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.