The summer holiday is a great time to catch up on some reading. Relaxing outside in the cool shade on a hot day with a book is one of life’s great pleasures. We’ve looked at some of the best new book releases and found the four books you can’t live without this summer.
One of the best ways to enjoy your holiday reading on your balcony is while relaxing on an outdoor daybed. Terrace Living’s Palam daybed is a long-lasting and comfortable addition to any balcony and will make your reading a joy.
Grab some iced tea and head to your balcony for a relaxing read of any (or all) of these books:
Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson
Apple founder Steve Jobs was a visionary, a man who completely changed the way we look at technology and how we integrate it into our daily lives. Famous for leading Apple to become the world’s most valuable company and spearheading the development of iconic gadgets such as the iPod and iPhone, Jobs was a man of extraordinary talent. This biography was released following his death earlier this year and is essential reading for any gadget fan.
The Last Sushi by Zapiro
Local cartoonist Zapiro has earned a reputation for not pulling punches in his satirical cartoons about everyday South African life. Here he again puts his unique perspective on some of the main figures and events in recent South African history. It’s a great way to laugh a little about this crazy place we call home and should be required reading for everyone.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The star of Jeff Kinney’s 2007 book is Greg Heffley, a youngster who in his own words is “stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons.” At once painfully funny and incredibly personal, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a stark reminder of the seemingly insurmountable challenges you face while growing up. The book was adapted to film in 2010 and a sequel, Rodrick Rules, has been released.
The Litigators by John Grisham
No summer holiday is complete without a John Grisham novel. The master of courtroom suspense does it again with this scorcher of a tale. The partners at law firm Finley & Figg are running a two-bit operation, always looking for their big break. That is until recently unemployed hotshot lawyer David Zinc stumbles into their offices looking for a job, a job that soon leads to a huge class action law suit against a pharmaceutical firm. This is the big break the partners have been looking for – but is it too good to be true? The Litigators is a riveting read that will remind you why Grisham is one of America’s favourite storytellers.