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5 Books You Have To Read

Updated on June 19, 2013

Need A New Book? You've Come To The Right Place.

Hey there new friends. This being my first article, bear with me for awhile; It might not be the best sounding thing, but I promise if you read through my ramblings, it'll be worth it. Let me start this post off by saying that i don't have that much extra time to read with school, and two jobs among other things. These books are worth every second that you'll spend reading them, so lets get to this top 5..

Number 1:Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Alright, so this book came out way back in 2007, but since then, I've read it 3 times. Books rarely keep my attention like this one does. When she writes, Jodi does it from multiple points of view.. So for each major character in the book, you get to see what they're thinking and seeing; but she does it in an easy way to follow. A quick overview without giving away the best parts of the book: There's a boy named peter who used to be friends with Josie. Josie finds new friends, and they happen to harass peter on a regular basis.. Peter reacts in a way that changes the life of every single person who goes to his high school. It sounds bland.. but to put it in perspective, think of a mix of Columbine and 90210, dramatic, and attention keeping. Its a book that i think every high-schooler should have to read before they graduate, The book makes you take two steps back and really think about the way you treat people, without having to have something that drastic actually happen in your life.

Number 2: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Lets start this one off with the summary straight from the authors website: “Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list. " So.. I know it sorta sounds depressing.. its so worth it. Also? its going to be made into a movie.. so don't be that person who doesn't read the book and goes to see the movie. The whole book took me like 5 hours tops to finish. Its a quick read, but it's a book you'll never forget.

Number 3: The Mates & Dates series.

I know this isn't just one book, but let me start by saying.. the whole series took me less than a week. Every book is literally hilarious. Take a peek at the author's website here.. . They're cheesy, and i read them in middle school, which probably wasn't appropriate.. but we all do things we shouldn't do. I don't know how to explain these books other than i wish i had friends as awesome as the girls in the book, when i read them i lived vicariously through them. I’m fairly sure theres 16 of them; but you can read 3 a day easy. Check out the website.. please :)

Number 4: The Mediator series by Meg Cabot

I know you kept reading thinking it was gonna be solo books, but fear not, this series is even better than the last. I absolutely hate cheesy ghost books, and i can't even read harry potter because i can't make sense out of all the crazy spells, and fake stuff my imagination just won't let me see. These books are the best. Literally my favorite series I've ever read. Who better to explain it than the author herself.. so straight from her website the series basically goes like this "Suze Simon has a problem: She's been able to see and speak to ghosts all her life. Things have gotten especially bad now that her mom has remarried and Suze has three new stepbrothers...and a very sexy guy hanging out in her bedroom. Too bad the guy's been dead for a hundred and fifty years. Theres only 6 books in this series, and who doesn't love a good and completely unrealistic love story? I think it kicks twilight in the behind, and i really liked those books. So go read them.

Number 5: Playing With Fire by Theo Fleury

For book number 5, we’re mixing it up. This ones a biography, but don’t stop reading just yet. i HATE biographies.. but i love this book. The best way to sum it up is the way amazon describes the book “Theo Fleury takes us behind the bench during his glorious days as an NHL player, and talks about growing up devastatingly poor and in chaos at home. Dark personal issues began to surface and drinking, drugs, gambling, and girls ultimately derailed his Hall of Fame-caliber career. Fleury shares all in this raw, captivating and honest look at the previously untold story of one of the game's greatest heroes.” The book is all kinds of intense, he literally tells you everything he’s ever done or had done to him, from being abused by a coach, to working his behind off to get to the top. Give it a try, I promise you'll love it as much as i did.

Well new friends if you decide to read one of the books, i'd love to know what you thought about it, as well as hear your suggestions for more books, since there's always more to be read. Thanks for taking a couple seconds to read all my ramblings, and drop a comment in the cute little box below if you’ve got anything to say about the list (expect comments about my horrible punctuation and grammar.. i know it's bad..really bad) ! Check out my other top 5’s coming soon!

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    • JessicaVezino profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Vezino 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks! :)

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      6 years ago

      Great first hub! Be patient and don't give up :)

    • JessicaVezino profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Vezino 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      It's quick and easy, but its completely different form anything I've ever read. Let me know what you think if you decide to read it :)

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      6 years ago

      Thirteen Reasons Why sounds like a great read, thanks for the suggestions. I like that these kind of hubs help you find new authors making it easier to expand your library.


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