My original plan for today was to put up a post about different products I’ve recently used up, but to be honest, I wasn’t feeling it. The pictures I was taking weren’t coming out well and I’m really bored of talking about makeup at the moment (shocker, I know!). Seeing as how my September favorites post is going up on Friday, I thought I’d take a break from makeup for a day and talk about another favorite thing of mine: books!
These books aren’t necessarily my favorite, but they’re all fantastic reads in one way or another. I really love when I find a book that is so enthralling it’s nearly impossible to put down. Books offer up a way of escaping our world for a little while and experiencing something new, even if it’s only in our imagination.
- Girl Online On Tour is the sequel to Zoe Sugg’s debut novel Girl Online. It follows Penny, the main character, and her adventures while she’s on tour with her rockstar boyfriend. While this book is well below my reading level, it was still an entertaining read and holds a special place in my heart. I absolutely adore Zoe, or Zoella as she’s better known from YouTube, and while Luke and I were England he surprised me with a copy of this book that had been signed by Zoe herself!
- On Dublin Street by Samantha Young was impossible to put down! I read this in about 48 hours, and that’s only because I was at school at the time and had classes to attend and exams to study for. Jocelyn is an American woman living in Scotland, whom after moving into a new apartment finds herself begrudgingly growing closer and closer to Braden Carmichael. This book is classified as a contemporary romance, or new adult book, and it is so good. The characters are entertaining and intriguing and the romance in this book is incredibly steamy. I highly recommend this one if you’re looking for something fun and a light hearted.
- I’ve been a lover and reader of Sarah Dessen for a while now, and again, while this next book is a little too young for me at this point, it holds a special place in my heart. Besides, I truly believe that there’s no age limit on books; simply read what you enjoy. Just Listen is about a highschool girl named Annabel who appears to have the perfect life, complete with a modeling career and loving family. However, as the book progresses you learn more and more about Annabel’s life and about a jarring secret she’s hidden from her everyone she knows. The combination of funny characters, a cute, music obsessed boy, and a heartfelt story help make this book one of my all time favorites.
- It’s no secret that John Green writes amazing books, and Looking for Alaska is no exception. The book follows Miles Halter and his average life as he starts his first year at Culver Creek Boarding School. However, upon his arrival he meets several people who turn his average life into a series of exciting adventures. This book was another one I didn’t want to put down, and the plot twist provided for an unexpected turn of events.
- It’s been awhile since I’ve read The Last Time I Saw Paris, but it’s such an incredible book that I plan on reading about it again soon. Any book that’s set in Paris immediately grabs my attention as it’s my all time favorite city. Set in WWII, this book by Lynn Sheene is about an American woman and a British man who get caught up in the events of the Nazi occupation of Paris and must fight for their beliefs, each other, and the city they now call home.
I hope you enjoyed reading about some of the books I’ve enjoyed over the years! Let me know in the comments below one of your favorites, I’m always looking for something new to read.
Thanks for reading!