Summer reading challenge | The reading List 

I used to be something of a bookworm. As kids,my sisters and I used to spend so much time at our local library selecting books to read. We would compete with each other, challenging ourselves to see how many we could get through during the summer holidays. 

As an adult I haven’t lost my love for reading however I just seem to have gotten out of the habit of it. 

Fortunately my children have developed atheir own love for reading and regularly visit the library. So much so that signing on for the Big Friendly Summer Reading Challenge was top of my Son’s list of things to do this summer. His enthusiasm has inspired me to do my own little reading challenge and share it through the blog. 

I’ve selected six books that I want to read this summer. I then intend to write a review for each one, which I will share each Sunday on the blog. That means I need to be getting through one a week. Wish me luck. I think I must have read that many books all year? I told you I’d got out of the habit. 

Here’s my reading list for this summer. 

  1. The Longest Holiday – Paige Toon.
  2. Bridget Jones, Mad About The Boy – Helen Fielding.
  3. This is a Call: the life and times of Dave Grohl – Paul Brannigan.
  4. Wedding Night – Sophie Kinsella.
  5. Park Lane – Frances Osbourne.
  6. The Illusionists – Rosie Thomas.


All of these books I have had a home for a long time, just waiting to be shown some love. Im actually half way through The Longest Holiday already and I’m loving it so far. Paige Toon is one of my favourite authors though and is yet to disappoint. 

If you fancy joining in let me know in the comments section below. I’d love some recommendations as well for other books I should be reading in the future.