Ever since I was really wee I have loved reading! So todays post I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite novels. These books have really stuck with me and I recommend that you check them out tooo! Also if you too like to read and are in or around Edinburgh don’t forget to check out the Edinburgh International Book Festival which takes place in Charlotte Square between the 9th and 25th of August! There is lots of authors doing signings, readings and Q&As (I met Jacqueline Wilson there many moons ago) plus it’s a cool place to discover some books, sit and relax. You can get more info here.
Now onto my five favourite reads.
1. Pictures Of Lily by Paige Toon
Ahh this is one of the latest books I have read, I read it back in January and I still think about it so much!
It tells the story of the Lily who falls in love with an older man when she was 16. Toon was wonderful at capturing the heart break so much that I could feel my heart break also. Please please give it a read. I think it may be my new favourite book.
I was hoping Paige would be attending the Edinburgh book festival! She is quickly becoming my favourite author.
2. Looking for Alaska By John Green
I am happy to say that I have been reading John Green books long before The fault in the stars movie was released. Infact i’ve actually attended a Q&A with John Green himself. Anyways my favourite of his books is Looking for Alaska, which is kinda a mystery novel! I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to give anything I shouldn’t away. But this is so wonderful and hard to put down.
3. Rachels Holiday by Marion Keyes
I have only ever read one Marion Keyes novel but I read this one year when it was the itunes 12 days of christmas gift. And I honestly don’t think I have laughed out loud as much reading a book before. It’s about a girl called Rachel who is forced into Rehab, believe me it’s a lot funnier than i’ve made it sound haha. So if you’re looking for a book that will make you laugh this is definitely it!
4. A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks
This is the only Nicholas Sparks book that I’ve read and it’s been my favourite book for quite some time. It is set in the 50s and it is heart breaking. So if you are a fan of tearjerkers this is for you! Plus it’s a read in a day or weekend kinda book. The words in this book are so beautiful…
5. Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
This is a classic but it’s wonderful! I love how Holden Caulfield, the main character narrates the story, in mainly rambles and thoughts. It’s a must read for everyone.
Hope you enjoyed!