It has been almost 3 months since I’ve last done this meme, so I thought I’d go ahead and do it again. In case you don’t know, this meme is created by the Broke and Bookish. This week’s topi seemed to be an easy one to compile a list for. Let’s see how that goes!
I’ll start with the contemporaries I’d recommend then make my way over to the classics.
Whenever anyone who doesn’t read but wants to start reading asks what should they read first, Harry Potter is always what I recommend. The best thing about it is that it’s a series, so if someone gets hooked, they will have 7 books to go through before having to wonder what to read next.
The Help is one of those books I couldn’t ever put down. I was really worried I wouldn’t like it because it was my first historical novel. But Ioved it and loved all of its characters and I actually gave a copy of it as a gift quite recently. I am glad to say the person I gave it to loved it as well.
The Maze Runner is one of the few YA books I decided to give a chance and actually admired (click on the picture to find my review of it). I admire it mostly for its style of writing. It’s also suitable for such a wide age range, so I feel comfortable recommending it to almost anyone.
I always tell everyone that this book is my baby. It’s just so beautifully written and raises a number of questions and a incites a surge of mixed emotions… Above all of that, it’s just fun to read. And I was happy to pass on my copy (though a bit scared about its physical state) to several of my friends who admired it as well.
I read this book around September 2012 and I cried over it. Basically, I love stories that entwine medicine; the presence of just that makes the story ten times more interesting for me. I would recommend this book to anyone trying to get into adult fiction. It’s not extremely mature, nor is it exactly YA.
I recommend this book for every book lover out there. It raises a lot of questions and fears; it makes wonder whether we readers really are a handful. And if we aren’t, is our number, by the day, dwindling? It’s the kind of book that leads you to realise all the things that makes you love reading. Or that’s what it was like to me. (Click on picture for review)
Nothing beats a book than one that depicts and criticises society simultaneously. And this is precisely what Fitzgerald does in the book. But what adds to this book’s beauty is the elegance of Fitzgerald’s prose and his characters who burst with humanness and reality whether for their faults or their normalcy.
This is another classic that paints an accurate picture of society while criticising it. Except that Wilde criticises society more explicitly than Fitzgerald does. Also this book includes supernatural elements and its characters just reveal a whole lot about life and us as humans. I always recommend this to anyone who wants to try out a new classics because its my favourite classic ever.
I’m always excited to share with people my love for books and I love it when I recommend a book to someone and they come over to me and tell me how much they loved it or what they didn’t like about it, and then we’d start talking and arguing about it. It’s just more fun to me than many other things.