On the Bookshelf

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Hey everyone, today I want to share with you a few of my favorite books which I've read recently. I've absolutely devoured them and enjoyed reading them so much, so I think they are worth sharing. As I've said numerous times, I am quite a bookworm and I read very regularly, that's why I've been thinking about making this post a regular feature on here and sharing my favorites as I read them :)

Here are a few I've read in the last month and hopefully you'll find some you like as well!


All The Bright Places


I had heard so many reviews about this book before I decided to read it, as everyone was raving about it and telling me how great it was, so I wanted to see what all the fuss is about. And oh my, I was left stunned by it. Every once in a while you read a book that not only makes you think, but changes the way you look at the world, and All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven has done that to me. This book is about two young adults, Violet Markley and Theodore Finch, who meet one day at the top of the bell tower of their school and they both want to jump of it. Violet used to be a popular girl in school and everything was going well for her, but after an unfortunate accident where she lost her older sister, her life changed. As for Theodore Finch, he's a bit of an outcast and everyone call him '' Freak '', because he's a bit different and is also struggling with a troubled  past. That day at the tower,they meet and while talking save each other and after that become very close and as the summary says '' a story about a girl who learns how to live, from a boy who wants to die ''. It may sound a bit morbid when you first hear it, but it is actually so wonderful! The story is beautiful, heartbreaking and as powerful as it is sad. It is honestly one of the most remarkable books I've read in a long time! It's romantic but not a typical love story and it really makes you feel all types of emotion. Another amazing thing about it is that it deals with important issues such as anxiety and depression and friendship and family dynamics. Such an incredible read, but it's so heart-wrenching. To say I've cried when I finished it, would be an understatement! I loved every part and the quotes were so lovely, one of my favorites would be '' You are all the colours in one, at full brightness ''. I would highly recommend this to you, especially if you loved  ''The Fault in Our Stars'', you'll adore this one as well!



Girl Online: On Tour

Moving onto more lighthearted books, I had to include Girl Online On Tour by my favorite Zoella. It is a sequel to Girl Online, and I loved it just as much as the first one, if not even more! The story of Penny and Noah continues and it is more exciting than it was before. This is such an easy read and the story is so adorable and lovely! What I love most about these books is that you can really see Zoe's input in them and how much hard work she has put in them. Also, whenever I read it, I can somehow hear her voice and her saying all of the the lines. Also, I really loved there was more Elliot in this one and his and Penny's friendship is so encouraging and heartwarming. Another amazing thing about it is that there were a lot more characters than in the previous one and their relationships developed throughout the book. Zoe decided to leave this one on a bit of a cliffhanger, so she announced she was writing the third book, I couldn't have been more excited! I already can't wait to read it.  Even if you are not a fan of Zoe, I am sure you'll love Girl Online and Girl Online On Tour, because they tell the incredible and enjoyable coming of age story!



Fangirl


Another book that had a lot of positive buzz around it, so I decided to check it out. When I started it, with the first few pages I already fell in love with it and I couldn't believe why I hadn't read it sooner. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell charmed me with its relatable characters and interesting plot line. It is about two twin sisters Cath and Wren and them going off to college. But there is another add to the story line, Cath is an incredible writer and she is obsessed with the book series Simon Snow ( it is basically a spin on Harry Potter ) and she loves writing fanfiction. When they go off to college, Cath has a hard time letting go of her childhood love and since she is quite introverted and doesn't like going out that much, unlike her sister, she doesn't fit in very well there. That is until she meets Levi who helps her a lot with everything. I feel like this book has so many amazing and complex characters who represent all the highs and lows of life which make us exactly who we are. I could relate to Cath the most, because in a lot of ways we are pretty similar and in some of her words I could hear myself. Another great aspect of this book is that it deals with social anxiety. Also I feel this book would be good inspiration for young aspiring writers, because you can see Cath's writing process and get some advice from it. A must read for me!




