Books I Bought (and Brought) on Summer Vacation
And just like that, my summer vacation is over *here come the tears.* But honestly, it was THE best time. I had so much fun with my Parents. They really are just the two most incredible people on the planet, and my very best friends. We stole away to Portwrinkle, a quiet coastal town near the borders of Cornwall and Devon. With ocean views, clear skies and sand for miles, I really feel like the week did so much for not only my mental health, but my entire self. I relaxed, I shopped, I spent quality time with the people I love—and I bought many books. So, without further ado, let me tell you all about my bookish vacation haul, including what books I packed in my suitcase!
First Up: What I Took With Me
As you might have already read in my (glowing, five-star) review of Book Lovers, you’d know that I took this beauty on my holiday and completely devoured it. Emily Henry has quickly, over the last two years, become my favourite adult author. I’d highly recommend this book to anyone looking to steal away to somewhere equally as delightful on their vacation. I also took Family Of Liars with me, but didn’t get around to reading it whilst I was there, so that’s next on my TBR after my current read because I NEED to know what happened before We Were Liars.
Books I Bought On Holiday
I bought a total of five books on holiday, way less than I thought I would, to be honest. These were all purchased in Waterstones Plymouth (such a big and lovely store!) and were pretty much all Adult Contemporary Romances, bar one Poetry book. I also had enough points on my Waterstones card to get £10 off, so it was fate, really, right?
Set On You by Amy Lea is one of the books I knew I needed—a plus-size character, The Love Hypothesis vibes – this is going to be an instant favourite, I know it. You know that getting Colleen Hoover’s newest book, Reminders Of Him, was going to happen. It’s going to break me, I know it, but it’ll be worth it. Then there’s Tessa Bailey, an author I’ve heard so much about, but never read any of her books. I picked up the (last) copy of It Happened One Summer and the next novel, Hook Line and Sinker, too. These look like they’re going to be along the same lines of Emily Henry’s books, so I’m looking forward to reading those. And last, but not least, was Unlock Your Storybook Heart by Amanda Lovelace. I have all of their poetry books and cherish each one. Poetry, as most long-time readers of my blog will know, has such a special place in my heart. Amanda’s is not along the same style/lines of, say, Lang Leav (my favourite poet) per say, I’d compare their poetry more in the style of Rupi Kaur, another of my favourites. I can’t wait to read snippets of this whenever I need comforting.
So, that’s it! What books have you/are you taking on vacation this year? And if you’re not heading anywhere, what’s on your summer TBR?
Let me know in the comments or over on twitter, @LittleMemoirs!