It’s summertime! That favourite part of the year when you carry your most beloved books and some chilled drinks along to enjoy at the beach or by the swimming pools finally here. It’s time for some fun with family and friends each year.
But, this year it’s different. While the world seems to be falling apart and you are most probably giving the “summer body goals” a miss this time, your books are still by your side. Ideally, you would have had many parcels being delivered to you from the best bookselling app. Moreover, you would have multiple tabs pinned as to which sites sell books online.
Things are not the same anymore. Most people are lucky enough to stay inside their homes and stay healthy. Many people are yet longing to spend some time with their loved ones. The situation is unprecedented and even though it’s disheartening at times, on a positive note, the world has come together in this to fight the pandemic.
So, among many other amazing things that people do, the most favourite pastime of young and adults alike is reading books. We all love our collection of books, don’t we? It’s time we continue the summertime celebration with the regular tradition of reading books.
To help you with it, BeeApp brings to you a list of books from all genres that deserve a place in your “books to be read this summer” list:
This is an amazing tale of Twin sisters of the Vignes family. How deeply they are connected since their childhood! But as they grow up, they decide to take the course of their lives in their own hands. Stella and Desiree run away out of their small community at a tender age of 16. In a dramatic turn of events, one of them returns home with her daughters while the other is living the life of utmost secrecy passing as a white woman who is actually black. This is a juicy tale of how our life is only an outcome of the choices we make.
How would you handle when your lifelong fear comes to life? We all are aware of the lives of Mexicans who sadly live an undocumented life for many years in the US. This celebrated poet has lived one himself. The fear that sets when you see your father being arrested and deported sets in and how the family suffers is a tale of struggle. This book is great in terms of depicting the reality of today. It is both real and empathetic.
Global warming is real and it’s catching up quicker than we could have imagined. The amazing contribution by Edwidge Danticat, Mohammed Hanif, and Margaret Atwood has been woven beautifully throwing light on the harsh reality of changing climate. As the book says it talks about climate change and inequality in a divided world.
Relationships these days are all about choices. You have the freedom to get into one, set your rules without judgment and co-exist. But, do we really know what we want? This story of Danika Brown and Zafir Ansari is quite different and like a breath of fresh air questioning our perception of modern-day love.
The author is renowned and famous for his columns. This book is his memoir where he talks about facing loneliness and battling odds despite all the name, fame, and money. There are moments in which you’ll be laughing out loud and also the ones where your heart would ache. The book is full of hope and ignites the will for a better life.
Talusan is an award-winning journalist who has spent her childhood in a rural Philippine village. In this memoir of hers, she talks about her journey to adulthood living the life as a white-passing trans woman. Her journey has definitely not been an easy one as she has faced it all: gender discriminations, racial remarks, and identity crisis on a deep level. This true story touches many aspects of how society treats such women. It is a struggle that can be averted by simple changes in our society. It is unnecessary that anyone should face this for being a certain gender, making their life choices and belonging to a community.
We often get stuck up in a situation of darkness and everything beyond that looks empty. The protagonist Loretha Curry in a sad turn of events is left with sorrow and grief at a difficult age of 68. She used to have a perfect life before that. This book is all about healing and that it’s never impossible to live the life of happiness that you truly deserve. Life does give us second chances, all we need to do is, grab them.
The millennial or the “Gram” generation as we fondly call it due to their favourite app-Instagram is perhaps the most complex generation to understand. But it’s not like this is something new in the history of time. As George Orwell rightfully said,” Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one went before it, and wiser than the one came after it”. In this book, the author highlights the struggles of the present how they tackle debt, life choices, and what is really making them burnout.
The minute you read the title of this book, you are surely going to say, “ Ohh gosh, me too”! Well, that’s the ultimate truth we all pretty much want to be in a better financial stature than we are. This book is a compilation of essays by the author where he talks about his personal struggle in keeping up with financial stability. Can one really pursue their passion and love for what they want to do with a light pocket? Well, read the book to find out, there might be an answer after all. If not, enjoy the good laugh.
If you know a writer or you are one, then you must have definitely known, heard or much bad-experienced a “writer’s block”. What happens when two writers facing the same problem encounter each other at the beach. Augustus and January are in this situation. Read the book to find out how they help each other walk their way out of this and to writing their next great book ever.
This is a reimagination of a classic suspense novel. Our protagonist Noemí Taboadaruns for help to her newly married cousin whose letters take her to a mysterious mansion. Was she lured there? Is this just a trap? There are many secrets hidden behind the walls. This gothic suspense captures you and keeps you wanting to know, Will she ever make it out of here?
This celebrated author strikes back again with this book with an accurate representation of what the life of a creative woman who is also a writer like. Chasing her literary success through relentless work of 6 years that too in secrecy is a hard feat in itself. In addition to that, a low paying job, a grieving mother and two very different men all of this paint a vivid life for her. Does she succeed or not, is yours to find after reading this enticing book.
Janey Everett has made a resolution to know about the life of the pilot who fought in the Spanish civil war Sam Mallory who never returned. She is a war correspondent and is connecting all the dots related to his disappearance. In the course of this, she meets Irene who has years of hidden secrets that Janey is determined to find out. This is a perfect read for summer.
It’s often fun to have eccentric characters to be a part of the stories. It’s not like every day you get to meet such people, Do you? The narrator in the story has luckily or unluckily many such people and encounters in her life. She is a deep thinker and gives good thought to choosing motherhood, how relationships are, and something as serious as substance abuse. It’s a debut novel and worth a chance in your reading list of summer books.
Can u let a simple lottery of two colours decide your life? Well, that’s exactly what happens in the lives of the young girls in the book. You pull a ticket the day your period starts. The choice is made for you with a white one granting you family and children, and blue for career and no family. Calla knows is all and life gives her the blue one. But, she questions. She does not conform with others making the choice for her and gets pregnant which changes her life completely. This novel is a wondrous read and you must read every word the author has amazingly penned.
With this amazing list, you will surely have a gala reading time in your Summer 2020. So, get rid of the sulk and hunt for the best bookselling app there is for an audiobook or online e-book to get reading. Let’s keep up our hopes and spirits that in no time you would be able to grab a book from stores that sell books online.