Initially I was going to write a list of books that would make great Christmas gifts for friends and family, but everyone did that didn’t they?
There is nothing better than buying yourself a treat and a good book for the new year is a great way to start!
Here are five books in no particular order, that I have really enjoyed and hope you will too.
1. The perks of being a wallflower
This is a book I read a long time ago in high school along with The Catcher in the Rye. Charlie is the most socially awkward boy you may ever meet, a ‘wallflower’ he observes everything as it goes on around him without actually ever taking part. This is a great read covering so many issues from suicide, homosexuality, abuse and drug use. It’s one you can read as a teenager and then revisit as an adult to find you have much more understanding and appreciation for the story and the characters within it.
2. Billy and me
I think I already have a favourite book of 2013! This book is one for you to look forward to and isn’t published until May 23rd, Giovanna Fletchers debut novel is set to impress! You can pre-order it right here in paperback and kindle. Billy and me is a fairytale romance about young love, following Sophie May as she is swept off her feet by famous actor Billy. Relationships aren’t simple for anyone but how can Sophie cope with being thrown into the spotlight? Put this on your list of books to buy in 2013.
3. Before I Die
Tessa is 16 years old and has leukaemia she has weeks left to live. In order to make the most of her time Tessa writes a list of things she would like to do before she dies. From feeling the weight of a boy on top of her to stealing something, she wants to try everything! If you are looking for a happy read then this may not be the choice for you, although Before I Die is fiction you get to love Tessa and her family so much and feel their pain. At the same time it’s a fantastic read that also has a lot of laughter and happiness.
4. Me before you
I must say this was at the top of my favourites list in 2012! At first glance you may think you’re about to settle down into a lovely chick-lit romantic comedy…. You may be very mistaken! Me Before You is a romantic novel, and has its moments that will make you laugh and fall in love with the characters over and over again. There are also times where it will more than likely make you want to cry.
You can read my review of this one here.
5. On the Island
I read this book in one sitting during 2012, it was a fantastic light read that i didn’t want to put down. Heres a little of what I thought… Before I had even started this book I had my doubts, how can an entire book about two people on an island possibly be any good?! Well now I can say there is a lot you can write about two people stranded on an island together and Tracey did the most spectacular job of making this such a good read. When you can’t wait to read more you know you’re onto a winner!
You can read the rest of my review for this one here.