Top Summer Reads at National Bookstore

Look forward to lazy afternoons at home or breezy mornings at the beach with only the best summertime book finds at National Bookstore in SM City Baliwag.


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Set in Nazi Germany, witness the life of Liesel Meminger, a nine-year old girl who lives with a foster family during the World War II. Get a glimpse of her day-to-day struggles with stealing as her means to live. This is, until she discovers the beauty of literature and its ability to feed the soul.

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Waley - Flip through the pages of an inspiring book which shows the extraordinary miracle of second chances. Be absorbed in the story of Cullen Witter and his rollercoaster ride through a summer full of struggles on love, family and adulthood. The plot gets more interesting as the story of a young missionary from Africa and his search for meaning amidst a crisis of faith gets entwined with Cullen’s present dilemma.

Ms. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs -  In the mood for a thrilling read? Get hold of Ransom Riggs’ debut novel and its unique pages filled with photographs to guide its readers on an adventure-filled journey into a breathtaking fantasy. Join sixteen-year-old Jacob and his discovery of Ms. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and the spine-tingling mystery that grips its place and its settlers.


Mercury in retrograde by Paula Froelich - Get into the world of three very different women who were brought by fate only to discover that bad things are meant to happen for a reason… and in their case, it’s for the best. Share the dilemmas of modern day women in the characters of Penelope Mercury, a fearless reporter who after a disastrous day was fired, Lena Lipp, a socialite and a top editor at a high fashion magazine and Dana Gluck, a workaholic lawyer whose husband left her for an exchanged student.

Looking for Alaska by John Green - From the best-selling book, The Fault in our stars, comes another touching novel from the passionate storyteller that is John Green. Looking for Alaska’s lead character, Miles “Pudge” Halter was whisked away from his utterly boring life and was unexpectedly taken into Alaska Young’s exciting world. Delight in the nostalgic feeling this compelling story of unconditional love brings.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner - A perfect read while relaxing under the sun, this young adult sci-fi adventure takes its readers into the world of Thomas, a boy who suddenly wakes up in a lift and finds himself surrounded by teenage boys aptly called, “Gladers”. They were trapped inside the massive stone walls where they need to face the everyday challenges just to survive. Will Thomas ever makehis way out of the maze? Be thrilled and as he also gets a special surprise from the only girl who was sent up in the Glade.


The summer I turned pretty by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski - Sit on a bench and enjoy the breeze in the park with this lovely book in hand. Also known as “The Summer Series”, this book tells the story of a teenage girl names, Belly Conklin and her summer adventures being spent at the beach house. She believes that everything good and magical takes place in the months of June and August. Revel in that laidback feel as you join Belly in one unforgettable summer experience.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne - End your afternoon walk at the park with a flip of a page from John Boyne’s best-selling work. This book portrays the story of a 9-year-old boy who develops a friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence. Set during the World War II, Bruno discovers the startling consequences of the forbidden ties with the boy whose life is very different from his own.