Tuesday, 12 April 2016

What I've Read This Year


Although I've been away for 3 months, one thing I do try to continue doing, is reading. I definitely haven't read as fast as usual, but I've still managed to read quite a few books in Sri Lanka. And here's what they were..

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
Ove is a grumpy, old man who appears to be surrounded by a neighbourhood of idiots. Each one of them annoy Ove, and persistently make his life even more miserable. However, the book is a journey for Ove, and it really does teach you that what you see isn't always what you get.

Not going to lie, although this is an easy, sweet read, I thought it was very slow and a little bit boring!

Asking For It by Louise O'Neill
Emma is a confident, popular and beautiful 18 year old girl. Everyone knows who she is and she is always the life and soul of the party. However, after one party she wakes up on her porch with no recollection of what happened the night before. It isn't until explicit pictures of her are posted all over Facebook that she realises she's been involved in something really serious.

This is definitely one of my favourite books this year! Louise O'Neill is an absolutely beautiful writer and keeps you gripped throughout.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
This book is the story of a sheperd boy named Santiago, who travels from Spain to the Egyptian pyramids in search of hidden treasure. Along the way, he faces a number of challenges and the book inevitably turns into a story about human destiny, the power of our dreams and the importance of listening to and following our hearts.

I'm so late to this best selling book, it's embarrassing.. but this is definitely a beautiful book!

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Maddie is allergic to the world. She lives in her own home with her Mother, but she has never left the house before. It's not until a new family move in across the road, that Maddie becomes interested in leaving the walls that she is stuck in. A boy named Olly wants to talk to her, but it's especially difficult as Maddie is unable to go outside or allow him in...

A lovely, easy read! One that kept me hooked from start the finish.



The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

I'm not even going to explain the plot because this trilogy is SO long. However, I literally couldn't put these books down so if you haven't read these books, this is one series I'd 100% recommend.
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More MindfulYou said...

I really want to read the Alchemist, can't believe I haven't yet!

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Emma Julia said...

Isn't the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo macabrely fascinating?

Emma Julia said...

Isn't the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo macabrely fascinating?

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