“What books should I read?” we hear you cry! At the Book People we are passionate about reading, and we want to help you find your perfect book for summer, so we’re back with part II of our #SummerReads book reviews and recommendations. Whether you’re looking for the best books to take on holiday, the best books to take to the beach, the newest bestselling titles, classic fiction, summer cookery books, or even if you’re looking for children’s activity books for the summer, the staff at the Book People have picked out books to read for the sunny summer months so that you can create your own 2014 summer book list.
Tom, the Book People’s Content Editor, has chosen The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins as his (or my) #SummerReads book recommendation. Read on to find out more about Tom’s reasons for choosing The Hunger Games Trilogy as one of his book recommendations for summer:
“I’d tried my best to avoid the Hunger Games trilogy up until now. Being a fan of Battle Royale, I was aware of the similarities between the Hunger Games and Koushun Takami’s 1999 book and was initially skeptical as to the plot of Suzanne Collins’ series being so similar. But minus the umbrella plot, the books couldn’t be more different! Whilst Battle Royale focuses on action, brutality and complex descriptions of the deaths of a group of unsuspecting students trapped on an island, I found the Hunger Games to be an immersive world of well-grounded characters, accessible politics and uplifting resistance; I was pleasantly surprised. So, if you too have avoided the Hunger Games series thus far, I’d recommend jumping on the bandwagon. A thoroughly entertaining set of books for summer!”
There is nothing quite like an affirming book recommendation from someone who has read and fallen in love with a fantastic story. So, if you have any recommended books which you would like to suggest as one of the best books to read this summer to fellow bookworms, why not take your own #BookShelfie and post it on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook? Together we can create an online book club where people all over the world can share their own personal book reviews.
Or if you’re not into the whole social media thing, take a peak at the books our Summer Reads category on the Book People’s new website. You’re sure to find some fantastic books to read in summer 2014.