I was always a bookworm growing up, I love books, I love the thought of getting lost in someone else world. Growing up at school i loved going to English lit class and went on to do it for A-level. Reading is one of the only things I do that doesn’t require wifi, and I love it! Despite spending so much time online and staring at a screen, nothing is quite as perfect as picking up a new book and getting totally lost in it.
I know i am not the only one out there, that is why i want to share with you not just my recent purchases but all about them too. Each month i want to tell you all about the recent book i have been reading. I want to hear your recommendations too! I love love love hearing talk about something someone has read so passionately.
Today i will begin with all the books i have bought in the last month to get me through the next few months. I may have also read one completely already! I just couldn’t put it down. This will be my little book club – The ABBBookClub!
My list for the next few months is as follows ( in no particular order);
– I Was Here By Gayle Forman
A tale of love and separation. When Meg takes her own life Cody is lost and confused and cannot understand why Meg wouldn’t have told her more. Stephen Chbosky says, ‘A pitch- perfect blend of mystery, tragedy, and romance.’
– The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern
A box of possessions, a father with no memory, a daughter with just one day to piece together the past.
– All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
The story of a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die.
-The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby is a story told by Nick Carraway, who was once Gatsby’s neighbor, and he tells the story sometime after 1922, when the incidents that fill the book take place. A Summary of the roaring twenties.
– We Were Liars by E Lockhart
A tale of love and romance, a tale of tragedy.
– Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Maddy is allergic to the world. She hasn’t left her house in seventeen years. Olly is the boy next door. He’s determined to find a way to reach her.
– If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school. Like everyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is holding back. Even from Grant, the guy she’s falling in love with.
– Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The novel begins with explorer Robert Walton looking for a new passage from Russia to the Pacific Ocean via the Arctic Ocean. After weeks as sea, the crew of Walton’s ship finds an emaciated man, Victor Frankenstein, floating on an ice flow near death.
– Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Whether you long to write a book, create art, cope with challenges at work, embark on a long-held dream, or simply to make your everyday life more vivid and rewarding, Big Magic will take you on a journey of exploration filled with wonder and unexpected joys.
– Light Is The New Black by Rebecca Campbell
This book is a guide for a new breed of women who are here to be bright lights in the world.
The first book i have read is ‘ I Was Here’ by Gayle Forman. Out of all above, i picked this book first just because it was simply at the top of the amazon box. But i am so glad it was. I loved this book, it is one that is going back on the shelf to re-read that’s for sure.
I warn you now this next bit CONTAINS SPOILERS! If you do not wish to know more then click away now!
This month i am reading Gayle Foremans I Was Here.
Anyone who has been to university before and left someone behind will connect well to this story line. This book is about Cody and Meg. Meg takes her own life but leaves a note for Cody explaining she has taken her own life. However, Cody knows that Meg was a happy girl, away at college, studying hard. As the plot unravels it is revealed Cody doesn’t really know Meg at all. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? Cody then travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings she left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. Meg has adopted two cats, lost her virginity, dated (a lot) and had been plotting her death for some time without even dropping a hint to Cody on their various chats. Cody spends her time throughout the book searching for reasons and clues as to where she went wrong and how she could have saved Meg. This then leads to her finding herself and a boy. Although this is a tragedy, it also has romance and Gayle Forman is able to put the two together in the most beautiful way.
I love the way this book is written, it flows so perfectly you can’t ever put it down. Is there a sequel? What happens between Cody and Ben? So many unanswered questions.
Have you read this book? I would love to know your thoughts!
My next book i will be starting is ‘All The Bright Places’ by Jennifer Niven a love story between Violet and Theodore Finch. Come back next month to find out what happens.