3 book recommendations

Thursday, 2 March 2017

 I'm in a middle of a reading slump. If you're a reader you know how much this sucks and how bad it makes you feel. Like you want to get into whatever book you're reading but you just CAN'T. I've blogged about reading slumps and how to get over them before. I'm trying all those tips at the moment and hopefully, I'll be out of the slump pretty soon. What I didn't include on that list, though, is talking about books. I recently recommended two books to a friend and it got me all hyped. So I thought if I wrote about books here it also would help me to start reading again. And at the same time, maybe you want a new book to read and one of these is what you may need. Everyone wins.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. This is a rather tragic book but I still think the story is beautiful. It's about a rich American family, the Sinclair's, that spends their summers together on an Island; although it mainly focuses on Cady, the eldest teen. However, they all hide a big secret and have some issues. And since the story is told from Cady's point of view you sort of 'discover' things along the way at the same time she does.

It took me forever to start reading it but when I finally did I couldn't put it down. I think the reason why it took me so long is that everyone was talking about it and its 'plot twist'. It's a suspense novel and yes it makes sense that there's a twist at the end but I did see it coming and my guesses about it were true. So it was a bit disappointing, I mean, it's still a good book but you know, not what I expected. I've tried to not say too much about it or else I'd ruin it for you. I recommend it if you're in need of a short and easy book to read. The story is really intriguing so you probably will get so into it so it's good if you're in a reading slump. (I wish I hadn't read it so I could read it now and get out of mine haha)
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight. If you haven't heard about this book in the past few months, where have you been?! I got it in December because I thought it'd help me not give a fuck about things and people and it actually did. Well, a little bit at least, let's be real that's quite a long process. You can't expect to stop caring about things in a day, but this book is definitely a helpful guide to reach that goal over time. It's also really funny at times so that makes it lighter to read. I'd say it's a must if, like me, you give too many fucks about things and people. 

The book is split up into sections and it's basically a guide to, well, give less fucks. To do so, the author designed the 'NotSorry' method for mental decluttering: decide what you don't give a fuck about, then stop giving a fuck about said things. Easy, right? HA! To help you with this there's the 'fuck budget' which you have to make for yourself. You have to make a list of things you don't care about and replace them for things you do care about and the idea is that you should focus on those and not the former. It also focuses a lot on how much time, energy and money you put into things that maybe don't make you happy. So in a way, it helps you find a way to do what makes you happy. I wouldn't be able to explain the whole thing to you properly so give this book a try and stop giving fucks about things you don't really care about! 
Confess by Colleen Hoover. I LOVED this book. I didn't expect less from Colleen, though. This is the third book I read of her (I've read November 9 and It End With Us, both wonderful) and none of them disappointed me. Leave me heartbroken, make me cry? Absolutely, but not disappoint me. This one is heart-wrenching and you just can't put it down. You get so involved with the characters and the story that you don't really wanna do anything but reading. Goodreads can explain the blurb better than I could so definitely check that out. I hope it intrigues you as much as it intrigued me. Honestly, just get past the love story, there's more than meets the eye with this book. I won't say what it is to not ruin it for you if you decide to read it but discovering it as you read is the best. One of my favourite things about the book is that you don't really know what's gonna happen next. And obviously, I love the characters, Auburn is so strong and amazing and I honestly admire her. Then there's Owen and all I wanna say is please someone put an Owen in my life, like for real. 

Colleen Hoover has a gift. She makes you feel quite a big range of emotions in so little time. One moment you can be crying your eyes out and then, a few pages later you can burst out laughing. Not just with this book, but with the others too. At least the ones I've read.

AND if you like art, you'll love this book too. Art is a huge part of the story and the artworks mentioned are featured in the book which I think makes it more special. They're beautiful. 

Hope you decide to give these books a c. They're three different types of books so hopefully one is the right one for you! If you want to, we can be friends on Goodreads. I think it's the perfect site for readers, you get book recommendations and can talk about books with fellow book lovers, what else do you need? 

Have you read any of these books? What books have you read lately?

Anna x

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