Happy May everyone! One more month closer to winter woollies (not that anything is stopping me from rugging up), warm cups of tea (strong, dash of milk no sugar) and reading books in front of the fire (or gas heater in my case).
Now, welcome to “The Bookshelf”. Here I will share with you some good bad and ugly books that I have recently read, either warning you to not read (they may ruin your life) and books that you must, and I mean must read.
Something that you should know about me. I am a serial book reader. I always, and I mean always have a book, or two, or maybe three on the go. I have read books that will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love… with the characters that is.
I have to admit that I have read a lot of books lately, despite girly dates, late nights doing homework and general life.
The most recent is ‘The Strange and Beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender’, by Leslye Walton.
Pain in love is the Roux family birthright. For Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is key to her fate. Ava traces the lives and loves of the Roux women as she tries to understand what has made her who she is and what she will become. On the night of the summer solstice, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air and Ava’s fate is revealed. This is a story that will make you weep and see love in a different way. The not so mainstream way.
Another (real) stunner is Endgame: The Calling, by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton.
The end of the world is coming. Play now. Or we all lose. After centuries waiting in secret, twelve unbroken bloodlines, armed with hidden knowledge and lethal training, are called to take humanity’s fate into their hands. Written into this book is a puzzle. Solve the puzzle and you will find the key to open a cose of gold. Play. Solve. Endgame is here. This story will have you yelling in frustration and loving it more and more with every page. For the lovers of Dystopian and action, and those who like to “shake it up a little”
And finally, I am Juliet, by Jackie French.
Everyone knows the story of Juliet Capulet and her love for Romeo. The star-crossed lovers from the warring Capulet and Montague families in Verona whose love was doomed. But who was this girl Juliet? This story will give you the point of view of the young Juliet and how she would have felt. Tears, cries of joy and grief this book is for all the romantics at heart.
Now a little bit of humour for your day….
Stay tuned for more “on the bookshelf” posts (trust me there will be heaps).
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