Me before you

This one will have you reaching for the tissues! Me before you by JoJo Moyes is in one word astonishing. It tells a brilliant and tear-jerking story of Louisa, a girl in a small town who makes an unlikely bond with a paralyzed man called Will who she's taking care of. It's one of those books which pulls on your heart strings and doesn't leave you feeling disappointed. I wouldn't call myself a romantic, but this book simply moved me. It is so wonderful,deeply emotional as well as heartbreaking, especially the ending, but I won't give you any spoilers. Also, a movie recently came out based on this story which features Emilia Clarke and Sam Claffin, and it is great as well, I loved it just as much as the book.



Finding Audrey

I have been a fan of Sophie Kinsella, ever since the good old Shopoholic days, and when she released this book, which is her first young adult novel, I felt so happy and excited to read it.Audrey is a teenage girl who struggles with anxiety that was cause from the vicious bullies at school. I think this is a very special book that deals with anxiety properly and in the right way. At first I was a bit annoyed with the writing style, because Audrey would say something and then move on to say '' anyway, moving on. that's not important '' and I couldn't really follow up with the story, but it was later sorted out throughout  the book and I ended up really enjoying the chatty style. I really liked Audrey and the way Sophie Kinsella portrayed her in this book. Overall, this is a very heartfelt book and I couldn't recommend it enough to you. It's easy, quick, very cute and educational as well. I cannot wait for more young adult books from Sophie :)




I hope you've enjoyed this list and if you have read any of these books, let me know what you thought of them. What are some of your favorites that you've read recently? Lots of love, M xx

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27 comments

  1. Sounds like you're reading some great books! I've heard Me Before You is a good book and I heard the movie was also good. Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy 4th of July!

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    1. Thank you Pilar, and yes it is really great and you should check it out. Happy 4th of July to you too! xx

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  2. Awesome summer reads :D

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  3. The only ones I haven't read from this list are me before you and finding audrey, but I adore the other ones! All the bright places has become my new obsession! Lovely post <3
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    1. All the bright places is amazing, I am glad you liked it too. I think you would like me before you too. Thank you so much for commenting xx

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  4. Wow, great post! I was looking for some new good read and here they are. I came at the right place !

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    1. Thank you so much Laura, I am really pleased you liked them xx

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  5. Me before you looks like a great choice. I'll be adding that to my to-read. :)

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    1. It really is and you totally should. Thank you so commenting Elizabeth xx

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  6. "All the Bright Places" sounds like such a fantastic read! For a book to give you a change in perspective, it must've been something! I'm looking for a few reads for some upcoming travel and I think I'll have to look into this one! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It is so amazing! I think you would really like it and have a lovely trip! Also thank you for commenting Rina, your blog is lovely :) xx

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  7. I am gonna have to jump on the bandwagon and finally read Me before You, because everyone is talking about it. I've read Finding Audrey and didn't really like it to be honest, but All the bright places made me bawl my eyes out.

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    1. Yes you really should! And about all the bright places, me too, I cried so much. Thank you so much for commenting Mandy, I adore your blog! Xx

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  8. All the Bright Places is the best book ever! I read it because Zoella reccomended it on her book club and I have bought the special edition and I love it! I have not read Me before You, and now I am gonna have to because literally everyone loves it :)

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    1. Lucky you, I wish I had the Zoella book club edition :) xx thank you for commenting Georgina!

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  9. You make me want to read the first book, the last book also seems interesting but I have so many I have to read still XD

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    1. You definitely should read them if you have time. Thank you for commenting xx

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  10. I loved Girl Online and still have not read GOOT and I want to read it so bad!

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    1. You really should, it's amazing! Xx

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  11. I've been debateing whether or not to read Fangirl or not but is sounds like the perfect books for my holiday or to relax with!

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    1. It really is, I think you would enjoy it! Enjoy your holiday Kizzi and thank you for commenting xx

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  12. Great post, I've been looking for some new reading material! I used to love Sophie Kinsella's shopaholic series too, they were so good! :)

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    1. Yes, they were amazing, right? Thank you so much Anoushka xx

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  13. Girl Online On Tour was the cutest, I loved it xx

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    1. Me too, I think I even liked it more than the first one xx

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