I enjoy reading and whilst i don't do it half as much as i wish i did, over the years there is a select few that are stood out for me, that everyone must read - or at least that i think everyone should read.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I can remember the exact moment i finished reading this book, my sister was dying my hair in the living room and as i finished, it made me feel a way that a book has never made me feel before. I don't quite know how to explain it, there was nothing to this story that really stood out but it just stirred a feeling in my that I'd never experienced with a book before. The story follows Charlie, a social awkward wallflower caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
It's no secret that i adore Sarah Dessen books; I've been reading them for years and even now as a 25 year old they're books that i still thoroughly enjoy to read. Out of all the ones I've read, The Truth About Forever has been my favourite and the one that I've loved the most. Macy has got her entire summer planned out but none of those included getting a job with the Wish catering company or meeting Wes. Macy soon discovers that sometimes you need to expect the unexpected. It's a cheesy, predictable story but its really cute and it's a lovely easy read - it's been a while since i last read this but i enjoy it every time.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
I think everyones heard about this book now but there is no way that this would haven't made this post as i think it's possibly one of the best books i have ever read. It completely pulled me in and i found it so hard to put it down. Louisa Clark gets a job as a carer for Will Traynor, a quadriplegic who plans to end is life in six months time. Once Louisa is aware of his plan, she decides to make those six months the best ever for Will and hopefully convince him that his life is worth living. It's a really brilliant read and I'd also recommend the movie too!
The Book Theif by Markus Zusak
This wasn't the easiest book to read but it's just incredible. It's set in during World War 2 and is narrated by death, it's the story of Liesel Meminger; who steals books and learns how to read with the help of her foster father. She shares her stories with her neighbours during the bombing raids and with the Jewish man that's hiding in her basement. That description doesn't makes it sound all that appealing but i really enjoyed the book. It's such a moving story and well worth the read. The movie is brilliant too.
So those are the four books i think everyone should read at least once. I've not included any obvious ones like Harry Potter because I'm thinking about doing a post like this but about book series.
Do you have any book recommendations?