Monday, 3 February 2014

Top Five Books #1



For those of you who haven't read my 'Hopes Here' page, let me fill you in, I love to read. Alot. And what better way to share my passion than with all of you. So here is my 'Top Five Books' numero uno.
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower- Stephen Chbosky- Charlie is in his first year of high school, and is whats classed as a wallflower. He has the quiet, watchful personality which creates trust, companionship and is what some would say a 'nerd'. This book is beautiful, with great music and book references thrown in too. Charlie is the kind of character you instantly love, and the discovery of his troubled past is enough to make anyone cry. I have highlighted so many lines from this book, its the perfect 'coming of age' story.
2. The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath-This book has a similar subject to that of Chbosky in its dealings with finding ones self and the horrible pain of depression. Plath portrays the struggles extrenly well, and again so many lines are highlighted (I know, I really have to stop graffiting books...), as I can relate to not only the feelings of Plath's main character, but Plath herself.
3. 1984- George Orwell- A classic all about what the 'future' would be like. Brilliant, thought provoking, and just a little scary. I always thought that cameras were watching us....
4. It's Kind of a Funny Story- Ned Vizzini- Vizzini's recent suicide was a great loss to the writing world. His ability to write about teen angst and his personal experiences in a psychiatric ward was truely inspiring. A poignant story of the stresses placed upon a young persons shoulders in todays society
5. Fabulous Frocks- Sarah Gristwood- A lot less serious than the rest of my picks, a stunning book filled with amazing photography showing dresses through the ages. From 50s to 60s to the sexy dresses Beyonce wears today, this books is jammed packed and extremely pretty. A recommendation to all you fashion savy out there.

I hope you enjoyed this little insight into some of my favourite books. I whole heartedly beleive that the books people choose help us to better understand them, and I wanted to give you the opportunity to get to know me a little bit better. I would love to hear any of your reccomendations, as I am always on the prowl for a new read!
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  1. I haven't read The Bell Jar in years, I may have to go and dig it out now. Although I could never highlight or graffiti any of my books!

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  2. Haha, I know, my Mum has had a hard time accepting it! I just think that it makes a book more personal, no on ever seems to agree with me however.... H x

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  3. Oh man, I remember reading 1984 in high school. It's a great classic book.

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    1. I wish we had got to read books that good at my high school H x

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  4. Great post, I'm reading an abundance of Katherines by John Green, it's very good!

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    1. I love John Green, and the VlogBrothers! My favourite John Green has to be The Fault in our Stars, but An Abundance of Katherine's is also really good H x

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  5. I love 1984 its an amazing book!!! what are you reading atmo? I really want to read it kind of a funny story now xxx
    Laura | Tease Flutter Pout

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    1. Well I couldnt reccommend it more, its a tru e coming of age story. And I am currently reading 'Double Shadow' by Sally Garderner, I book that read when I was younger which still manages to confuse me ahaha H x

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  6. I'm interested in reading Perks of being a wallflower, is it any good? xx

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    1. I really loved it and I have had numerous friends who loved it too. I related to it on a personal level, so I got really absorbed into it. However friends who don't have mental health problems have also loved it just as much, if not more so. It's a really good 'coming of age book' H x

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