Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Lifestyle: Top 4 Favourite Reads



Reading is probably one of my favourite things to do in my spare time. I have read many books throughout the years and I'm continuing to do so, but I thought that I would share my current favourites. You may find something that floats your boat, who knows?!

The first book that I would like to talk about is Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale. I honestly cannot explain how much I love this book. I don't want to give too much away, but I'm going to be explaining the general storyline to you, in case you are interested in having a read yourself. The main character is called Rosie Kenning and when her mother dies from a terrible disease, her world is turned upside down. But, what if she is grieving for a mother that was never hers? What if her whole life, up until now, was all a lie? It's probably one of the most emotional, heartfelt books that I have ever read and I honestly couldn't put it down - it's incredibly gripping! I can't recommend it enough!

My next favourite book is The Look by Sophia Bennett. The main character is called Ted and at the same time as her being offered a job to sign with a modelling agency, her older sister Ava is diagnosed with cancer. What will happen? Will she have to choose between fame and family? Its another emotional read, based around family life and having to make tough decisions.

If you are easily disturbed by sensitive subjects, such as suicide and bullying, then this next recommendation may not be the best book for you. It's probably the most sensitive book out of all of my recommendations, purely because it is centred around a suicide story. I don't really know how to explain the story, so I shall use an extract from an online review, which will hopefully explain it to you. 'Clay Jensen received a parcel in the mail. Inside are seven tapes. When Clay presses `play', he hears a voice he never thought he'd hear again. Hannah Baker. She committed suicide. And those who are sent the tapes had some part in her death. But... it's got to be a joke, right? Some cruel, twisted practical joke. There's no way Clay had anything to do with Hannah's suicide. He barely even knew her... But how can he handle not knowing? So he does as Hannah says. He presses play, and he listens. What he hears will change him. Forever...' You may want a box of tissues for this one and I wouldn't recommend reading it all in one sitting, as it can be quite heavy, but it's an incredible book.

Last but not least, I recommend How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff. This is probably the most old-fashioned book out of all of them, as it is set quite a few years back and it has a war theme to it. The plot is absolutely excellent and it's written in an understandable, clear way. The only issue would be the punctuation, because there is hardly any at all and so it can be hard to understand at times, but you soon get used to it as the story goes on and you find that there is limited punctuation for a reason. It's a moving novel, and it's been a bestseller too, so you know that it's worth the read!

Which book seems the most appealing to you? Have you read any of them before?

Lots of love,

Jade

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