LIFESTYLE | My Summer Reading List

{ first of all, this is Rosie – she lives in the South of France – she likes to read with us }

Our recent vacation sprung about a invigoration of reading. Mark and I simply cannot get enough. There’s something so relaxing about sipping a glass of wine on the patio with a good book in hand. It’s absolutely the perfect way to get some rays without actually realizing that you’ve wasted your day away. But it’s the summer, so kudos! Now that I’ve finished Julia Child’s, My Life in France – PS SO GOOD! – I can now focus on my favourite kind of novels; mysteries and thrillers! Here is my list for fantastic summer reading.


one: The Hermit, by Thomas Rydahl

This novel follows a reclusive Danish taxi driver and piano tuner, who stumbles into solving the murder of a baby boy. It is set in the Canary Islands, and is an intriguing read with an unlikely protagonist you can’t help but be fascinated by. 

two: Black Water Lilies, Michel Bussi

A murder takes place in Monet’s French village. I’ve been told I will have goosebumps after the first chapter, and if I don’t, I will get my money back. 

PS. This one has been ordered and is on the way! 

three: After the Crash, Michel Bussi

A plane crashes in the Swiss Alps. There are no survivors, except a newborn baby girl. Problem? There were two girls around the same age on the flight. Now, almost 20 years later, the answer isn’t as clear as it seems. 

four: I’m Traveling Alone, Samuel Bjork

A six-year-old girl is found in the countryside, hanging lifeless from a tree and dressed in strange doll’s clothes. Around her neck is a sign that says, “I’m travelling alone”. Do I really have to say more? 

five: The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware

A travel journalist is invited on an exclusive Scandinavian luxury cruise. She wakes up in the middle of the night to the sound of a woman in the cabin next to her being thrown overboard. Everyone on the ship tells her, there was never a woman in that cabin. It has been empty the whole time. 

So, even writing about these novels has made me want to drop everything, and start reading them. Can’t wait!

What are you reading this summer??? Comment below!


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2 thoughts on “LIFESTYLE | My Summer Reading List

  1. LT

    South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion is a great and fascinating travel journal of a road trip through the Deep South and California. Super buzzy right now. All the cool kids are reading it. And perfect for a summer day.

    I also got hard into the Natchez Burning trilogy by Greg Iles. Fast paced murder mysteries with a side of civil rights. Do it.


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