Finding a good book to read can be hard, particularly when you have absolutely no idea what you want to read. So for 2017 I have decided to compile a list a books I always say I want to read but just never get round to it.
- Girl Online: Going Solo – Zoë Sugg
After completing the first two which I loved, I have been dying to get my hands on the last book in the trilogy. The girl online series is full of drama, romance and lots of blogging. It’s a full out chick book and a really good light read to get your mind off of your own drama and onto Penny’s – the main character.
- The Giver – Lois Lowry
After watching the movie, I fell in love with this plot line. This sci-fi post-apocalyptic world is very different than that of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner. In this world, society seems to be thriving and we start our journey with a young adult Jonas. Who is about to be chosen for the most secret job of all. One in which the rules of this ordered society do not apply to him.
- The perks of being a wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
Okay with this one I’m going to have to be honest with you, I know pretty much know nothing about. I know it’s about a high school boy who likes writing. I know there is a girl (there always is). And I know is supposed to be the most amazing book you will ever read. I haven’t even seen the movie. I just feel I need to read it to see what all the rave is about.
- To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
To kill a Mockingbird is said to be a literature phenomenon. Harper Lee always said it was a simple story but critics say that this work of art takes us to the roots of human nature. Basically, it’s a must for any living breathing person who can read and won’t go be disgusted by kissing. A must I have had yet the privilege of reading
- Looking for Alaska – John Green
This is the last book I need to read to complete my John Green collection. It was initially the first work of John Green’s I was going to read but when fault in our stars became a phenomenon, I started with that and slowly worked my way through the collection. This is a tale of the “great perhaps” as referred to in the book and as in true John Green style – most likely a love story.
- Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
This is an all-time classic, one I have been told to read multiply times. This beautiful story of love, betrayal, friendship and tragedy is one of the original stories that youth of today so often ignore. This work of art is one I have been just dying to get my hands on.
- The curious Incident of the dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
This a book I have developed a great interest for after reading a short extract and beginning to love the style of writing. This book is about a teenage boy with autism (although it is never stated). He knows about everything except when it comes to human emotions. When his neighbour’s dog goes missing, he decides to investigate in a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ style.
- Jojo Moyes
1. After you
After finishing Me before You, I decide to catch my breath a bit before reading the sequel to this amazing book. Now after a few months of wait, I have decided to finish this series once and for all.
2. The girl you left behind
This is a story of a women – Sophie – who gets left behind by her artist husband who goes to war and when the Germans take over his old town, his portrait of his wife stirs the heart of the local Kommandant.
Centuries later the painting is found and two women are joined by their drive to fight for the thing they love.
This is my rather long list of books I would love to read. If you have any recommendations of books you loved or something you would like to read, just let me know in the comments down below and we can chat.