The greatest summer-reads have been …

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  1. “Call Me by Your Name” by André Aciman 

“We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything – what a waste!” 

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Genre: Romantic, psychological and prosaic fiction

It’s a perfect summer-read because: The story is set during a summer holiday and theres no better argument than that! 

Dice (1-6): 5 


 

2. “The collector” by John Fowles 

“Do you know that every great thing in the history of art and every beautiful thing in life is actually what you call nasty or has been caused by feelings that you would call nasty? By passion, by love, by hatred, by truth. Do you know that?”

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Genre: Horror fiction/thriller 

It’s a perfect summer-read because: Thrillers are usually best to read during the summer. First off, this one is tremendously intriguing, judging by it’s intense buildup.  Secondly, theres nothing better than an exhilarating horror-story when you’re feeling a little bit summer-bored during vacations. This one, is also one of my favourite novels – and it’s very much in family with “Call Me by Your name”, in terms of writng-style.  (In my humble opinion!) 

Dice (1-6): 6 


“The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett 

“At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done–then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.”

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Genre: Psychological, dramatic fiction 

It’s a perfect summer-read because: You can sit in your blossoming garden and read it, and feel completely in place! Also, gosh, I don’t know why this is considered a children-book. It really isn’t! It’s a book for everyone – especially those who find themselves in awe over stories that makes you think, clear your mind and rejuvenate. It’s a complete eye-opener, a beautiful story, and perfect to read during late summer-evenings in your bed or in your garden over coffee, during sun-rise♥

Dice (1-6): 6

Hope you guys enjoyed my list and that you’re indulging in the last bits of sun-rays this august♥ And remember, always remember, keep flipping those pages! 

Love, 

Aftur S. Nerdrum 

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