Hello,we’re halfway through 2016 and I have managed to read a total of 20 books, what??? Out of the 20, I’ve picked a few that I thoroughly enjoyed so, here we go…
- I’d Tell You I Love You,But Then I’d Have To Kill You by Ally Carter
“I think it’s kinda nice.’ And I did. my mom isn’t famous for her pies. No, she’s famous for defusing a nuclear device in Brussels with only a pair of cuticle scissors and a ponytail holder. Somehow, at the moment, pies seemed cooler.”
This is the first book in the Gallagher Girls book series, one which was highly recommended to me. It was an easy read, full of humor and wit. The characters are relatable and fun to read. The book is set in highschool, an all girls spy school with a lot of rules and a very curious girl. I gave it 4/5 stars.
- Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy by Ally Carter
“Your memory is your first and best weapon. Learn to use it”
One thing I loved about this book is that it didn’t have the second book spunk. In most cases, the second book in a series drags on and loses its plot,but not this one,nope! The gallagher girls are now exposed to the world outside their school and are now forced to work with an all school boys spy school. This changes everything they know and are used to. I enjoyed this more than the first book and gave it a 4.5/5 stars.
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
“You only get one life, it’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.”
I have to say this book was an emotional rollercoaster. I laughed,I cried,got angry, shocked,sad,happy in a span of 3 days and even after finishing it, it stayed with me for a while. Its one of those books that wreck you emotionally but you don’t mind because its just so good. I’ll have a full review of it so watch out for that. 5/5 stars
- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
“I fear oblivion,” he said without a moment’s pause. “I fear it like the proverbial blind man who’s afraid of the dark.”
I have to say, the book was definitely better than the movie. I read TFIOS early this year and I can honestly say this book will stay with me for a really long time. It’s all about dealing with a long term illness and surviving death. Its one quotable book and I fell in love with John Green’s writing. 4.5/stars
- A Woman Of No Importance by Oscar wilde
“One should sympathise with the joy, the beauty, the color of life. The less said about life’s sores, the better.”
I love the classics, especially the Victorian Era. A Woman Of No Importance is a play set in the 1800s where the characters deal with the double standards of back then. The psychological interaction of the characters,which is thrilling to read, unfolds the dark parts to Victorian Era. Oscar Wilde explores the double standard that existed between the men and women of that era. 5/5 stars.
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
There was something magical about an island—the mere word suggested fantasy. You lost touch with the world—an island was a world of its own. A world, perhaps, from which you might never return
I still can’t believe it took me so long to read an Agatha Christie book. I finished And Then There Were None in one sitting. The story is takes on an Island where 10 people are invited to vacation there. They are all total strangers to each other. One by one they start dying based on an old nursery rhyme. Question is, who is killing them?
Its a mind blowing read that I totally recommend. 5/5 stars
- A Matter of Honor by Jeffrey Archer
“It’s the recovery that proves fitness, not your speed”
I found this book slow to get into at first, I almost gave up on reading it. What I loved most about it is the balance between imagination and reality. It’s a political thriller set back in time where we see Adam Scott trying to clear his father’s name. He has an icon that both the Russians and The Americans want which put his life in danger. It put me on the edge of my sit, I found it hard to put down.4/5 stars
And that’s it.Till next time, bye 🙂