6 Must-Read Books this Summer Vacation

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For those who don't know this already, I'm a hardcore bookworm. I read 2 books a month on average (I can read more if it wasn't for the stupid Uni). Anyways, I decided to share my knowledge with you and start writing you books reviews and book recommendations for you to read. All this is in a new category on the blog called: The Dusklub. Get it? Dusk + Club (Klub). Okay so let's get started:

For the Mystery/Crime Lovers ( Like Yours Truly):

1- The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side- Agatha Christie


One minute, silly Heather Badcock had been babbling on at her movie idol, the famous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure poisoned by a deadly cocktail. It seems likely that the cocktail was intended for the beautiful actress. But while the police fumble to find clues, Miss Marple begins to ask her own questions, and eventually, despite the nonstop work of the police department, she finds all the answers.

It's super satisfying how all the dots eventually connect!

2- The Wolf in Winter- John Connolly


The death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous, Maine. Parker is a man driven by compassion, rage, and the desire for vengeance. In him prosperous and its protectors sense a great threat to the town, and in the safe, sheltered inhabitants of a small town in Maine, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet.

In the beginning of the book, the reader may get a bit lost when the writer is still combining all the mini-stories and events. But when that phase is over, it's worth reading every page.

3- The Silent Lady- Catherine Cookson

The woman who presented herself at the offices of a respectable firm of London solicitors was clearly a vagrant. Her clothes were filthy and she seemed unable to speak. When she asked to see the firm's senior partner, Alexander Armstrong, she was at first shown the door. But when he knew her name, all the staff were amazed by his reaction. For Irene Baindor was a woman with a past, and her emergence from obscurity was to signal the unraveling of a mystery concerning her inheritance.


For the Romance Lovers

1- True Believer - Nicholas Sparks

Jermy marsh is a born skeptic and science journalist who specializes in debunking the supernatural. When he hears about ghostly apparitions in a cemetery in Boone Creek, North Carolina, he leaves his beloved new york city for this small, rural town, and what his instincts tell him could make a great story. What he doesn't plan on is meeting and falling in love with Lexie Darnell, who is sure of one thing: her future is here in Boone Creek, close to the people she loves. Now, if the young lovers are to be together, Jeremy must make a difficult choice between living here with her and taking a giant leap of faith or returning to New York.


2- At first sight- Nicholas Sparks

P.S. This book is a sequel to the above one.

Now Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, engaged to the love of his life, Lexie Darnell, and wanting to start his family. But just as everything seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, a mysterious e-mail sets off a chain of events that will test the strength of this love. And as they cope with the doubts, fears, and romance of this newly wed, Jeremy will discover an extraordinary truth: The emotion that breaks your heart is the very one that heals it.


For the Adventure Lovers

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

I left the best for last!

Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and one day he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan isn't really interested( and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant.

It would be an adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory:  Not only has he witnessed the most important events of the 20th century, but he has actually played a key role in them. 

Quirky and unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is now ( since 2014 actually) a major motion picture. You can download and watch it here.


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