Well originally I was going to use The Hunger Games Trilogy for this day, but as that ship has sailed far past the area of twelve months, I guess I will be thinking again! Although this year started slowly in terms of reading due to settling into University, I have sure been making up for that this summer by racing through many books! I’m happy to say there have also been a few five stars handed out in my reviews which I love being able to do because it doesn’t happen often. 😀 Within the last twelve months I have given out five five stars, (ohh how poetic) and that’s pretty good going for me. But how an earth do I pick which of these elite is my favourite?
I can’t, I just can’t!
They can’t be compared, they are all completely different genre’s with polar opposite characters and I don’t see how it is possible to choose. So instead I will mention all of them. 🙂
Now today I am going to be very lazy blogger, I hope you will forgive me! I don’t really see the point in reiterating all the things I have said about these books before, so instead I am going to give you a few excerpts of my reviews and point you in the direction of them. Besides, Becky needs a blogging break, she is frazzled! 😛
So here they are in no particular order:
‘You know when something is just sooooo good and you want to throw your arms up, squeal and unrecognizable words just tumble out of your mouth that vaguely resemble vowels? 🙂 If you guys were here right now I would be stuffing this book in your face until you agreed to take it. I never thought I would love a non-fiction book, let alone a writing one!’
‘I can’t recommend this book enough it’s such a compelling read and in my opinion, vital to anyone who is serious about wanting a career in writing.’
‘This book is great because you can pick it up whether you are a beginner or have been writing for years as it is accessible and at a level where anyone can understand it. It is useful in so many ways, not only technically in terms of writing, and it really is great technically, but also as a muse. On Writing is so inspiring and really gets you motivated, King’s cut out the bullshit and get to it mentality is exactly what most of us procrastinators need!’
You can find my review of On Writing here.
‘This book takes escapism to a whole new level! Ridiculously unrealistic yet fabulously entertaining. Like. Candy. To. A. Baby. SERIOUSLY.’
‘The plot taps into every females suppressed dreams and secret desires (Many of which I didn’t even realise I had!) from having an endless money resource, someone acting as your own personal shopper giving you amazing new clothes, makeup and accessories that transform you from bland to grand. Multiple guys hitting on you at once and an automatic friendship group.’
‘For the record, you are witnessing history here! I have never given a chick-lit book five stars, and I didn’t think that I ever would! Now I have to eat my words. :P’
You can peek at my review of I Heart New York here. I also gave the second book a four stars and the third another five star! 🙂
‘One boy’s journey of self discovery packed to the brim with some of the most memorable characters I have ever come across.’
‘It is difficult to sum up what Great Expectations is about, it has so many layers and I’m positive that you would get something different out of it with each reading. It covers class struggles, the definition of love, obsession, poverty, ambition, revenge etc. and each time I felt I was about to pinpoint Dickens key message something else monumental would happen to change my mind completely.’
‘This book took me on a massive journey, and I feel like I’ve walked a thousand miles just by reading it.’
Check out my review of Great Expectations here!
‘This book ripped my heart up into pieces and then put it back together again.’
‘The emotion in this book hit me like a tidal wave, somehow Dessen got me screaming about the unfairness of human nature and reveling in its beauty at the same time. I wasn’t expecting to be quite so blown away!’
‘Just Listen pushes the boundaries, making the reader think and question how they live their everyday lives. While Annabel is not a kickass heroine like Katniss Everdeen, Lisbeth Salander or Elena Michaels she shows her strength in less obvious ways that are far more realistic.’
Pop on over to my review of Just Listen here.
Sorry for the lackluster post today guys!
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