Thursday, 3 July 2014

The Reading List #1


I did English Literature for A Level which although was throughly enjoyable it was also sad because I felt like I had to read to read not read for fun. As a fond watcher of ItsWayPastMyBedtime I was introduced to Goodreads which I started to use to build a list of the books I'd wanted to read. Today I thought I'd bring to you some of the books I plan to read this summer. 

1. And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini 
My favourite book ever is 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' and so obviously I really want to read Hosseini's next book. I actually got my Dad this for christmas and now I've borrowed it to read, although my Dad did say it was more confusing than the previous two books. 

2. Roundabout - Rhiannon Lassiter 
This is a book I don't know much about but my Mum bought it ages ago for me so I think I should finally get round to reading it. 

3. Before I Die - Jenny Downham 
I'm trying to read books that make me look at the world differently, I have read this book before but not in as much depth or detail as I wanted to. I'm a slow reader as I like to read every little bit which I don't feel like I did last time I read this. 

4. The Time of My Life - Cecelia Ahem 
I've started to read this book twice. Once when I was on holiday in Barcelona and once the other month but for some reason I never get fully into it. This book has great reviews and I really am going to perservere and finish it off. 

5. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green 
This is the book I'm currently reading, the great thing about goodreads is you can update which page you're on and give your thoughts so far. I knew the film was coming out and I'm always a book before film kind of girl so obvisouly I had to read this. One thing I love about this book is the writing style, it's so hard to explain but seriously - just. read. it! 

6. Please, Daddy, No - Stuart Howarth 
I picked this book up for £1 in WHSmith ages ago and haven't got round to reading it yet. It's about a boy who is abused by his father and although I'm usually a romantic chick lit reader this sounds really interesting. 

So that's it, if you want to follow me on Goodreads as track my progress click here. I hope you enjoyed this slightly different post and let me know of any books you are wanting to read or recommendations for me. 

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13 comments

  1. ninegrandstudent3 July 2014 at 15:23

    I have tried and failed to read The Time of My Life so many times, just can't get into it! Its so rare for me to finish a book - all others on your list are absolutely wonderful though! x

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  2. Thanks for the suggestions, I love reading during summer !

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  3. I absolutely love this post - books are the best. I can relate so much as I love reading, and I also studied English Literature at A Level (I'm studying it as a degree too!!)

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  4. Antonella_76944 July 2014 at 10:12

    Such a niice picks:)

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  5. I'm exactly the same! Thanks x

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  6. That's okay, hope you enjoy!

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  7. Awh thanks for the lovely comment Carly :) xx

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  8. Loved this post, I've been wanting do something similar, but I think the books I read are pretty boring at the moment haha! Have you read Looking for Alaska by John Green? I think I loved that more than TFIOS!

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    xx

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  9. Love this selection of books, you've got me wanting to read again haha.

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  10. I think I need to read TFIOS before watching the film as well.

    xx

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  11. The Fault in our stars! Good Read. I actually sometimes get book recommendations from the 5th graders at work :) Another favorite is called Out of my mind.

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  12. You should read Looking for Alaska by John Green, it's honestly amazing and they're making a movie about it! X

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