Thursday, 3 April 2014

Top Five Reads #2



Round 2 of books I love is up and running and ready for reading
1. The Interpretation of Murder- Jed Rubenfeld I love books that involve a good mystery, and this books combines my love of mystery, the past and neurology all into one. After the murder of one beautiful New York debutante and the near death of another, Freud and a young doctor set out to solve the murders. Centred around Freud's first trip to America this book has it all, death, romance and enough twists to keep you turning page after page.
2. Allegiant- Veronica Roth Now, I refused to read this book till after my mocks and coursework, so I am a little late to the boat. The last installment in the best selling Divergent Series, (with a movie out of Friday 4th April) this futuristic novel is teenage fiction at it's most exciting. And my love of male leads grows with the fragile yet strong Four (a.k.a Tobias). I never could resist a guy with tattoos...
3. A View from the Bridge- Arthur Miller We had to study this play for GCSE and at the time I didn't enjoy it, as I always feel that reading books at school ruins it for you. That having been said I recently read it again and fell in love with the tragic plot line. Following a family of Italian-Americans in the 50s, Catherine falls in love with her Italin cousin Rodolpho whi has travelled to America illegally with brother Marcus. However, there's a catch, Eddie, Uncle and somewhat father to Catherine  is secretly in love with her, and doesn't realise. Family honour, the law and working to save their families all come together in a tragic finale that will have you left angry and crying.
4. The Scarlet Pimpernel- Baroness Orczy 'They seek him here, they seek him there...' One of the most famous and beautiful love stories of all time. The Scarlet Pimpernel takes place in one of my favourite times in history, the French Revolution, and follows a dashing daring group of young Englishmen smuggling French aristocracy across the channel to safety. Alongside this is the struggling marriage between a beautfil young French women and her enstranged, detatched idiot of a husband, among one of the richest men in England.
5. 50 Buildings you Should Know- Isabel Kuhl Being the daughter of a former Archaeologist and an Architect means my love of historic buildings was ingrained in me from an early age, and whilst planning my summer holidays I couldn't help but pick up this book and have a look at some of the places I would be visiting. And it really makes you realise some of the beautiful things men have created, and just what we can do when we put our mind to it (however you won't see me building a Pyramid anytime soon)
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  1. Oh I haven't read any of these but some of them are going on my list!
    I also really love your candles hehe

    Oh, I have a giveaway at the moment! Would love you to enter. Kelly from | Daydreams & Daisychains

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    1. I highly recommend all of them! And haha, thank you, they were a present froma friend. Oooh I do love a good give away, I shall definitely check it out H xx

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  2. I've never read any of these, definitely going to have to check them out on my kindle!

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  3. Are your reading Allegiant? OMG I want to read that book too:(
    would u like to check out my blog?

    xx
    http://overloadstories.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I wanted to read it for so long, but mock exams and coursework had to come first. I would love too, shall chack it out now H xx

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  4. Finally! A girl who actually reads interesting books and not just John green because the books look pretty with an instagram filter, i loooove a good murder mystery i might have to check it out!
    lovely blog,

    what jennifer did next x

    xx

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    1. Haha, thank you , however, I hate to break it to you, but I am partial to a John Green book now and then as well.... H xx

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  5. Thank you for the recommendations! I am always looking for something new to read, so it's very useful. x

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    1. Your welcome Natalia, and thank you for reading!! H xx

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