Thursday, July 6, 2017

summer reading !!!!!!!

FINALLY, HERE IS MY LIST FOR YOU. I tried to keep the descriptions succinct and to the point. These are all high quality reads, and if you decide to read even one of them I will be endlessly happy. So let me know if you do, or want to, or if you've read one of them, or if you don't like one of them, or if you- whatever! I just wanna hear from you lolz.

SO HERE YOU GO. WHICH ONE SOUNDS BEST TO YOU? ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ME?


- The Storyteller / Jodi Picoult
Themes of justice. Baking. Makes you think a lot. Seamless storytelling and switching of perspectives, time periods, and settings. Romance. Stories within stories. Auschwitz. Plot twists that leave you spinning. Loneliness and friendship and all the connections.

- The Book Thief / Markus Zusak
A Jew. A basement. A boy and a girl. The color of the sky when Death comes around. Smoke and snow and ash raining down. Foreshadowing for the centuries. Hitler Youth. A snowman in a basement. Rubble. Learning to read and write. There's no way for me to describe this book. It was unlike any book I've ever read before, and I love it.

- To Kill a Mockingbird / Harper Lee
The best book, probably. Stays with you forever. Characters that are so themselves you can't imagine them as anything else. Raw ugliness and goodness of the world through the eyes of a child. Integrity. Injustice. Stuff that matters.

- The Screwtape Letters / C. S. Lewis
Straight. Fire. Eleven hundred percent sure after reading this that C. S. Lewis knows me/the human  heart better than I know myself. It's ridiculous. This book shines a light into the dark places I didn't know were there, and it's so, so good. Always pointing back to Jesus. Lewis was such a gift to humanity. 

- The Secret Keeper / Kate Morton
"Sun-browned skin, blond leg hairs, scabbed knees. It was a long time ago. It was yesterday." Mystery. Generations. Nostalgia. World War II. Love, but not what you think. Plot twists that leave you on the floor. Have fun trying to put this one down.

- The Enchanted / Rene Denfeld
I'm in the middle of this one. Death row. Broken families. Persistent love. Told from the POV of a mute inmate. A fallen priest. A lady lawyer. Deadlines. Mountains. What's real and what's not. A fight for the life of a man who wants to die. A piece of sky through the window. Unbroken, poetic flow of words that won't let you go. Absence of light.

28 comments:

  1. ASDFGHJKL THE BOOK THIEF AND TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD TWO OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS OF EVER AFJKLSJFLKASJDKLJSALJD THIS POST MAKES ME HAPPY :'''''') BRB READING ALL OF THESE BOOKS <3

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    1. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS R U MY SOULMATE OR???????????? YAY THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY :'''''''''') OK LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ;D <3

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  2. Love all the WWII titles! Thanks for making me big-time break my vow of not putting any books on hold at the library in July... XD

    Hailey
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    1. THANKS XD WWII is endlessly fascinating to me. I didn't even realize how many I had up there from that time period hahahahha! OH GOODNESS SORRY HAHA. I'm so guilty of the same thing XD

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  3. oh the book thief!!! yes!!!
    these are great recommendations. xo

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    1. YESSSSSS *aggressively supports your love of the book thief*
      lolol, thanks beautiful xx

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  4. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD YESYESYES:))
    I am planning on reading the Book Thief this summer *fingers crossed* I've put it off SOOOOO LONG OMG.
    There are so many books on my summer tbr, i really need to write a post on that. I legit have a whole shelf on my bookshelf dedicated to '17 summer TBR xD

    Jazzy

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    1. YESSSSSSSS I WILL NEVER GET TIRED OF TALKING ABOUT TKAMB <3 <3 <3
      DO ITTTTT. it's so worth your time and you probably won't be able to stop once you start XD
      YOU SHOULD!! :D and oh my gosh same it'S RIDICULOUS I NEED TO GET MY LIFE TOGETHER XD

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  5. I WILL NEVER EVER GET OVER THE BOOK THIEF. <333 Lovely post, dear.

    xx Mackenzie

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  6. Literally adding all of these to my tbr right now bless you

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  7. THE BOOK THIEF IS MY FAVORITE BOOK EVER YESSS! And I've just started Screwtape Letters! Incredible so far. Definitely will be getting into some of these others too!

