Top 5 books.

Getting really into this whole book thing at the moment, probably because i’m still reeling from a fault in our stars. 

Also, I finished that. It was fabulous and Lovely and I cried and just wow. Thats when I decided I’d make a top 5 List (The top 10 would be boring I doubt you care that much.) and oh my golly it was difficult. Not only choosing the top 5 books, because I had a strong top three but then putting them in order, too. DIFF-I-CULT.

Anyway, If you only read 5 books in your lifetime (or even one.) make it these. (or one of these.) 

i’ll try and let you know why:

 

5. (ooh, A countdown. How exciting.) 

‘Midnight’ By Jacqueline Wilson.

Im not sure WHY I loved this book so much – maybe the story line, Its involvement with fairies ( I expecially liked that part.) or just the fact that Jacqueline Wilson is just an outstanding writer, even as a teenager I enjoy her books. I remember I read and reread this so many times when I was about eleven. Over and over again. Then i’d leave it for a week or so and start again. Im pretty sure my nanna paid quite a bit to the Library when i’d kept it so long. Then I found a cheap one in the charity shop and bought that to read again. I kinda want to reread it now..

I knew Mum longed for a proper girly daughter to confide in. But I never knew what to say to Mum. We didn’t have a thing in common. It was almost as if I was the one who was adopted.

4. Angus, thongs and full frontal snogging by Louise Rennison

Actually, The whole series of books in this ( I think there’s ten) are amazing. I started reading these when I was maybe ten..maybe a bit older. I found it so naughty and utterly hilarious that she labelled a boy as a ‘sex god’ and even though I’ve read each one a thousand times they’re still so laugh out loud funny. 

“Through my curtains I can see a big yellow moon. I’m thinking of all the people in the world who will be looking at that same moon.

I wonder how many of them haven’t got any eyebrows?” 

3. ( We get a little more serious here.) ‘Watch over me.’ By Daniela Sacerdoti

You know yesterday I mentioned books that have an impact on you for a couple of days after reading them? This was without a doubt one of those. This book was a top read one on the Amazon store of my kindle and I remember reading the blurb that really just drew me in. Then the book was just.. SO good. Literally, I just wanted to keep on reading. Realistic and yet pretty romantic. One of those stories that you never want to end, you just want to follow the character’s life forever. Also, there was a paragraph in it that I don’t think was intended to make the reader cry but man, did I howl. It was about her Nanna being special to her and having the love a mother didn’t and I could just relate so much. (only to that part. I havent moved to scotland due to a failed marriage and difficulty to conceive…yet. You never know.) BONUS: I tweeted Daniela Sacerdoti once I’d finished the book and she FOLLOWED ME BACK ON TWITTER. My mindless tweets probably annoy the hell out of her but I’m so happy about the fact she follows me. 🙂

When you are a child, no pain is so harsh that the ones you love, the ones who care about you, can’t ease it.Even the worst days look up when someone tucks you in, brings you a cup of warm milk and a biscuit and sits at the edge of your bed to read you a story. You look at their well known faces, breathe in their familiar scent, listen to the voice you’ve heard since you can remember, and somthing inside you just unknots. For some of us, the person to do this was their mum. For me, it was my gran. 

2. A fault in our stars by John Green.

Wow, this book was good. It had me crying from laughter in the college library and earned me some very concerning looks. I was laughing one minute and a couple of pages later Green had me crying again. The fact that two cancer patients could fall in love, be so ill and yet still be as funny as they were made me very happy. Another book that has made big impact. I love it and would definitely recommend to anyone..anywhere. Please just read this book. please. oh, and the second the film is out I will be in that cinema before you can say ‘An Imperial Affliction.’ (Inside book thing. 😉 ) 

“I’m in love with you,” he said quietly.

“Augustus,” I said.

“I am,” he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

 

1. Okay, here comes the big guns..

Naughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman.

Why this book has not been made into a film yet, I do not know.

Its so… Original. but its not original, if that makes any kind of distorted sense.

Romeo and Juliet meets segregation meets terrorism meets… I dont know what else.. Perfection?

Where Whites are almost powerless and Blacks are supreme, OF COURSE two of them will fall in love. AND ITS JUST SO PERFECT AND SO SAD I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW AMAZING I FIND THIS BOOK.

I don’t want to give anything away in case people are thinking of reading it (good choice.) 

its amazing. Another one I’ve reread a thousand times and seemingly it never looses its magic which is what I find when you re-read books. I cried an awful lot and the Books following it are just as great.

theres alot of chapters. Like Im pretty sure it goes into the hundreds and I read It in a day. I hid it behind my books in classes, didnt talk at breaks and didnt move when I got home until it was finished. I literally cannot comprehend how amazing this book is.

“I pulled him closer to me, wrapping my arms around him, kissing him just as desperately as he was kissing me. Like if we could just love long enough and hard enough and deep enough, then the world outside would never, could never hurt us.” 

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Brave

I thought I’d let you all know what I thought of the Disney film ‘Brave’, whether you want to know what I thought or not.
It didn’t appeal to me at first, some animated scots prancing around in kilts killing bears, I want pretty princesses and love and all that jazz!
But to be honest, I really enjoyed it today. I haven’t left the sofa and I refuse to change from my pajamas because it’s my day off until exams tomorrow.
First off, merida’s hair is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE red hair and I’m insanely jealous of my brother and boyfriend who are both gingers. To top it off, she has beautiful frizz and curl to it, which is exactly how I love mine… But I have to use heat to get It that way.

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Then, they’re Scottish. I love the accent, I think it’s so amusing, much better than mine which isn’t an accent at all. 😦
Merida has three small brothers, who part way through turn into bears. I want them! They’re adorable and so mischievous!

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Last but certainly not least, the story line is so refreshing!
It’s not about some princess who wears big pretty dresses, dreams of love and loves to read, Merida hates her dress because it prevents her from using her bow and arrow to the best of her ability. She can hit the bullseye better than any of the boys and hates the thought of marriage. Her story isn’t that she finally finds someone and falls in love, she accidentally turns her mother, who disapproves of her not wanting to marry or wear dresses into a bear!! they quest to find the witch who did this to her to help them turn her mother back before its too late and the spell becomes permanent. This results in the improvement of their relationship and her father almost killing her mother because he mistook her for an evil bear.
I really loved this film and recommend it, especially to huge Disney and fairy tale friends like myself!!
Love from me x

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