Friday, 25 November 2016

Rain Season is Book Season


Hello my darlings! 
Over the span of a year, I've read so many amazing books that for some reason, I've actually never shared with you. I've done the odd book review here and there but never have I actually told you which books I've been reading and what I think of them. So for a change, today I have decided to do a book 'wrap up' if you will. 

The first book is Miss Peregrine by Ransom Riggs. Unlike the rest of the books here, I've actually done an indepth review on my blog before. I'd say that I read this book quite slowly over the span of about two weeks but I think that if I read it any faster, I'd have missed details. I really enjoyed this book and therefore rated it a four out of five stars. 


 The next book is Macbeth by well.. I'm sure you know who. We studied this at school for English Lit and I actually really really enjoyed it! I'm absolutely positive that most of you will know how the story goes but in a summary, it's a story of power, love and most importantly, MURDER. A really great read for anybody who is (semi) comfortable with reading Shakespeare.
The third book I've read is Charlotte's Web. This is a timeless classic and a book I absolutely loved to reread. If there is anybody out there who has not read this book, you should definitely be asking why and getting your hands on a copy. It's one of those books that take no effort to read and make it simple to immerse yourself in the story line. Spolier alert- there will be tears.

At number four is The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Honestly, when I first heard of this book, I shamefully overlooked it as 'another Diary of a Wimpy Kid kind of word vomit' but truthfully, I have not connected with characters so much in one single book before. It's such a beautifully told story which unlike many diary style stories, holds a profound level of honesty. 


Oh R.L.Stine, you never cease to entertain me. The next book on here is a rather guilty pleasure of mine that not an awful lot of people know about aha. Yes, you got it! I'm still an avid Goosebumps reader, guilty as charged. This one in particular is truly rather hair raising.   
And finally, these last three books are all ones that have touched me in different ways. Made me appreciate the world for what it is. Made me think about how one person can be two different people, and made me look at the war through a German perspective rather than the English which so many other books are written under.

Firstly is Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. This is another book I read for English Lit but somehow managed to finish way ahead of time (oops!). A classic, and a real eye opener in terms of duality.

That moves me on to The Book Thief. I could make a million TBT references here but if you haven't read the book, I'm going to look mighty silly haha. It tells the story of Lisel Meminger in Nazi Germany and her story of a boy with hair the colour of lemons, a Jewish fist fighter, and a book thief. I absolutely loved this book and I feel as though it will always hold a certain place in my heart.
And finally, FINALLY, that can only leave The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. I must have read this book over the shortest span of time becuase in all honesty, I could not put it down. A tale of injustice and a fence, what more is there to say?
Tell me what you've been reading over this rainy season! Also, be sure to leave your Goodreads names below if you have it so we can be book buds, yay!

Forever health and happiness,
Marti xx

10 comments:

  1. So many books! We need more bookshelves xx Awesome, reflective reviews here Marti and it's great to see you wordnibbling into the pages the way you are. xxx Going far my little one x

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    1. You know me....eating books yum yum! haha xx

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  2. I agree with the title - I read far more when cuddled up like an eskimo in a makeshift igloo of blankets beside the fire (the irony!) You've selected some interesting choices - I'm sure Macbeth will be the death of me before the year is through but I do enjoy Charlotte's web! Lily ♡

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    1. I definitely agree with you! Thank you so much xx

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  3. This is such a great idea, I love that you have given your thoughts of each book too. I've read The Boy In The Stripped Pyjamas recently I thought it was a good book and I loved the way it was written. You should do more of these posts in the future!

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    1. I certainly will! Thanks so much for the comment lovely xxx

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  4. I love this post idea!! I too loved Boy on the Striped Pyjamas, such a touching storyline.

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    1. Touching and heart breaking- I'm so glad you've enjoyed the story too!

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  5. You and your books Marti 😂
    In currently doing Jekyll and Hyde in English but I'm guilty of cheating and looking on sparknotes to see what happens at the end. I can honestly say that its one of my favorite books
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    1. Hehe! Not gonna lie, we were set homework to read up to chapter two and I accidentally finished it ahah xx

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