The summertime is when I get most of my reading done and since we are now settled into the season I asked my step-mum, who is an English teacher, what she would reccommend. I love to read a variety of books and I love classics, recently I have enjoyed some more modern American classics, such as On The Road, which I read last year and so this year I thought I’d try some more. Sadly, none of my reading will take place on a beach as I have not got a single holiday booked but here are nine titles I plan on working my way through, hopefully in the garden with some sunshine:

Into the Wild – Jon Khakauer
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
Red Dragon – Thomas Harris
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling
The 39 Steps – John Buchan
Enduring Love – Ian McEwan

I am particularly looking forward to reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Into the Wild and Red Dragon. I have previously seen the films and really enjoyed them, which I am hoping means I will like the books even more (I tend to prefer books to the film adaptations). What are you planning on reading this summer?