Since getting back to blogging over the last couple months, I’ve really wanted to add something new to my weekly posts. And lo and behold, I’ve been inspired by fellow blogger Soffi @A Book. A Thought. (Follow her!) Soffi’s ABC Book Challenge posts were so fun, I decided I just had to do my own! 😊 So, every week I’ll be posting my favourite, most memorable books and books from my TBR, moving from A-Z.
Let’s get started!
(PS. Whoever came up with this challenge, I don’t know who you are but thank you!)
Wow, it’s almost like all my favourite books start with A 😛 Each of these books are so special to me. I read The Alchemist only a few years ago and I connected so much to the life lessons it portrays, like embracing the present and always getting back up. Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland inspired parts of my Honours thesis and the 1865 novel is tremendous and so strange. All The Birds in The Sky is an unforgettable, quirky, authentic story about love, mystery and magic. All The Bright Places is a book I know that is heavily criticised, but it holds a special place in my heart because I shared it with my now fiance before we got together. Anna and The French Kiss and Attachments are both books I love to curl up with when I need a feel good pick me up. Anything That Isn’t This is a super original, remarkable and thought provoking book about finding your place in a grim world. Apple and Rain, as you may know is one of my favourite books judging on how many times I’ve posted about it on my blog, and is an inspiring and heartbreaking story about two sisters finding each other. And last, but not least in any sense, Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe has to be one of the most breathtaking, true stories about self-discovery I’ve ever read in my life.
To Be Read
I was only able to think of 3 “A” novels for my TBR, but they are a good three YA! Analee, In Real Life sounds like really interesting and powerful story about a girl avoiding reality and living life in an online game, and the complications that brings to her life offline. The Astonishing Colour of After has rave reviews and it sounds, frankly, astonishing. Sorry, I had to. It’s a story about a girl chasing birds and dreams and her own history, a girl who finds ghosts and love. Annie On My Mind is a novel I’ve wanted to read for a long time. Published in 1992, it’s one of the first contemporary novels about two girls falling in love and finding themselves in the process. Wow, I just can’t wait to read all three of these YA books!!
That as a lot of fun. What do you think of my choices and what would yours have been? Thanks, Soffi for getting me onto this awesome bookish challenge! Looking forward to the next instalment for “B” 😊
Until next time,
Jasmine @ Thesepaperwords