I very often talk about books on here but I somehow never managed to upload a post about my favourite books. Last week, when I was doing a Snapchat Q&A, I got many questions regarding that topic. Seems like y’all wanted to know which books I fell head over heels in love with. And because I find it very hard to answer the “What’s your favourite book?” question with only one work, I decided to share a few with you. So here they are,
6 of my all-time favourite books
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
I usually am not the biggest fan of historical fiction and WW2 stories but this one definitely stole my heart. What I most liked about it is the unique narrator and its special perspective on the story. So basically The Book Thief tells the story of a young German girl living in Nazi Germany, discovering her love for the written word. Thus she starts to steal banned books and shares the stories with her neighbors during bombing raids, as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
More Than This – Patrick Ness
More Than This was a book that completely surprised me. When I picked it up I honestly expected it to be “just another Young Adult novel”, but it is way more than that. Patrick Ness has an incredible talent and created one of the most unusual stories and worlds that I’ve ever encountered. This is one of these books where giving away too much of the plot would completely spoil the story. So if you’re somewhat fond of survival stories, young adult fiction and plot twists then pick this one up. I promise, you won’t regret it.
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby is probably the only novel that I’ve read more than 5 times and still absolutely adore. Not only do I love the setting of the story (1920s America), I also admire how Fitzgerald managed to create such a complex novel within this easy read. I found it extremely interesting in how many ways this novel can be interpreted and how filled with mysteries and questions it is. Furthermore it’s one of the most “quotable” books I’ve ever encountered – I just love Fitzgerald’s mockery of society, approach on Feminism and writing style in general.
Harry Potter – J. K. Rowling
I think at this point I don’t really have to tell you about the plot in Harry Potter because if you still don’t know what it’s about, you are either VERY ignorant or have been living on a moon for the past couple of years. Just like with many other people my age, Harry Potter was the book series that got me into reading. I always impatiently waited for the new book to come out and basically grew up with Harry. Of course, this series is very dear to my heart, not only because of sentimental reason but also Rowling’s impeccable writing and world-building. Book #3 was my favourite of the season by the way.
Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
I honestly have to admit that if I hadn’t read this novel before the hype started I probably wouldn’t have loved it as much and it definitely wouldn’t have found its way into my favourite books. However, luckily I already read this book in December 2013 and back then completely fell in love with the heart-wrenching story revolving young Lou Clark and Will Traynor. Not only was this an utterly beautiful and entertaining read, it also made me question my decisions in life and follow my dreams. I just hope they don’t screw up the movie though!
The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender – Leslye Walton
Ava Lavender is such a beautiful and unique story I literally am struggling with finding the right words to describe it right now. That is why I decided to just share the blurb with you. If you feel like this seems to be something you’d enjoy then please do yourself a favor and pick up this wonderful story. BLURB: “Foolish love appears to be a Roux family birthright. And for Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is an ominous thing to inherit. In her quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to join her peers, sixteen-year-old Ava ventures into the wider world. But it is a dangerous world for a naive girl.”
What’s your favourite book? And have you already read any of these books? Did you like them?