Book Recommendations #1

Hello Everyone! Here are some books that I have recently finished reading! I highly recommend that you go and pick these books up!photo-5-2

1.The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald: If you haven’t read this book yet, you are truly missing out. This is an absolute MUST read and a timeless classic. It was my second time reading it, nevertheless, it was still as powerful and impacted me as much as the first time I read it. I wont get into too much detail about the plot, but It was published in the 20’s ( as well as being set in the 20’s amongst it’s jazz age parties. ) I personally enjoyed reading this story because of the relationship between the narrator and the main character. This book will stay with you and you will want to re-read it right after you finish it.

2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: This story had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through! It is such an intriguing thriller. This book isn’t only written with great skill but it also includes some more serious topics such as alcoholism. I personally loved the whole concept of the story, it was like nothing I had ever read before! I think that for these sorts of books its best to go in it with out any prior knowledge! There should also be a movie out /coming out soon based on the novel in case you aren’t the biggest bookworm. (note: I have mixed emotions about movies based on books, sometimes I think they can really mess things up!)

3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: This is a novel about two boys who grow up in Afghanistan. They are different yet very similar to each other. It is an historical novel and a contemporary classic. I have never read a book quiet like this one! This is a very strong and powerful story! I read it at the beach and I couldn’t put it down, I finished it in 2 days! I was transported into another world, I forgot everything that was going on in my life I. JUST. READ!

4. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher: After a girl commits suicide, a boy recives tapes with the 13 reasons why she killed herself. From the moment I began reading it I couldn’t stop thinking about the story: when I was in line at the super market- I was thinking about it, when I was getting my hair washed at the salon- I was thinking about it. Words can be very very powerful. Another very cool thing about this, is that it comes with a website where you can actually listen to the tapes yourself as you read along! This really enhances the reading experience!

Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books!  What were your thoughts on them? Thanks for reading! xox

xx Chiara

19 thoughts on “Book Recommendations #1

  1. jadeslemonade says:

    Great post! I recently went to see Girl on the Train, without having read it and I thought the film was amazing. I loved the storyline, but I am now wondering whether to read the book or not, as it might be less impressive now that I know the ending 😦

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  2. amixedbag says:

    I think we may have similar tastes in books. Loved the Kite Runner. I also read his other book – A Thousand Splendid Suns which is also highly recommended. If you like The Girl on The Train, check out Gone Girl. I found the suspense and twists in Gone Girl amazing.

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