Since coming to Australia I have done a lot of reading because there isn’t much else that I can do. So, my older sister and I have made a sort of two person book club and we take turns at picking the book we’re going to read when we finish the last book. So, on some of the books that I have read I was a little behind on the times of when it was really popular such as the Hunger Games trilogy. I didn’t think of reading it before but when I read it all, I heard they were making a movie. Well, I only thought that they were still in the process of making it. Little did I know, it had been made and about a week or two after finishing the three books, the first movie came out. Yea, I never paid attention to top selling books or any books really before.
I didn’t realize how much I missed reading and we have discovered a good amount of books that we loved and a few that were just all right. So, I figured that I would share some of the books that I loved
right now and later I think I will share some that are on my to read list over at Goodreads.
So, off we go then.
1. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire – The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the charming college co-ed. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’ apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
– I loved this book. When my sister first showed it to me and I read what the book was about I thought it was going to be a so-so book, nothing spectacular. However, when I began reading it I was hooked and read the first half of it in no time at all. When I finished it I couldn’t believe how much I loved it. The characters are great and I think I would re-read this book if my to read list wasn’t already so long!
2. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins - In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
– Naturally, I am sure everyone has heard and read about this trilogy and even seen the movie. This was another set of books I didn’t know if I would even like but was quickly hooked.
3. Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12) by Charlaine Harris - With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), in town, it’s the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank.
Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.
– Ahh, Sookie. What can we say about these books? I love True Blood and I didn’t want to ruin the show for myself by reading the books. No, I didn’t know about the books until after the show and it took me until this year (going on 5 seasons in) to read the books because my younger sister told me they were really good. She was not wrong, at all. This newest book was pretty good except it leaves you wanting more and sometimes mad. If you are a Sookie Stackhouse fan, read this!
4. Timeless by Alexandra Monir - When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life – a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance.
Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives.
– Timeless is well, fantastic. It made me tear up because it was so sweet and then it ends with a horrible cliff hanger and the next book won’t be out until December 2012. The cruelty of having to wait to find out what happens is horrible but this book really is a great read. Alexandra Monir describes everything very well that you have no trouble picturing anything in your mind. I would definitely want this to be turned into a movie even if it is on time travelling.
So, I recommend you pick these books up, throw them on your e-readers, or load them onto your phones, and have a good read! You can also add me as a friend on goodreads if you want to, I would love it!