5 books I would readily recommend

‘Of the writing of books, there is no end’ – Ecclesiastes 12:12

There is little in this world that compares to a good book. Like a seriously good book. One that stays with you long after you’ve turned the last page. One that entertains as well as educates (I’m probably just being wordy here). And there are so many books out there, I’m always pleased with such posts that help me weed out to find the gem.

The books on this list, you’ve probably seen and most likely read. Most of these have made cameo appearances in some posts of old. My favourite book genre is YA. Anything YA sign me up!! I love those stories. But these are still books I enjoyed and thought I would share this.

Fiction.

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I can’t talk up this book enough. This book challenged my idea that I can’t read a book more than once. Because? There are more books in the world than I may ever be able to read. But I liked the story. Forget the movie, the book makes the story come alive! Truly alive. I liked the setting (the whole of my family has noticed that I love dystopian stories). And I know her sister doesn’t feature a lot but she was my favourite character. Read this book, if you haven’t yet.
  2. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker. I was happily surprised by this one. I heard it off Book tube and went into it just expecting it to kill the time. I liked the romance in this book and the characters. The story too is told from a pretty interesting perspective. This book is originally in German and it made me consider how many beautiful books I miss because they are in another language. Because of this, am strongly considering translating books into my mother tongue to make them easily accessible for other people.
  3. The O’malley Series by Dee Henderson. This is me cheating a bit. The series has about seven books. It’s got all the spice for a great book – the mystery and drama and people going about their daily lives. The romance is just the right touch. And the writing is amazing, very level headed without those unrealistic romantic scenes (don’t ask which ones, you know them). These were the first books I had read by this author and she is on my top 10 list.

Non – Fiction.

  1. The Sex Scandal by Ashley Maguire. I came across this recommendation through email. It came at a great time. I was looking to widen my reading scope and I got this. It made me curious about the entire situation. I have also read J.K Rowling’s essay on it. This is simply because we can’t afford to happily sit at the edges. Especially when information is readily available for us. I haven’t read all facets on this but I liked that it challenged what I thought I knew and gave new facts I had never come across.
  2. The Defining Decade by Dr. Meg Jay. Got me thinking, about my twenties like I am sure it was supposed to. She packs it with great stories of people picking it up. And it’s nice to have all these things laid out before you. If you feel like you are suffering from a quarter life crisis, this is a good book to shake things up.

And there are more great books out there. Maybe I’ll do another of these lists. Is there a book you haven’t read yet on this list? Also, is there any book you absolutely would recommend? I’d love to know that in the comments.

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7 thoughts on “5 books I would readily recommend

  1. I’ve only read The Hunger Games but I am definitely going to check out the others! The last one in particular sounds really interesting since I’m currently in my twenties.

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    1. Yes please. Do read The Defining Decade. Made me think about all the time I have but don’t put to good use. It gives a sense of urgency about life, not in the bad way but to capitalise on opportunities that come your way. 🥂 To making most of our twenties.
      Thank you for reading and commenting. 🙂

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    1. I know. It was very well. Even the romance bit of it. And I know the reluctant hero is a very common trope but I think Katniss wore it very well.
      Any other book you’ve read that was a delightful surprise?
      Thank you for reading and commenting. 🙂

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      1. Agreed! Fiction-wise, I was pleasantly surprised by Susannah Clarke’s “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell,” which was incredibly creative and entertaining. Non-fiction, I really enjoyed Lauren Winner’s “Girl Meets God,” which accounts her transition from conservative Judaism to Orthodox Judaism to Christianity. I had heard mixed reviews so didn’t have high expectations but it was so heartfelt and thoughtful.

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