Summer is just around the corner and, although I’m not much of a seasonal reader, there are some types of books that I tend to read during the hottest season. For no particular reason other than that I associate them with past holidays, I’m more inclined to read fantasy, adventure and funny books during summer. Below are some of the books that I plan to pick up throughout the following months. The weather has been extremely erratic in Portugal (it has been awfully cloudy and much cooler than usual), but I can already imagine myself reading these while the sun shines on a blue sky!
The Man Who Spoke Snakish by Andrus Kivirahk
Seeing that this is a book about the arrival of outsiders into a forest full of ancient traditions, myths and legends, I believe that it must have at least some fantasy or magical realism undertones. I’m not really sure what to expect from it, though, since I had never heard of this book before searching for Estonian authors online.
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
I don’t know much about the plot of this book by the Swedish author Jonas Jonasson, but I’ve heard that it features quite a few funny moments. According to the blurb, it follows Nombeko Mayeki, who is on the run from a secret service.
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
Arthur Conan Doyle is most famous for his iconic character Sherlock Holmes, but he also wrote about dinosaurs. The Lost World served as inspiration for the film Jurassic Park and follows four explorers who discover a lost prehistoric world in South America.
Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan
Last summer, I read the first two books in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series. This year, I plan to read the third one, Voyage of the Basilisk, and continue to follow the adventures of Lady Trent, a famous and respected dragon naturalist.
I’ll definitely read more books than the ones mentioned above during the following months. However, these four are the ones that I most associate with summer.
Are there any types of books that you like to read during summer? Tell me in the comments!