As we all know, one of life’s greatest pleasures is opening a new book for the first time and connecting with the story. Summer is in full swing and there’s no better way to spend some time outdoors than reading.
From the perfect book to read at the beach to some classics, we gathered a list of the best books to read this year. Feeling romantic? Want to learn more about history? We’ve got you covered with the genre that perfectly suits you.
For a complete list of our favorites for 2017, click here.
Exit West, one to definitely add to your list is a powerful story about migration and the reality of the refugee crisis. Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid brings you the frightening vision of war right into the palm of your hands. The novel tells an unforgettable story of courage, love and loyalty in a country on the brink of a civil war.
A story about one extraordinary love, Eleanor & Park will warm your heart and have you dreaming about young love again. The book is about two star-crossed misfits living in Omaha, Nebraska who are brave and eager to give love a try while having to deal with abuse, bullying and domestic issues. Author Rainbow Rowell remembers what it’s like to be a teen with this one.
From a first-hand perspective, British author Douglas Murray addresses the disappointing failure of migration and multiculturalism in today’s Europe in The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam. Murray tells his story of traveling to Europe’s most diverse capitals – Paris, Berlin and Stockholm in where he hears the stories of those who arrived to Europe from far away. For one who is remotely interested in politics then you’re in for a terrific read.
For the Prince fans out there, The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince is a gentle and moving story of Mayte Garcia’s romantic relationship with the legendary singer as his first wife. Garcia shares a uniquely intimate and touching account of the personal and professional life of one of music’s biggest icons. This memoir will have you wanting more of Prince than ever before.
For an exciting and thrilling Sci-Fi read, pick up New York 2140 by American author Kim Stanley Robinson, who is best known for writing some of the best and well known science fiction works. Set in New York City that has been flooded by rising water, Robinson takes a look at the future of our planet and imagines a world in which people don’t take climate change seriously enough. A brilliant read for anyone who is interested in more knowledge of the current climate situation. You never know, Sci-Fi could possibly turn into reality.
Don’t forget to check out our full list of the best reads for 2017 here.