Books (I)

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This is a blog post about books, (shock). Since January I’ve found myself reading more than ever as I find it a better escape than anything else. I loved reading as a child, but I think it was somewhat easier as my books were usually chosen for me, or given to me as a gift. Now, I find choosing a book exceedingly difficult. There’s something mad disheartening about spending a week reading an actual pile of wank book, SO, in the hope that you don’t have to put up with book jizz, I figured I’d do a little round up of my favourite books so far this year.

  • ‘The Fourteenth Letter’ by Claire Evans:
    A mystery/thriller that I could not put down. At the start, the characters are all given individually but throughout the book, as the mystery unravels, their paths become intertwined. Highly recommend if you love a good, ‘I CAN’T GUESS WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN’, book.
  • ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair’ by Joel Dicker:
    Girl, when I tell you plot twist, understand that this book has plot twists on crack. Another murder mystery type book, with a low key love story sprinkled in there, you will not see the twists and turns in the road until you crash into them. Quite a long book but definitely worth every minute. This is probably the best book I’ve read all year.
  • ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ by Khaled Hosseini:
    I mentioned this book in my last blog post. This book is about the lives of 2 women, (and probably representative of many woman at the time), living in Afghanistan during all the hardships faced in recent years. I find emotions and feelings are massively heightened when reading a book, so I found this an incredibly tough read emotionally, however, it’s so incredibly well written and speaks volumes about female resilience.
  • ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ by Kevin Kwan:
    After reading A Thousand Splendid Suns, I needed a happier book. Crazy Rich Asians came all the way through. Although the descriptions of palatial houses and designer clothes can get a bit tedious and family connections a bit confusing, this book had me hooked. It’s fairly light-hearted but not at all without substance – the plot was incredibly compelling and I finished the book in about 3 days.

If anyone has any recommendations please leave them in the comments!

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