Bringing to you another guest post by my bookworm blogger friend, Rawan! Check out my guest post on her blog as well, right here!
As you may notice, this post isn’t written by Sprinkle of Surprise, which can only mean one thing… IT’S A GUEST POST!
Okay, as you can see from the title of this post that it’s gonna be about my Top 10 Book Recommendations!
As you’ve probably never heard of me before, I’m going to introduce myself briefly for you before I start the post.
I’m Rawan from Rawan, Myself, and I. I post about anything and everything, so I’m basically a lifestyle blogger. I post 3 times a week and accept guest posts. If you do want to guest post then please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
ONWARDS TO THE POST!
I will be including many genres in this, so I will mention them and if I -or SoS- reviewed them, so you can see our views on them.
(List is in no particular order)
1. Looking For Alaska by John Green
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary/Mystery
Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the “Great Perhaps” (François Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.After. Nothing is ever the same.
This book has been one of my top 5’s for so long that it just doesn’t make sense to not mention it on this list.
I feel like most people think The Fault in Our Stars or Paper Towns when they think of John Green, but they never mention Looking for Alaska.
It’s such an underrated book that deserves all the hype in the world.
It has a beautiful plot, and an amazing moral at the end, which I will not mention so I don’t spoil you.
It will get you laughing out loud and tearing up, it just play with your emotions so much that you just question why you’re reading it at all.
And it has one of those endings that sends shivers down your spine. It’s that good.
I give this 5/5 stars
2. The Silence of Six by E.C Myers
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary/Thriller
“What is the silence of six, and what are you going to do about it?”
These are the last words uttered by 17-year-old Max Stein’s best friend, Evan: Just moments after hacking into the live-streaming Presidential debate at their high school, he kills himself.
Haunted by the image of Evan’s death, Max’s entire world turns upside down as he suddenly finds himself the target of a corporate-government witch-hunt. Fearing for his life and fighting to prove his own innocence, Max goes on the run with no one to trust and too many unanswered questions.Max must dust off his own hacking skills and maneuver the dangerous labyrinth of underground hacktivist networks, ever-shifting alliances, and virtual identities — all while hoping to find the truth behind the “Silence of Six” before it’s too late.
This is a fairly recent read for me, but it rocketed it’s way up to the top 10 faster than any of the books on this list.
It literally sucked me in, I couldn’t put it down at all, it was just amazing!
At some points, you just start thinking ‘how in the world is he actually surviving all this?!’, but Max somehow always finds a way out.
If you want to read more about what I thought about this, then you can read my review that I wrote about it back in January.
3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Genre: Adult Mystery/Thriller
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
I think you’ve probably heard about this somewhere because this was a Goodreads 2015 awards winner and is being turned into a movie really soon.
It’s a captivating and confusing thriller that will just demand your time till you finish it.
I’ve recommended this to all my friends, and the ones who actually read it, have raved about it to me.
If you want to see what Sprinkle of Surprise has to say about this book, then you can go check out her review.
4. We Were Liars by E.Lockhart
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary/Thriller
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
I just finished reading this a couple days ago, and WOW! I couldn’t even handle the plot twist that came at the end. IT WAS TOO MUCH FOR MY FRAGILE HEART!
It’s such a short book, but it packs a punch.
If you want to read more about this book, then you can go read my review on it (coming soon).
5. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
This was a refreshing romance/contemporary with a fun twist.
It was in no way cheesy, and the characters were so fun and relatable.
I was laughing, aweing, crying, and smiling all throughout this book. And I’m not gonna even start with how cute and adorable the ending was because I won’t stop writing about it.
I also have a review on this, so you can go see that if you want to know more about how I feel about that.
6. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian/Fantasy
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, it’s most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
I read this after reading some amazing reviews on youtube and some blogs, and I was totally blown away after reading it.
It took me on a joy ride to an amazing fantasy world. You feel as if you’re there watching it all happen, but I sure as hell don’t wanna be in that world.
I also have a review of this on my blog, so you can go check that out if you want.
That’s all I have for you today, but if you want to see more of my writing, then you can go check out rawanmyselfandi.wordpress.com!
Thank you for reading, and make sure to comment down below if you’ve read any of these books.
Much love, Rawan <3 …
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