So far, I have spared a week with three books already, and I am half-way through my fourth. And I tell you, I've been to England and New Zealand just by lying on my bed!
Here are my top 6 book recommendations you guys should try: (in no particular order)
1. Paper Towns by John Green
A stoic friend said he was deeply moved by this book, guess something is really in motion in the book then.
"Who is the real Margo? Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. She has disappeared. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. Trailing Margo's disconnected path across the USA, the closer Q gets, the less sure he is of who he is looking for."
2. The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling
The name on top can be the very reason why we shall read this! All hail Potterheads, our queen have matured.
"The novel is set in a suburban West Country town called Pagford and begins with the death of Parish Councillor Barry Fairbrother. Subsequently, a seat on the council is vacant and a war breaks out before the election for his successor takes place. Factions develop, particularly concerning whether to dissociate with a local council estate, "the Fields" — which Barry supported an alliance with. However, those running for a place soon find their darkest secrets revealed on the Parish Council online forum, ruining their campaign and leaving the election in turmoil."
3. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
I happen to stumble upon its movie adaptation because of my dear Ezra Miller, and I may say that I reall am frightened.
"A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the factious relationship between a mother and her son. The mother, Eva, as contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin. We Need to Talk About Kevin explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva's own culpability is measured against Kevin's innate evilness."
4. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
See my book review here. Be enthralled by one of the most magical and mythical book ever written inspired by the European Norse mythology.
"An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths ofguile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ...a simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know."
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A friend told me this book is hailed as the best novel of 21st century. Guess he is correct for the great, Leonardio di Caprio said yes on its movie adaptation.
"Nick Carraway, a young man from Minnesota, moves to New York in the summer of 1922 to learn about the bond business. He rents a house in the West Egg district of Long Island, a wealthy but unfashionable area populated by the new rich, a group who have made their fortunes too recently to have established social connections and who are prone to garish displays of wealth. Nick’s next-door neighbor in West Egg is a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby, who lives in a gigantic Gothic mansion and throws extravagant parties every Saturday night."
6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
See book review here. The book that defied everything I have read!
"Fifteen-year-old Charlie is coping with the suicide of his friend, Michael. To lessen the fear and anxiety of starting high school alone, Charlie starts writing letters to a stranger, someone he heard was nice but has never met in person. (Kind of like when we write letters to Paul Rudd before we go to sleep.) At school, Charlie finds a friend and mentor in his English teacher, Bill. He also overcomes his chronic shyness and approaches a classmate, Patrick, who, along with his step-sister Sam, become two of Charlie's BFFs."
What are you waiting for! Go get something out of the list!
* The book We Need to Talk About Kevin is somehow a hard thing to find, however, to those who are interested in reading it, you can tweet me @RheaGulin and I can give you an ebook copy.
I'm expecting to see something like this:
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