Top 10 Summer Reads 2019 (senior)

1. Factfulness by Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling is a Swedish professor who in this book, takes you through ten reasons why the world isn’t as bad as you might think. This is an uplifting book focusing on changing the way that we view news, the world and ourselves.

2. How to be Right in a World Gone Wrong by James O’Brien

In this book, James O’Brien takes us through his career as a radio broadcaster and journalist. He talks about everything from Brexit to Trump in anew and refreshing way. His humour and experience shines through in this opinionated novel.

3. We’ll Always Have Paris by Ray Bradbury

Another amazing collection of short stories from Ray Bradbury. If you are a fan of science fiction and existentialism, this is the book for you.

4. Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshell

In this book award winning journalist Tim Marshell examines the differences between countries and the relation of geography to many of our nations problems. Drawing new and interesting conclusions, this book is a must read.

5. When The Curtain Falls by Carrie Hope Fletcher

Everyone loves a good chicklet every now and then, and this book definitely fills that criteria. A story about two lovers, a theatre and the ghosts that live there. This book is gripping and romantic, a great choice for a summer read.

6. Music, Love, Drugs, War by Geraldine Quigley

A book set in Derry in 1981 follows a group on teenagers. Trying to ignore the horrors of society and their lives these teenagers find themselves figuring it out on their own amongst beer, weed and romance.

7. Normal People by Sally Rooney

A book set in Ireland explores the complexity of romance and life in young adults lives. Following Connell and Marianne as they both try to figure out their lives, their love for each other and the rest of the world.

8. Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin

As the TV series comes to an end, there was never a better time to catch up with this classic series. A fantasy book set in the mythical last of Westeros dealing with medieval politics and dragons, what more do you want?

9. Killing Floor by Lee Child

“Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Jack knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.” – taken from Goodreads

I tried to think of a better description for this book, but I couldn’t as this one describes it perfectly.

10. The Dry by Jane Harper

This murder mystery book by award winning author Jane Harper is a guaranteed page turner. A book about secrets, strange killings and solving the mystery, definitely a good summer read.


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