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My Favourite Books So Far
I have read plenty of books in my time but some stick out in my mind more than others. I love reading a variety of things from novels and series to biographies and true crime. I have so many books I still want to read, I hope I find the time to read all of them because I would really love to. Reading is amazing and gives you the opportunity to learn and discover new things or even take you away for a while from the stresses of every day life. It's a very relaxing thing and I love learning new things and new words. This is a list of my favourite books so far and if you haven't read them yet then I recommend them to you.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - This is my favourite book that I have come across so far. I really enjoyed it. The story is set in Germany before and during World War II. It's about a young girl named Liesel. The story is from the point of view of Death. Death becomes interested in her after encountering her a few times. At the beginning her younger brother dies on the way to their new foster parents' home. At the grave site she finds the apprentice Gravediggers handbook and she takes it. This is the first of many books she will find and steal along the way. It tells the story of her friendship with a local boy, her foster parents, the people in the neighbourhood and the man that they take in. I thought it was fantastic. It is very unique.
April Fools Day by Bryce Courtenay - Bryce tells the story of his son Damon's battle with aids, which he contracted through an infected blood transfusion. He had to have many blood transfusions due to being a haomophilliac. Damon wanted to write the book himself but on his death bed asked his father to write it for him. The title is the date in which Damon died, April the 1st 1991. This was a fantastic book, although very sad it was moving and I've never forgotten it.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - This is a love story about a man who has a very rare genetic disorder which makes him time travel at any given moment and his wife who puts up with him vanishing and then returning again. Before I read this I had been told that it was hard to follow and it was all over the place but I thought it was great. i really enjoyed it, it's different and I like that in a book.
Jasper Jones by by Craig Silvey - This is the story of Charlie and Jasper. One night Jasper comes knocking on charlie's window asking him for help. Jasper then takes Charlie to his secret place in the bush to show him a girl hung from a tree. Charlie insists on telling the police but Jasper thinks it's a murder and that he has been framed. The book makes you feel for the boys and what they go through, you panic for them. We've all heard the saying: You can't judge a book by it's cover, well this is the perfect example. I would not have normally read this book but my mum gave it to me after reading it and said I might like it. She was right, I really liked it!!
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom - This is the true story of Morrie Schwartz, a sociologist, and his relationships with his students. In particular Mitch Albom. He tells his professor that they will keep in touch but they never speak again until one night he sees Morrie being interviewed on tv. He finds out that Morrie has ALS which is a terminal diesease. Mitch begins visiting Morrie and learning more than he ever thought possible along the way. It's a really inspiring story, I really enjoyed it.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - A classic and dark love story. I saw one of the versions of the movie first and then read the book. Of course I think that the book is always better than the movie. I love the whole story from beginning to end. A haunting love story I'll never forget. Fuelled by jealousy and revenge, it is an awesome story of a love/hate relationship between Cathy and Heathcliff. Wonderful book.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - Another classic by Emily's sister Charlotte. I loved this book. I also love the film. It's a love story about a young girl and the man she works for and all the drama that they endure to be together. It's a great story.
More to come as i remember them or as I read them. Let me know what your favourite books are and if you have an recommendations :)