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  8. the two i most want to read is probably the storyteller & the screwtape letters. *nods head very seriously* hohoho. but all of these sound good and are making me laugh (shamefully, i only made it halfway through both TKAMB and Book Thief before having to return them. it was the middle of the school year and i read them for school so my interest in them was low and very distracted haha. i'll have to give them a reread in a couple of years). x loooove u.

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    1. ALSO recommendations are always so hard idk because i love them all so much. r u even kidding me. you probably can't get this at your library, but Unwritten Letters To You by TB LaBerge is a fav. and you'd love Airman by Eoin Colfer all the way baby.

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  9. So I've actually really been looking for some real novels to read this summer, especially when I'm at the beach. I'll have to check The Storyteller out specifically.
    Also, I just followed your blog from my new blog account. I would so appreciate it if you would go check out my new blog if you have a moment :)

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  10. AAAHHHH THE BOOK THIEF YAASSSSSS

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  11. YES I LOVE ALL OF THESE! Finally, someone else has read The Storyteller!! Hardly any Goodreads friends have read it and I wanted to rave about Minka. :( Don't you love her story & Reiner's??

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  12. TKAM is such a phenomenal book! Scout is one of my all-time favorite heroines <3 have you read Go Set a Watchman?

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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  13. OH MY GOODNESS. The Storyteller is my favorite book of ALL-TIME and, that's saying something. I read A LOT. It's so great. I've read it twice and am headed toward my third reread soon. I really hope you like it! I'm so in love with that story. Aside from that weird fangirl moment, The Screwtape Letters is really good as well! I loved the unique perspective on the enemy's schemes that it portrays. A very interesting read! I also enjoyed To Kill A Mockingbird and have heard SO many great things about The Book Thief. I haven't heard much about the others, but they sound really good! My suggestion would be to pick up more of Jodi Piccoult's novels after reading The Storyteller. She has many great books. Also, once finishing TKAM you should read the "sequel" Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. That was pretty good as well! Thanks for sharing your list! Happy Reading! :D

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  14. Okay now I really want to read The Storyteller and The Secret Keeper. They sound so good. I added them on goodreads.
    I adore Screwtape Letters-C.S. Lewis is such a master with words!
    To Kill a Mockingbird was one of my favorite books I've read so far this year, and The Book Thief has permanently stolen my heart.
    I stumbled across your blog, and am absolutely in love. Your content and design just makes me feel...I don't know, like me.
    Keep up your lovely work!
    <33 Mira

    www.steppinginsunshine.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the way you do your recommendations. Just from that standpoint I might read these books. Well, I've read The Screwtape Letters and To Kill a Mockingbird. So many people have recommended the The Book Thief to me. I guess I need to get a move on with that one. I'm currently stuck in a 600+ page Fantasy, but I'll escape some day.

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  16. I will never get over To Kill a Mockingbird!!! It was so incredibly good and beautiful and sad and AHHH it did weird things to my mind and heart!

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  17. best book summaries ever. wow. way to be poetic and capture my attention with my love of fragmented sentences. I LOVE THE BOOK THIEF SO MUCH and i really want to read all the others now. especially Screwtape Letters. i want to read a lot of Lewis's nonfic... my recent summer read was Eliza and Her Monsters and it is my new fave standalone/contemporary. sooo good and relatable. i'm not sure if you'd like it or not...worth taking a look at though! but it's most of what's on my brain book-wise now haha. thank you for all these recommendations!!

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  18. I read To Kill a Mockingbird in High School and loved it so much! I also tried The Book Thief and it was OK - not as good as the movie and for some reason I had a hard time getting into it. I hope you enjoy it though!

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  19. The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Screwtape Letters are all some of my favorite books <3 I must try out your other recommendations now.

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  20. STRAIGHT. FIRE. this post was as lit as that book son. also i cried tears all over the book thief so now i can't read it because splots waaa. x

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  21. AACK I HAVENT ACTUALLY READ ANY OF THESE WHYYY. (actually, I *have* read To Kill a Mockingbird but I need to again because I read it all in one sitting and didn't get much out of it XD #oops) I *need* to read the Book Thief! But World War II? I'M DOWN. BRB WHILE I GO GET MORE BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY

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  22. *runs to library* *checks out every single one of these* I'm especially intrigued by the Screwtape Letters! But OMG lovely list. Thanks for sharing!! :D
    xx
    steph
    strictlystephanie.blogspot.com

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  23. Awwwwww! The Book Thief is my favorite book of all time!!! I'm so glad you liked it as well

    rudealignments.blogspot.com

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