Top 5 books for summer reading 2024

It’s officially summer, which means the living is easy, days are stretching out, and you’ve got sunshine hours to do whatever you want. Whether you’re lounging by the beach, relaxing in your backyard, or seeking comfort in an air-conditioned room, the right book can transport you to another world. Here is our 2024 summer reading list.
Summer reading

1Summer reading

You Are Here by David Nicholls

The story follows Marnie and Michael as they are thrown together on an ill-fated walking holiday in the Lake District. It is all about loneliness and love in early middle-age. Always on the cusp of laughter and tears, the reader is with them every step of the way. Make sure it’s in your backpack.

Margo's Got Money Troubles by Rufi Thorpe

A bold, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartwarming story about one young woman’s attempt to navigate adulthood, new motherhood, and her meager bank account in our increasingly online world. She even start an OnlyFans as an experiment ... Ideal book to read on a beach vacation.

All Fours by Miranda July

All Fours follows its 45-year-old protagonist as she leaves her child and husband behind for a road trip from her home in LA to New York. Barely 20 miles in, she catches sight of a hot young guy on a garage forecourt and books into a shabby roadside motel, where she embarks on a very different kind of journey ...

All the Colors of the Dark by Chris Whitaker

This is a missing person mystery, a serial killer thriller, and a love story with a unique twist. Happening in 1975 when the Vietnam War is ending and when in the smalltown of Monta Clare, Missouri, girls are disappearing. When the daughter of a wealthy family is targeted, the story becomes complicated ...

How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen by David Brooks

If you want to know a person, what kind of attention should you cast on them? What kind of conversations should you have? What parts of a person’s story should you pay attention to? This is a practical, heartfelt guide to the art of truly knowing another person in order to foster deeper connections at home, at work, and throughout our lives.

Summer is the perfect opportunity to take time to indulge in the inspiring stories of the books mentioned above. There are also interesting stories waiting for you in the books we recommended for your summer reading last year. Don't forget that books are also great company during the GoOpti ride to the airport. If you haven't booked it yet, do so as soon as possible.

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