by Chloe Victor

Saturday, 3 March 2018

5 books you have to read this year!

Okay, so I have to start by saying that today’s blog is for lovers of books and for those who think books are the devil. For those of you who think that books are the devil, you’re probably having a hard time at school right now because I’m pretty sure that your teacher isn’t gonna buy the “haha I don’t read” excuse when you don’t hand in your termly book report. For those of you who are lovers of books, I myself know how hard it is to choose ONE book at the book store and I know how heartbreaking it is when you have nothing to read. So that’s why today’s blog post is 5 books you have to read this year! 

1. I'll give you the Sun 
Eeeekkk, this book! Lets just say it's number one on my list for a reason!! I'll give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson, follows twins Noah and Jude whose lives have been torn apart by tragedy. Once upon a time they could read each others minds and bargained with each other for pieces of the world and now they're barely speaking. Who knew that falling for boys they both knew they couldn't have would drive them together again, and not further apart. 

2. Seven days of us 
I was hooked from the very first page. My current read, Seven Days Of Us by Francesca Hornak captured me from the beginning and I'm quite content to call it "very spicy." The Birch family is together for Christmas again for the first time in years but this time it's different and not in the way Emma Birch wants it to be. The whole family has been quarantined. Sit back with a steamy cup of tea and watch the drama unfold as the family is stuck together for 7 days no expect in the slightest, for what's coming to the door. 

3. Purple Hibiscus 
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie focuses on Kambili, whose world is limited by the high walls of her family's Nigerian compound. The inside of these walls is all she knows and she has grown to live under her wealthy fathers shadow who is suppressive   and rabid about religion at home. Witness Kambili adapt to life outside the compound after the Nigerian Coup forces her to live with the lively, funny and happy members of her family outside the compound. 

4. The Hundred Foot Journey 
This captivating story by Richard C. Morais tells the story of Hassan Haji, a boy from Mumbai who embarks on a long and sporadic adventure from India to London and go on to travel across Europe with his family until they eventually settle in a French village to open up their very own restaurant. The Hundred Foot Journey is a cultured filled book for anyone who loves food and who cares for character. 

5. A book in a different language 
I mentioned a bit about this in my previous blog post, 7 Tips to learning a language. This is on today's list because it is a really cool way to learn more words in your language of choice. How I do this is I have a copy of the English version of the book and a copy of the lets say, French version. I then read one page of the French version and then the same page of the English. I also have a little notebook to write down any new words I learn. Although this can be daunting and can take up time, it is a great experience and a really fun thing to have completed. 

I hope everyone, from book lover to hater, enjoys all 5 of these books!!

Happy Reading! 



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