With World Book Day this week and my timeline filled with kids dressing up for World Book Day. (which by the way I love!) I was inspired to write my list of some of my must read books. Most of these feature on most Must Read book lists but here’s why I love them so. I will be sharing a part 2 soon!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – by Stephen Chbosky
I remember seeing this book in the shop before the film came out in the supermarket on a 2 for £5 deal and thought if they’ve made a move it must be an alright book. I read it in hours! I really loved it! The main character, Charlie is so relatable as an innocent teenager who begins to try to make sense of the world. There is a great storyline and it’s a good read!
The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
If you are a fan of any of Shonda Rhimes work – Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, How to Get Away with Murder etc. You will love this book. It is written from her perspective all about how she became a ‘yes woman’ for a year. Not like in the same way as the Yes Man movie that turned a bit much. More like putting in perspective what we all actually do – avoid going out because we cannot be bothered. I am torn whether I follow her idea of saying yes or not giving a f**k and doing what I want.
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
I loved these books as a child. Okay, admittedly the first 6 books are the best. After that, the story gets a little bit monotonous. I have not yet watched the Netflix series as I don’t want to ruin the illusion or my childhood. It is a good piece of escapism.
How to Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran
I have already written about how much I loved this book. I genuinely think everyone should read this book. Moran puts into words all experiences of all women throughout their lifetime. It just makes sense and also puts things in perspective. I recommend the Audiobook!
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Matilda is basically me. Except I don’t have as good special powers! I love books, I was a child genius. Okay, my parents were nicer than hers. But its just such a good and well-written book! I loved reading it as a child. The movie is also good. The show home of our house has a Matilda themed kids bedroom, I admit this was a deciding factor in buying the house!
How many have you read?
What books would be in your list?
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