notorious egoist Ray Hanrahan prepares for a new exhibition of his art. His three children will be there: beautiful Leah, sensitive Patrick, and insecure Jess. And what of Lucia, Ray’s steadfast and selfless wife? She is an artist too, but has always had to put her roles as wife and mother first. But Lucia is hiding secrets of her own, and as the weekend unfolds and the exhibition approaches, she must finally make a choice. 

Crime & thriller

The Villa by Ruth Kelly

You'll be glad you're not staying in this killer holiday destination by the time you reach the end of Ruth Kelly's addictive new thriller. Death and mayhem erupt on an exclusive island as it plays host to a reality television show like no other, where every moment is streamed live to a global audience who have unprecedented control over those competing for the cash prize. Amongst the contestants is Laura, an undercover reporter, who soon discovers she's far from the only one with a secret.

Historical fiction

The Square of Sevens by Laura Shepard - Robinson

A historical fiction novel packed with fortune-telling, travels and mystery is the perfect book to escape reality with this summer. A girl known only as Red, the daughter of a Cornish fortune-teller, travels with her father making a living predicting fortunes using the ancient method: the Square of Sevens. When her father suddenly dies, Red becomes the ward of a gentleman scholar. But soon, she can't ignore the burning questions about her family. The pursuit of these mysteries takes her across the country in an epic tale of intrigue, heartbreak and audacious twists. 

And of course, there will be some design books, for inspiration!!

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