Sunday, 5 August 2018

6 Books You Will Want to Read in a Day.

As mentioned in a previous post, I am transferring my blog posts from the last year (they were on a different site) so here is number 7 of 9! Enjoy!

This was originally posted on 03/08/2017.

It's no secret that I am a bookworm. My love of books goes way back and I've had a book in my hand for as long as I can remember. So in all honesty, I'm not entirely sure why it's taken me so long to incorporate books into my blog. I have done the occasional review or book-related post, but I definitely want to start making it a more regular thing. As you have probably figured out from the title, here are 6 books that you will want to read in a day... at least I did! These are all books that I have read and couldn't put down. You may notice that they are all in the teen/young adult romance kind of genre. This genre is honestly one of my favourites. I love a lot of different genres but I often find that these are the 'I can't put it down' kind of books which I adore. So, I have waffled on enough... I give you 6 books you will want to read in a day!

1. Everything Everything

Everything, Everything

At this point, 'Everything, Everything' is a pretty well-known book and has even been made into a film. So it's apparent that I am not the only fan. I read this book last summer when I was on holiday in Egypt and let me tell you, it is the perfect sit by the pool and read a book. I was thoroughly gripped by this book and the characters and I can't wait to see the film adaption too. 

"Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world.
So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years.
But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddy,
tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her.
Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window,
and suddenly, a door opens.
Maddy is certainly going to fall in love with Olly.
It's almost certainly going to be a disaster."

2. If I Stay

If I Stay

This is also a pretty well-known book which got made into a film. I actually watched the film before discovering the book and honestly, I love them both. There is also a second book to this story (which hasn't been made into a film... yet *please*) and I loved seeing how the characters developed. This is such a gripping story and was just another put I simply could not put down.

"For seventeen-year-old Mia, surrounded by a wonderful family,
friends and a gorgeous boyfriend decisions might seem tough,
but they're all about a future full of music and love,
a future that's brimming with hope.
But life can change in an instant.
A cold February morning ...a snowy road ...
and suddenly all of Mia's choices are gone.
Except one.
As alone as she'll ever be, Mia must make the most difficult choice of all.
Haunting, heartrending and ultimately life-affirming,
If I Stay will make you appreciate all that you have,
all that you've lost - and all that might be."

3. Matched

'Matched' is actually part of the series I am currently reading! I am on book 2/3 and loving it. If you love dystopian society books then you will love this. I know some people find dystopian society books almost repetitive but I honestly love them and I love a series even more. I often find with series you almost grow with the characters and you end up feeling attached to them, which of course makes the end of a book that much more painful... but its worth it.

"On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her Match.
Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life.
Except he's not.
In Cassia's society, Officials decide who people love.
How many children they have.
Where they work. When they die.
But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy,
she is determined to make some choices of her own."

4. Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park

'Eleanor & Park' is actually a book I read a little while ago but I decided to include it because I remember really really liking it. Rainbow Rowell has another book that was quite popular called 'Fangirl' that I believe was in Zoella's book club. So if you ever read that then there is a good chance you'll enjoy this. I think Rainbow Rowell does a good job of writing relatable books that also delve into some more serious issues and I love her style of writing. 

"Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she's never felt more alone.
All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life,
 she couldn't stick out more if she tried.
Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park.
Quiet, careful and - in Eleanor's eyes - impossibly cool,
Park's worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by.
Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes,
Eleanor and Park fall in love.
They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're 16,
and you have nothing and everything to lose."

5. Holding up the universe 

Holding Up the Universe

This book is actually written by Jennifer Niven, the author of 'All the brightplaces'. Now don't kill me but I haven't actually read that yet (I know, I know I'm getting to it) but I know that it has been a massive hit, so if you loved that then you will love this for sure. I love Jennifer Nivens writing style and I adored these characters. I seriously loved this one.

"Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed 'America's Fattest Teen'.
But no one's taken the time to look past her weight to get to see who she really is.
Since her mum's death, she's been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home,
dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief.
Now, Libby's ready: for high school, for new friends, for love,
I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.

Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin too.
Yes, he's got swagger, but he's also mastered the art of fitting in.
What no one knows is that Jack has a secret: he can't recognize faces.
Even his own brothers are strangers to him.
He's the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything,
but he can't understand what's going on with the inner workings of his own brain.
So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don't get too close to anyone.
Until he meets Libby.
When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game which lands them in group counseling,
Libby and Jack are both angry, and then surprised.
Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world - theirs and yours. "

6. Saint Anything
Saint Anything

Now I love Sarah Dessen books with a passion. Every single one of her books I could (and have) read in a day. I am pretty sure they are aimed for an audience a bit younger than I am, but honestly I don't care. Sarah Dessen writes in a way that literally leaves you unable to put the book down.

"Peyton, Sydney's charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family,
receiving the lion's share of their parents' attention and - lately - concern.
When Peyton's increasingly reckless behaviour culminates in an accident,
a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift,
searching for her place in the family and the world.
When everyone else is so worried about Peyton,
is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?
Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlour,
play bluegrass on weekends and pitch in to care for their mother,
who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance.
And here she meets Mac: gentle, watchful, and protective,
who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time."

So, there we have 6 books you will want to read in a day. As a fellow book lover, I love hearing other peoples book recommendations so feel free to leave yours in the comments.

Thanks for reading and I will speak to you soon,

Holly X


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