Top 5 Tuesday: Summer Reads


I was scratching my head wondering what books I might want to read while on holiday this summer. Especially given we’re taking the whole month of July off. Yes, the whole month! Thirty one (31) glorious days of doing, well, not nothing. I still plan on doing a lot of reading.

Here are the 5 books I fancy reading over the summer holidays:

  • THE AU PAIR by Emma Rous — Thank you Norrie, her great review has me looking at this one as a top five read. Lots of twisted family dynamics, secrets, and suspense. If V. C. Andrews and Kate Morton had a literary love child, Emma Rous, apparently, would be the result. High praise indeed.
  • THE WIDOWS OF MALABAR HILL by Sujata Massey — Anyone who knows me, knows I have a thing for novels set in India, and especially if they’re historical and have a mystery thrown in for good measure. The Widows Of Malabar Hill is set in India during the 1920s, but this is anything than the roaring 20s for women who have lost their husbands, protectors, and the household breadwinner. Throw in a female lawyer who’s also a sleuth, Agatha Christie style, and I am so there.
  • THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS by Pam Jenoff — another title I have on my wish list that I’m really excited to read. This one is all about the hidden women who helped win the war; secret agents deployed from London to aid the Resistance, working as radio operators and couriers. Young women who were brave and courageous and survived or were caught, tortured, and died.
  • NIGHT TIGER by Yangsze Choo — This one is set in Colonial Malaysia during the 30s and is a complex family drama with a large side order of forbidden romance. I mean, what’s not to like? Again, I’ve been really looking forward to reading this one, especially as I lived in Malaysia as a child.
  • THE STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE BOLLYWOOD STAR by Vaseem Khan — This is the third installment of Khan’s Inspector Chopra series, in which our (my) beloved Inspector is called in to help find a missing Bollywood star. In what is sure to be another hilarious, tongue-in-cheek look at contemporary life in India, as seen through a soft lens. They say the truth of Bollywood is often stranger than fiction!

Okay, so these are my quite eclectic choices, now over to you. What are your top 5 summer reads for 2019? Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah @Bionic Bookworm.

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7 Comments

  1. […] Alexandra Wolfe […]

  2. May 28, 2019
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    Night Tiger is one that I could see me reading and loving Alexandra! And 31 days of doing only what you love? Gaaah my dream! I hope you’ll get to enjoy your time of bliss 😉

    • May 28, 2019
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      I’m entranced by that one too, Sophie, for so many reasons. And yes, me, reading a romance! lol

      Oh, I know, I am so lucky living here. My partner can take all their time in one large block, and we can really just hang out, decompress, and enjoy doing what we want, when we want. Like reading! 😉

  3. May 28, 2019
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    Oooh, cool list!
    I meant to look into that Inspector Chopra series – first saw it over here, hehe 😀 Considering it’s set in India i can see why it’s a really good choice for summer <3

    And wow, a whole month off! Was just talking to my manager today, and we are both dreaming of such long holiday, haha… don't think we got the option tho :/

    • May 28, 2019
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      I chose two titles off my wish list both set in India in different eras for something different, Norrie. I want some light reading, but not necessarily romance, but still with some serious content, hence The Lost Girls of Paris.

      Yeah, we’re very lucky here, as my OH works for the government, so we can do stuff like this. All the married couples with kids go for August, for obvious reasons.

  4. Great list, Alexandra💜 Two are on my list. I can’t even see that far beyond June😬 So, here’s my top 5 coming up:

    Verity by Colleen Hoover
    The Reckoning by John Grisham
    The McAvoy Sisters Book Of Secrets by Molly Fader
    The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
    My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

    • Alexandra
      May 28, 2019
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      Ooo, more great titles to go check out! Thanks, Jonetta. I love the title The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets that sounds intriguing. 😀

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