Hey guys! Happy Monday! How are you all doing? I know we all share that dreaded Monday blues because our long vacation had finally ended! It was gone too fast! But of course, we knew that last week was a week for penance. And, I hope the holy week did us good. So since, it’s a start of a new week! How about we start some recommendations? The aim of my blog is wanting to share or recommend my favorite books to you guys. I do really hope that some of you had picked up a book because I recommend it or I gave a good review of it. And if you had already done that. Then yay! you made me happy!
So enough of the chitchat! Here are some of my bookish recommendations!
(I’m sorry. I’ve been loving my Instagram theme lately. The map really adds color to my photos. *hides*)
First up is! I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson! I read this last year and it’s my favorite book up until today. I don’t know if you have read anything by Jandy Nelson yet. But if you haven’t, I suggest that you start with reading this book. What I love about this book is even though there are two point of views and even though they are happening in a different time period. You would still be able to grasp it and connect with Jude and Noah. Also, it just doesn’t tackle about family or love or friends. It’s also about pushing yourself further, grief, art and many more. This book was what I needed last year. You might get a little confused on the “picture this” points of the book because it’s kind of weird but I think if you’ll get the paperback copy it has illustrations (?) I really don’t know. But yeah, give this book a try!
Next up is The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski! I don’t read a lot of dystopian YA novels because I feel like that the atmosphere is the same every book. I bought this book out of impulse because I’m a sucker for girls wearing gowns on the cover. I thought this book will be the usual damsel-in-distress kind of a main character. But, of course, I was wrong! This book has a badass MC and the love interest is not your typical boy. I also loved how it was not insta-lovish and it really took time to develop. Also, there are action-packed scenes that will keep you reading until you’re on the last page. This is a trilogy by the way and the last book was released two days ago.
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall is a hilarious books. Do you ever feel that you are in need of a light and fluffy book but you don’t know what to pick up? Well, I’ll recommend this book. It has 14 different POVs BUT it totally works! Basically this book is about having two people see that they are meant for each other. It’s really funny considering there is also a POV of a squirrel and a bench. So if you want an easy read, try picking this up!
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is in my to read books before I die. It didn’t disappoint and it was all I ever wanted. It was raw and it didn’t sugar coat anything about the illness. I just read this last month and it still left me feeling a little empty inside whenever I think of it. I will not classify this book as a light read because I want you guys to understand what the books wants to convey. So if you want to learn about a certain kind of mental illness, pick this book up!
The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase is a cover buy book. Yes, also bought it out of impulse. But thank the stars because I actually liked it. This is a second-chance of romance kind of a book. And I liked it because well the MC is an architect and I love the architectural references it has. It’s a light book and it didn’t just circle around romances. This is a heartwarming novel and of course it will take you back to your “what if” moments. Also, I got this book because of this line!
Every woman has one. That name you Google in two o’clock in the morning.
If you have been following me on Instagram you would know that I LOVE GREEK RETELLINGS. And to be more specific, I LOVE PERSEPHONE RETELLINGS. My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling is a Persephone retelling. It’s a funny book with a lot of sassy-ness. I love how the author turned this retelling in to a YA context. Personally, I just loved the first and second book. The last book was kind of “meh” but yeah it was a fun read.
All The Truth in Me by Julie Berry is a powerful read because it’s about a girl who lost her voice in their society. This is a mystery-thriller book and there were a lot of puzzle that needs answering but don’t worry it will all get answered in the last pages.
The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco. The Grudge + The Exorcist + The Ring combined. Plus, you may or may not have creepy encounter/s after you read this book! Awesome right? Now, go read it! ❤
The Selection by Kiera Cass. Why is it in here? Because I love princess stories. Please don’t judge me for that. *hides* But, this book will make you keep on reading until the last book. I dislike the MC because she is so indecisive and whiny and everything. She is just a pain to read but I can’t stop reading. I won’t push you to read this BUT princesses! I know you dreamed of being one too. SO READ IT. Hihihihi
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine. Imagine a life where you can’t own books. And the government which is the library will dictate what you can or can not read. Yes, this is a book lovers nightmare. You’ll enjoy this!
And finally, Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase. It’s just like The Princess Diaries but compressed in to one novel. I’m really a sucker for royal-themed books, But this an easy ready and you’ll love Samantha. If you want to read a princess-typed of book but you don’t want to read The Selection Series. Read this instead.
And that concludes my recommendations for today! I may do it again but I don’t want to set a day for it because I suck at keeping a schedule. But, I’ll definitely do it again soon!
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I enjoyed this book. My friends enjoyed this book. And I hope you will too!
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