Collecting books. It is something I cannot help myself from doing. I see a pretty book, I take it home! Now, I am a slow reader, but I love reading nonetheless, especially during the spring and summer time: taking your books with you as you go to the park. Today I would like to share with you the “BEST BOOKS EVER”! Nah, just my favorites.
By Lauren Kate
This is actually the first book that got me into reading. I’ve always hated reading since we had to finish our books quickly in elementary school and I was just really, really slow (like really). But halfway through highschool I found myself browsing through some young adult fantasy books and ended up buying Fallen by Lauren Kate. I took it to school with me EVERY single day. This is such a nostalgic book for me, and even though I rarely read the angsty young adult books with vampires and stuff anymore, this one will forever have a special place in my heart.
An awkward love story
By Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
This book is actually the last one I finished reading. I bought it on a whim when visiting the bookstore, and it ended up being one of the best purchases! It is just such a funny book that had me laughing the whole way reading through it! It is so cute and relatable, and I love the fact how it was written. There are two authors, and they each have their own character that they write. Tom Ellen writes the parts of the boy and Lucy Ivison writes parts of the girl her life. There are many, many, many awkard moments, leaving you with a feeling of vicarious shame from time to time!
The madwoman upstairs
By Catherine Lowell
On our last day in Paris, my friends and I decided to visit this absolutely amazing bookstore: Shakespeare and company. And even though I was almost through my money, I ended up buying two books (which both received official stamps from the store!). An amazingly illustrated version of the first Sherlock Holmes case and The madwoman upstairs. I don’t think I’ve ever finished a book that fast! I read it the whole bus trip from Paris to Maastricht and the days after, not being able to put it down! It has suspense, mystery, and such an amazing main character that is just so relatable and funny!
A darker shade of magic
By V.A. Schwab
Now I have yet to finish this book, but the way it is written and themes are so amazing! It feels like a young adult fantasy book, but with a more mature feel to it. It has magic, suspense, and an absolutely amazing world. Seriously, the way Victoria Schwab built all the different places is just perfect. I also have a few friends that are absolutely smitten with the book, so definitely check this one out if you’re looking for a new series!
I also bought two new books (they are both about memory for some reason). One is an English crime called “Mister Memory” by Marcus Sedgwick, about a man who remembers every little detail of his life and murder mystery. And the other one is a young adult book called “The One memory of Flora Banks” by Emily Barr. It is about a girl who has amnesia and forgets everything, day after day, until.. this one boy comes around! I love cheesy romantic books when they have a little bit of an edge, so I hope this one won’t disappoint!
Do you guys read too? If so, what are your favorite books? And did you already know the one’s I listed here? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!