Hello, my lovelies. How is it April already, it literally felt like Christmas Day yesterday. Especially with the weather at the moment, 4 days of summer and England decided to give up. Recently on my Instagram I have expressed my love for reading and a few of you mentioned to me about wanting recommendations for books to read. Now I could go on for a lifetime when it comes to books, but to keep it short and sweet I’ll tell you about the four books I’ve read over Easter.
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
Jody Picoult is one of my favourite authors of all time. She makes me laugh, smile and cry all in the same book haha. I was so grateful when my mum handed me this book. Lone Wolf looks at the intersection between medical science and moral choices. If we can keep people who have no hope for recovery alive artificially, should they also be allowed to die artificially? Does the potential to save someone else’s life with a donated organ balance the act of hastening another’s death? And finally, when a father’s life hangs in the balance, which sibling should get to decide his fate? Honestly I was gripped within the first page of this book. You take such an emotional rollercoaster with each individual character that you engage with them all on such a personal level. Picoult is honestly a genius.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
We have all seen the television series, however personally I didn’t know it was based on a book. I have to say I wasn’t as impressed with the book as I was the tv show. Maybe because the tv show was so honest and open about the situation that it had such a powerful, emotional impact on me that nothing else could beat it. I can’t wait for season 2 though!
Me Life Story: Sofa, So Good! by Scarlett Moffatt
When I say this book is hilarious I honestly mean it. It had me laughing the whole way through. Not only was it funny but it was emotional too, the struggles she went through when she was younger to the person she is now is amazing. I take my hat off to her. This book honestly states that you can do anything you dream to do, no matter what anyone else says.
Inside The Firm by Tony Lambrianou
You may be thinking this is so different to the other books I’ve mentioned, but I don’t have a particular genre that I prefer. I love them all and I find history so interesting. Inside the Firm tells, with searing honesty, Tony’s violent history with the Krays (the Kray brothers for any of you that have no idea what I’m talking about, but you should!) – and the horrors of his subsequent imprisonment in top security institutions. This book made me see the whole Kray brothers and their firm in a completely different light to how other things including movies I’ve seen have put them across. I was shocked at the pure honesty of this book. Definitely recommend.
Thank you so much for reading lovelies, I would love to know some recommendations in the comments below. I do have a big pile of books that I need to read and some I want to read again but do send them over as I never say no to a good book! See you on Friday.
Sophie Joan x