I absolutely love reading. Since I finished my A levels, I have read so much since my exams finished, and I think I had forgotten how much I loved reading. Now, sitting in the garden with a book and a cup of tea with the sun on my skin is one of my favourite pass times.
It can be tricky not to be picky about what kinds of books you read, and unless you are the kind of person who can read any kind of book, you probably have a particular taste in books. You know what you like and what you don’t like, and it an be difficult to try new things because books are expensive.
The truth is that reading a variety of books is easy; and it doesn’t have to cost you lots of money because of libraries. Back when I was doing my GCSE’s, I read fiction as a form of ‘revision’ (I think I was lying to myself a little bit). I took 2 books a week from the library and I read them cover to cover, and it was all free.
So as a teen, I read a lot of different genres of books, and books are pieces of art, so they are designed to make you feel, it just depends what you want to feel. Do you like books that make you cry? Make you smile? Scare you? Shock you? It’s good to take some time to find out what it is you really like in a book.
The list I am providing are books/series of books that I read that had a lasting impact on me for whatever reason, which I’m not going to share, because if I share, you might decide against the book just because of someone else’s reaction, an that’s the exact opposite of what this post is trying to achieve. So here is the list.
- The Mortal Instruments – Cassandra Clare (6 book series)
- The Infernal Devices – Cassandra Clare (trilogy)
- All Of The Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
- Hello, Goodbye and Everything In Between – Jennifer E. Smith
- The Summer I Turned Pretty – Jenny Han (trilogy)
- The 100 – Kass Morgan (4 books now)
- Across The Universe – Beth Revis (trilogy)
- Matched – Ally Condie (trilogy)
- Girl Up – Laura Bates
- This is What Happy Looks Like – Jennifer E. Smith
- 13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher
- This Song Will Save Your Life – Leila Sales
- Everyone Worth Knowing – Laura Weinberger
- The Smell of Other People’s Houses – Bonnie Sue-Hitchcock
- Asking For It – Louise O’Neil
These are all book that I really enjoyed, and I hope that if you choose to venture through this list, you will to.
Are there any book that have really impacted you? Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned? Let me know in the comments, and thank you for reading.