Everyone loves to read in summer, right? These two just go hand in hand. For many of us there is nothing to look forward to more than enjoying a good book, either at the beach, on the balcony at sundown or in some park nearby. Summer reads are essentials of this season. This is reasons enough for us, to introduce you to some selected readings.
The list includes different types of books, so for sure everyone’s taste will be served – even if you are not the biggest bookworm. Check out our list and maybe you’ll find get inspired for your next summer reads!
This Year’s Best Summer Reads
1. Illustrated and Coffeetable Books
Kay Nielsen: East of the Sun and West of the Moon
This book of fairy tales from the North is not only a lovely read, but also beautiful to look at and flip through. TASCHEN just reprinted this volume, with beautiful illustrations by the danish artist Kay Nielsen who is well-known for his children’s books illustrations.
- Louis Vuitton Travel Books
Louis Vuitton’s Travel Books are available for 10 different travel destinations, with Paris and South Africa as the latest added. Every edition is illustrated by a different artist who regives his own impressions of traveling the country or city. Therefore the volumes are incomparable, each is unique and very aesthetically pleasing.
- John Irving: Avenue of Mysteries
Irving’s stories center around curious, funny-tragic characters and their life’s journey. And when you think it can’t get any more quirky – it will. He is one of our favorite storietellers of our time.
- Isabel Allende: The Japanese Lover
The latest novel by the Chilean-American writer is just like what we expected from her. It’s a love story of changing times and places. Told in a very sensitive and subtle way, it is not less exciting. How doesn’t like Isabel Allende?
3. Fashion Books
Maureen Callahan: Champagne Supernovas: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and the ’90s Renegades Who Remade Fashion
The title says it all: Callahan tells the story of American fashion in the 90s with it’s ups and downs, focusing on three main characters who helped building it: Supermodel Kate Moss and the designers Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen.
Betty Halbreich: I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist
Written in a delightful, funny way, 86-year-old Betty Halbreich gives an insight in her life and former job as a personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman. The hilarious anecdotes that this woman tells make obvious that she is not someone who is mincing matters.
- Jane Austen: Pride And Prejudice
The love story of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy is one of the most famous in literature (apart from Romeo and Juliet). A must if you have not read it yet! And if you liked the movie, you will love the book!
- Herman Melville: Moby Dick
Because the famous novel by Melville might be a bit ‘heavy’, especially if you are not used to the classics, it’s perfect for making it your summer project! You are relaxed, you have the time and soon after beginning it, you won’t put it away anyway – promise!
1. Avenue Of Mysteries by John Irving 2. Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen 3. I’ll Drink To That by Betty Halbreich 4. South Africa by Louis Vuitton Travel Books 5. Moby Dick by Herman Melville 6. Champagne Supernovas by Maureen Callahan 7. East Of The Sun And West Of The Moon by Kay Nielsen 8. The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
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