Thursday, 24 March 2011

Book Worm - Recommendations

...This post will not be relevant to fashion, photography, beauty, etc.. etc.. all the usual things I blog about but instead I'm going to take you through some of my favourite books of all time and just some lovely ones that have stuck in my memory.

I love to read and I wish I did it more often, I find that I wile away the hours on the internet these days, flicking through YouTube and blogs, watching videos of cats and laughing babies. If I have a spare few hours I will most likely be online rather than watching TV or reading.
But when I do get chance I can stay awake for hours reading until my eyes are heavy or find myself lying in stone cold bath water because I just had to finish the chapter.....

But what I like more than reading is being read to. My favourite part of school was sitting quietly on the carpet while the teacher read to the class. (I was no trouble as a child.)

I cant choose a favourite book, its too difficult, and in this list I will be missing out LOTS of brilliant reads that I have forgotten about .....

1. The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak 
Read it:  Once
This one has to be first as it is my most recent all time favourite. Big love goes out to Zusak for writing this. Last year my sister introduced me to The Book Thief and I must admit, the first few pages I wasn't convinced.
I ended up staying awake until 3 in the morning to finish it and actually sobbed for ages at the ending! I wont spoil it for those who have not read it but it has been the only book to make me cry so much. It's safe to say I didn't sleep very well that night....

2. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Read it: Countless times
My parents used to read Winnie the Pooh stories to me when I was little and I read them myself once I could. I remember my mum reading Pooh's snow poem, "The more it SNOWS-tiddely-pom...." when I was poorly and home from school. It always used to make me laugh because she used funny voices for the exaggerated parts! I plan to read Pooh stories to my children in the future!

3. The Harry Potter Series - J K Rowling
Read them: At least twice each
Some people are HUGE Potter fans, and some people are not.
I was bought the first 3 Harry Potters for my birthday when I was about 11-12 (when they weren't as popular) and became a huge fan. Best one? Hmm, perhaps Prisoner of Azkaban or Order of the Phoenix but the last two were also brilliant! (Ahh Potter geek right here!)

4. The Time Travellers Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Read it: Twice
I refuse to see the film because I'm afraid it will ruin my image of Clare and Henry. Its quite sad that I like this book so much and even though the story has major loopholes I love the idea, the way its written and the characters.

5. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Read it: About 6 times
Studied Pride and Prejudice at High School and fell in love. If you haven't read the book, do it, don't just watch the film!

6. Orange Girl - Jostein Gaarder
Read it: Twice
Lovely romantic story. Another unique one. Not a difficult read and a good one to take on holiday. Made me want to eat oranges.

Books I feel I should really read:
Lord Of the Flies, A Clockwork Orange, The Kite Runner, Memoirs of a Geisha

I may even set myself a challenge, write down classic books I should have already read, and try to read them all before 2012. Sort of a late New Year resolution.

I hope some of you found this post interesting, I know not all my followers follow me for this sort of post and that's perfectly fine, but well done to those of you who reached the end!
If anyone has any recommendations for me let me know, have you read any of the above and share my love for them?



  1. ooh, i'm halfway through the Time Travellers Wife and i aggree with not wanting to see the movie - especially not before i have finished the book anyways. cool post idea by the way,
    following! :)

    Mollie from

  2. I love the Time Travellers Wife- it was in one of our posts recently! The film is really good, it made me cry so much!
    Great blog, am now following!
    feel free to follow back, we would really appreciate it :) x


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