So...I want to ask you something! ^.^
I love books. And I read a lot....such as this last week I've already read 7 books! (Well I have to time now I don't have studies and work is only twice a week....sigh)
I want to ask...what are your favourite books and do you have any recommendations?
Obviously favourites are hard to choose, better to say what do you recommend first to someone, Only recently have I noticed that when I go on amazon...I'm looping in the same circles! I want fresh ideas! I am the only person in my small group of friends who reads on a regular basis, one of them hasn't read a book in years! Although I managed to get her to read half a page of a book xD
I'm always buying books, I'd rather buy them in a shop rather than online but there is only 1 shop where I live that sells more than 1 wall of books! I know one of the guys who works there and he believes I have about 8 shelves of books from how often I'm there!
As I am asking for recommendations...I will give some too!! I generally read sci-fi/fantasy novels, often dipping into YA because I am a child at heart...so lets see how interesting this is!
1. Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
This book.....I love this, I've reread it multiple times and have his second book sat on my desk waiting to be read! It's my go to book for everyone! Girl, Boy, young, old...It's great! It's obviously suitable for this era with the gaming theme but it includes a boat load of 80's pop culture! Just read it!
2. Mind Games - Teri Terry
I did say I like this genre of books....I originally picked this book up by mistake believing it to be another book thats on my TBR but I'm so glad I did! Again, theres the technology vibe but with a lot of mysterious features. I cried at a point in this book! I just think this was incredible and can't wait to read the rest of Terrys other series (have read the first book in the Slated series)
3. The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken
I will argue that this is one of my favourite trilogies! This branches more into the the YA route but is a fantastic read! It follows a group of teens who are just trying to live in a world (America) that's afraid of children as they have developed 'abilities'. Kids are taken from a young age and kept in camps. The protagonist is then broken out and chaos ensues. This is such a great read, again I've read this multiple times and laughed and cried everytime! I stand by that YOU MUST READ THIS SERIES
4. Feed - Mira Grant
Feed is a zombie apocalypse book...but not so much focused on the action! I love my zombies but I love the way this books involves them. Here, the breakout happened years ago and they have learned to live with the danger through large amounts of testing and safety measures. However, more than an action book this has a heavy focus on politics. We follow a team of young reporters who have been invited to join and report a campaign (major news businesses died out and everyone follows online blogs etc) and with the way the world is there is a fight for the position that will get dirty. It's a fantastic book that isn't mindlessly about a zombie attack! Although I still don't like how the series ended
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
With all of the hype around Go Set A Watchman (which is sat on my bedside table...) I forget how many people haven't read the original book! I know I wouldn't have read the book if it wasn't for school! It's not something I would pick up and read without someone telling me its good! I adore the book and the way it touches themes, the characters are well developed and the storyline is great! They're developed enough that for an english assessment we had to create a monologue as one of the characters! I took the easy route and went for Miss Stephanie the town gossip and just nattered xD Even so, great book!!
I think I'll leave it there for now....Although I will say for a girlier read...go for Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell....wasn't overhyped