All About Books

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Bookworms of the world unite! Hey guys, today I am back with another installment of the All About series (you can read the other ones I did: All About MoviesAll About Autumn and All About Converse)! This one is about one of my all time favorite topics and that is... books! '' A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only one '' says a quote from my favorite TV and book series Game of Thrones and I couldn't agree more with it. I have always enjoyed reading, ever since I was a little girl and my mom would read fairytales to me before bedtime. I just love books, I love that moment when you open one and sink into it. You can escape from the world into a story that's way more interesting than yours will ever be. I believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book and as Stephen King says books are a uniquely portable magic. I love the fact that as we lose ourselves in books, we find ourselves in them too. I have always, as I've said, had a great love for books so I decided to share it with you. Picking out my favorites just wasn't doable so I split lots of the ones I love in a few categories, so I hope you'll find some you like and get inspired to read. Pick out an evening or whenever you have some free time and grab a book and a cup of tea or coffee or hot chocolate even and just let it take you into a whole new wonderful world.

Easy reads/Feel good books

First up I wanted to mention some of my favorite easy to read books which will make you feel good and happy once you've finished them and will leave you with a huge grin on your face. Here they are:

Girl Online and Girl Online On Tour by my favorite Zoella aka Zoe Sugg. When I first heard Zoe was releasing a book I couldn't have been more excited and happy for her and once she released a sequel it was even better. If you haven't already read them, which I highly doubt, you need to do it know. The way it is written is so beautiful and the main character Penny is very relatable and her story is so similar to many other teenager's. It also covers important topics such as anxiety, friendship, family dynamics and lots more. 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! These ones were incredible and I cannot wait for the third one Girl Online Going Solo which comes out in a few days and you be sure I'll be getting my hands on it!

Fangirl by Raindow Rowell is 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 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!

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella. 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.

As I've mentioned Sophie Kinsella there is also her '' The Secret Dreamworld of A Shopaholic '' which is an absolute feel good classic . It is the first book of the very popular book series and it is surely one of my faves. Funny, hilarious and awesome, this chick-flick novel tells the story of Rebecca Bloomwood who is a shopaholic and isn't afraid to admit it! A perfect summer read and totally relatable story which will make you smile. Also check out other books of this series as they are also amazing!

Prepare the tissues!

If you plan to read any of these books, you better prepare tissues. Tear-jerking, heart-breaking and at the same time warming and sweet books which will not leave you feeling dissapointed

One of my absolute favorites which I am sure you have all heard of and loved is '' The Fault In Our Stars '' by the amazing John Green. Such a sad, heart-breaking book which will not leave you dry-eyed. It is about a girl called Hazel Grace who suffers with cancer and a boy Augustus Waters who is a cancer survivor. Their love will break you heart, but also make you feel warm inside while you read about two teenagers suffering from a terminal disease, but still love with all their hearts. The book is filled with beautiful quotes and a few of my favorites are: " The world is not a wish-granting factory '' and '' Some infinities are bigger than other infinities ''. I would a hundred percent recommend this book to you, but as I've said you'll be needing tissues!

- If you asked me what my favorite book of all time, my first instict response would be '' Perks of being a wallflower '' by Stephen Chbosky  Heart-wrenching, tear-jerking and incredibly sad at the same time as being  funny and relatable, it has everything I love in a book. It tells the story of Charlie who is a freshman in high school and whose best friend committed suicide. We learn a lot about Charlie through his letters which is the way the book is written and I couldn't love it more. I felt a lot like Charlie in many situations in my life and I have loved reading his stories and him meeting new friends and handling life in school. This is also a popular film which features, among other great actors, Emma Watson one of my favorite actresses. A must read for me!

Another book by John Green called '' Looking for Alaska '' is another ultimate cry worthy. When I first started reading it, I thought it was going to be an adventure book but it is so much more and deeper than that. The main character Q is a bit of a geek and is obsessed with last words of famous people and as he goes to college he meets Alaska a cool girl who is a bookworm but adventurous and fun as well. The ending shocked me and I was left in tears! I would suggest you read '' Looking for Alaska '' because I am sure you will love it just as much as I did.

And I have to include my current absolute favorite and that is All The Bright Places by Jennifer NivenI 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!

Must reads!

And finally, because I've rambled for far too long, I give you my list of must reads. This is in no particular order, just lots of books that have had an impact on me and which I think you should really give a go (if you haven't already). Here they are:

1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

2. Game of thrones series by George RR Martin

3. Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

5. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

6. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

7. The Cather in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

8. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

9. Me before you by JoJo Mojes

10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

11. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

12. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

13. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

14. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

15. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

That's it! I hope you have enjoyed this post and I haven't bored you because it is a bit too long, I'll admit, but that's just my love for books. Let me know if you have read any of these or if you plan on reading them and what is your favorite book of all time? If you have any suggestions on what I should read next, please leave them in the comments, because I am always looking for a new book to read. Until next time! Lots of love, M xx

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  1. I know you're a real bookworm! ^^ Your collection is huge and I love it x

  2. From your must reads I just agree few. Because Me Before you is very meh in my opinion. Very interesting selection. TFIOS is pretty sad I am a booklover too xD
    Great post

    1. Everyone has their different opinions I guess and that's great. Thank you :) xx

  3. I loved this post, I'm a huge bookworm and I've just started the Harry Potter series as an adult haha.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

    1. Yay, that's amazing, it's never too late to start loving Harry Potter <3

  4. I like reading too. I decided to add Harry Potter in my "Must-read" for next year cause I'm still strugleling with 2016's reading achievement. That was a great post :-)

    Have a great sunday
    Vettae from So Frenchy Gal

    1. You definitely should because you will surely enjoy it! Thank you dear :) x

  5. This collection is amazing, you are just like my elder brother he's such a book worm. Thanks for sharing these books, I might just check them out.

  6. This collection is amazing, you are just like my elder brother he's such a book worm. Thanks for sharing these books, I might just check them out.

  7. Great post and fabulous suggestions!

    Gemma x

  8. Great suggestions dear, love it as always XX

  9. Amazing, I am a Potterhead until the very end! XX

  10. Great post, these book reccomendations are incredible! XX


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