The sun is growing in warmth, and the flowers are nearing bloom. Thick wool is replaced with thinner fabrics, like breezy cotton and textured linen, and clutching a steaming mug of strong tea is reserved for only the earliest morning hours.
It’s this time of year that makes me most excited about books.
The rough paper stamped with black ink feels better in my hands, and there’s more time within the day to lose yourself amongst the words. Not to mention the smell of a book after it’s been left out in the sun for a while.
Instead of curling up in bed and shivering myself to sleep at night, I’ve been throwing open the windows of an evening and welcoming the cool breeze in. I don’t enjoy warm weather per se, but I do enjoy propping myself up in bed with a large glass of iced water and reading for an hour or two, only stopping to kick the blankets down the bed a little more. Here are the books that are accompanying me on these warmer evenings as winter comes to a close.
The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale
Some love affairs change you forever.
I received this book in the mail only recently and immediately placed it at the top of my to-be-read pile. It’s said to be a cross between The Girl on the Train, Before I Go to Sleep and Bridget Jones – all of which I absolutely loved. Contemporary thrillers are such a joy to read in the evenings as I need a page turner to keep me away from instagram, so I’m sure to love this book.
Friend Request by Laura Marshall
Maria Weston wants to be friends. But Maria Weston has been dead for more than twenty-five years.
I’m about a quarter of the way through this book and I’m beyond intrigued. I find the protagonist very interesting and easy to relate to, but what I’m enjoying most are all of the secrets. I love a twisted tale filled with dangerous secrets.
The Caller by Chris Carter
Be careful before answering your next call. It could be the beginning of your worst nightmare.
I swear – Chris Carter is the one of the best thriller writers in the world. He has a professional background in criminal psychology, which is what makes his characters and plot lines so thrilling and terrifying. I’m absolutely devouring this one.