I’ve been doing a lot of reading recently, because over the summer I spent a few days every week at the library to get my work done. I really got inspired there because I was surrounded by thousands of authors all who are so unique and creative.
While I was there, I picked up a few books, and I fell in love with reading all over again. If you are looking for some books to read, here are some of my favorites. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers!
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone: (5/5 Stars)
This is probably my favorite of them all. I felt like I could really relate to it. The book is about the main Character Sam who suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD. Her friends, who are the popular girls at school, don’t know about it, or that she sees a shrink every week. Her OCD causes her to have obsessive thoughts, but she doesn’t act on them. She second guesses everything she does and feels like she doesn’t belong anywhere.
In the first few pages, I wasn’t too convinced that I would like the book, but within a few chapters, I was hooked. Sam meets a girl named Caroline, who introduces her to a secret group hidden deep underneath her school called the Poet’s Corner. It was created as a safe place for the misfits at school to share their poetry to others, and have a creative outlet. She meets new people, and even develops a crush for one of the guys. But, there is a HUGE plot twist at the end that really made me gasp out loud. If you only choose to read one of these three books, I hope it is this one.
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover: (4/5 Stars)
Maybe Someday follows two characters, Ridge and Sydney, who live in the same apartment complex, but in different buildings, which happen to be right across from each other. Sydney lives with her roommate (who happens to be her best friend) and is in a long term relationship. However, she finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, and her world is shattered.
She met Ridge while sitting on her balcony and watching him play guitar on his. They become friends, but there is no doubt that there is romance and chemistry between them. The only question left is will he help her move on?
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: (4.5/5 Stars)
The original reason as to why I picked up this book was because it was published on my birthday, which I thought was pretty cool. I don’t normally like dystopian novels, but I heard a lot of great things about this book. It is about a girl named Juliette who always has a deadly weapon on: her touch. When touched by her, you could be killed in a matter of seconds, and only few survive. This caused her to be shunned most of her life by strangers, schoolmates, and even her parents.
She was sent to a prison after accidentally touching and killing someone. For over 200 days, she hasn’t touched or had contact with anyone. Until one day a boy named Adam is sent in to her cell. At first opposed to the idea, Juliette grows to like Adam, and helps him learn his way around the facility they are in. After a few weeks (or months I don’t remember) Juliette is taken by the “Reestablishment,” their current government, and it is revealed that Adam is not who she thinks.
I have yet to read the rest of the series, but I plan on doing so very soon!
All three of these books are amazing, and I am so happy I read them. What are your favorite books? Let me know in the comments. I hope you enjoyed this book review, and give this post a like if you want more in the future.