Good Reads

I love books. I love that moment when you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story thats way more interesting than yours will ever be.

~~ Elizabeth Scott

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Based off the picture above this is a list of books I have read or am in the process of reading and a rating of 1-5 on how much I enjoyed it. Please note I have a tendency to pick up a book and half way through it buy another and start that, so Im probably in the process of reading about half of the books in that book case.

  • 11/22/63 – Stephen King
    • 3.5 : Although it’s a very interesting book being about time travel and all I found there to be a massive dull point right in the middle of the book. I appreciate Stephen’s love for detail but all in all it’s hard to stay into it once you reach that point.
  • Under the Dome – Stephen King
    • N/A : I started this book when I first started high school a few years back, I found that so many characters were introduced right at the start that I couldn’t get into it. I plan to restart and hopefully finish one day
  • Carrie – Stephen King
    • 4.5: I absolutely loved this book, by far one of my favourites by Stephen King. I sank into the book right from the start and I believe I read it in two days sitting down for hours on end until I finished it. I would definitely read it again.
  • The Long Walk – Stephen King
    • 4 (so far) : Im only about halfway through this book, I bought it when the hunger games was first really big. Im really enjoying it though, I love how the character describes everything going on around him and how he finds a small group of friends that he sort of clings to during their journey.
  • The Host – Stephanie Meyers
    • 2.5: I found the book next to impossible to get into, you almost have to force yourself to sit down and read it. Not a huge fan.
  • The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
    • 3.5: For those who know any thing about John Green you are aware that he’s almost as depressing as Nicholas Sparks. If you’re looking for a tear jerker this book is a good one. I enjoyed the book but I wasn’t such a big fan of the ending.
  • Between the Lines – Jodi Picoult
    • 3.5: Though more of an early teens book it was such an adorable story. Definitely recommend for anyone who wants to take a step back in time to your childhood dreams.
  • Beautiful Creatures – Beautiful Redemption series — Garcia & Stohl
    • 3.5: I read these books when I was quite young and everyone was into that Twilight phase, definitely enjoyed them then. I would say its more of an early teen type novel though.
  • The Fallen Series– Lauren Kate
    • 4: Also a series I read when everyone was obsessing over Twilight. They were wonderful books though. Angels vs Demons love story, I couldn’t put them down.
  • NOS4A2 – Joe Hill
    • 4: Not quite done the book yet but it has been incredible so far, if you’re a fan of Stephen King you’ll love his son Joe Hill. He like King puts a gory twist on every story. This book has a mixture of so many things likely to peek any readers interest.
  • Flowers in the Attic & Petals on the Wind – VC Andrews
    • 3.5: First and so far only books I’ve read by VC Andrews, I was absolutely captivated by them. They’re the kind of books you don’t want to put down even though its 1 am and you have to get up for work in 6 hours.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale– Margret Atwood
    • 4.5: Absolutely loved this novel! Although it was assigned to read in high-school I would 100% recommend it to anyone who enjoys dystopian novels.
  • 1984 – George Orwell
    • 4: Also read in high school but again an amazing dystopian novel. Big Brother is watching.
  • Crank, Glass, Fallout – Ellen Hopkins
    • 4: First books read by Ellen, I struggled at first as she writes her stories through poetry and you don’t necessarily read it from left to right as in a normal novel. Very interesting stories and they progress so smoothly as you follow her life starting as a young teen to a mother.
  • Other books by Ellen Hopkins -> Smoke, Impulse, Tricks, Perfect, Traffic
    • 4: Every book I’ve read by her I have genuinely enjoyed. Her writing style is so unique and I love her ability to tell a story as if she experienced it herself. Her books allow teens to become aware of the many compelling situations they could be pressured into.
  • Looking for Alaska – John Green
    • 3.5: Once again, John Green brings tears to your eyes.

 

Favorite quotes from the above novels:

“I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”

~ John Green Looking for Alaska

” Yeah, but what if you went back and killed your own grandfather?”

He stared at me, baffled. “Why the fuck would you do that?”

~ Stephen King 11/22/63

“People don’t get better, they just get smarter. When you get smarter you don’t stop pulling the wings off flies, you just think of better reasons for doing it.”

~ Stephen King Carrie

“Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”

~ Margret Atwood The Handmaid’s Tale

” She’d through love had something to do with happiness, but it turned out they were not even vaguely related. Love was closer to a need, no different from the need to eat, to breathe.”

~ Joe Hill NOS4A2

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fils you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you have become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

~ John Green The Fault in Our Stars

“You believe this is a game, and you may be right. But if you think you can play it better than me, think again.”

~ Ellen Hopkins Impulse

Thanks for reading! Any books you would recommend for me to read? Comment below.

Happy reading lovelies,

~LethalBeauty

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