Book recommendations

There’s nothing better than getting lost in a book, that feeling when you discover a great read that you just can’t put down.

I’m always looking for great book recommendations, asking friends what they’ve been reading and searching online for titles that might take my fancy.

So I thought I would share some of the books I’ve been loving lately…

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This is my most recent read, a recommendation from a friend. At first I wasn’t sure if it was going to be my kind of thing, but I can firmly say it’s probably the best book I’ve read all year.
Sterotypically, you could describe it as a ‘coming of age’ story. A plot that brings up topics of race and identity, following a young couples journey from Nigeria to America. The author tells the tale in such a captivating and throught-provoking manner that I was still thinking about his book weeks after I’d finished.
Even if you think it doesn’t sound like your find of story I would urge you to give it a go…

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

A story with a twist that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is a page turning read that makes you not want to put it down. I’d say this book definitely falls under the ‘thriller’ category, it keeps you guessing till the end and is a nice easy read.
A story told from the perspective of Cadence, a teenager from a rich American family, a family with secrets. At the end of the summer something takes place – an incident, accident or illness but she can’t remember what happens or why. The plot slowly unlocks the past, revealing an intricate web of lies with a twist you don’t see coming!

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

After all the hype around this book this summer, I’d be surprised if most of you reading this hadn’t heard of this book. Having been on many best-seller lists, I had to give this one a go.
This was a great summer read, a tale of young love and family relationships.
Maddy is allergic to the outside world and is confined to her house where a nurse and her mother take care of her. However, everything changes one day when a new family arrives next door and Maddy starts to get to know her good-looking teenage neighbour. A tale of how millennials interact over emails and texts with a heart warming ending that will leave you with warm fuzzies.

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