30 days of books - week 2

This picking books thing is WAY harder than I anticipated!
I'm getting obbsessed by quotes too at the moment. So after a little research I've come up with 3 of the best why read quotes.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Dr Seuss.
"A home without books is a body without soul.” Marcus Tullius Cicero.
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” Victor Hugo.
Who wouldn't want there imaginations to be strectched?!
I hope my suggestions give you an idea of what to read next.

8. Most overrated book - One Day.


Ok, ok, I can hear you shouting through the computer screen! Its not that I didn't love this book, I did. Being the reading puritian that I am though, I just feel like the hype around the film and then more hype around the book just became too much.

9. A book you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving - The Book of Night Women.


I'm not going to say too much about this one, just read it. Don't be put off by the language he uses either, just perserve, it will all be worth it.

10. Favourtie classic book - Great Expectations.


The ULTIMATE classic and still relevant today. Enough said really.

11. A book you hated - Harry bloody Potter.


I cannot even begin to put into words how much I hate this series. I could actually rip every book in the world into tiny little pieces! Maybe I'm just jealous I could never write something that sold so many copies.

12. A book you used to love but don't anymore - I Heart New York.


I used to love chic-lit, but now that I've grown up the more depressing the book the better.

13. Your favourtie writer - Michel Faber.

I cannot stress this enough, you must must must must must must (you get the idea) must read Michel Faber's work. His writing style is beautiful, characters flawless, and he puts you 'into' a book better than any writer I know.

14. Favourite book of your favourite writer - The Crimson Petal and the White.


Set in the grime of Victorian London, you are transported through this shell of a city by the main protagonist, a prostitute; Sugar. Utterly stunning. Faber even brought out a short sequel; which I think was just to stop all the e-mails I kept sending him!

H xo

1 comment

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

The Book of Night Women sounds intriguing! And thanks for putting Michel Faber on my radar :)

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