Books That Made Me Love Reading
(Contains mini spoilers, and affiliate links)
I started reading whilst I was still in school, however, I have never read as much in a year as I have in this past month. (I might have) But I’ve read 8 books already and it’s only the end of January.
The first book I ever read and enjoyed was The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Oh and by the way, I’m not counting the books I HAD to read in school *cough*
Jayne Eyre *cough*, which I am so upset about because I want to like it but school made me feel so much boredom towards it, booo. (Please motivate me to read the Bronte books…)
Anyway, I decided to write a little post dedicated to my first loves, because it seems fun, and I can’t bring myself to write another writing journey post just yet…
So here are the books that made me a reader.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I read this back in, erm, I want to say 2012?
I went on holiday with a friend and decided to take a book for the journey, not anticipating that I would actually like it…
It’s only a small book, but I like that. I think I much prefer to read ‘shorter’ stories, because my attention span is not very long, and I like to keep on moving, and reading new things!
Anyway, I loved the main character, Charlie so much straight away, I just had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen to him.
Then the film came out and I still liked it, although, the book is WAY better. Obviously.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
When I got back from that holiday, I bought The Fault In Our Stars straight away, and I was so excited!
This book made me cry, and cry, and cry a little bit more. But I’ve never forgotten about it, and I definitely want to re-read it. Which is a good sign because I NEVER re-read…
Then once again, the film came out, and I cried even more!
Two Brothers By Ben Elton
Now that I had started reading, my mum (who also reads a lot) gave me this book to read. Once again, I still have never forgotten about it. It’s the first real big book I ever read, and I have to admit, I think it took me about a month to get through.
The twist was so intense and so not expected, I actually had to put it down for a while to get over it. I’m not giving away any spoilers here, but this story is about two brothers in the war, one is german one is Jewish… There was a girl they both vowed to look after, which they did, and well, I won’t say anymore! Just read it!
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
I didn’t read for a little while then, because I was transitioning between going to the sixth form and then college. And wow it was all very stressful and I’m so grateful it’s all over!
So once I was ready, I was recommended this book, I don’t usually like to read romance kind of books, but this YA novel was beautiful and lovely, and again, the ending has never erased from my memory.
I loved both characters straight away, and I really wanted them to have a happy ending… OOPS sorry.
So I am going to re-read this, and hopefully creating my own ending that I will publish somewhere on the internet!
The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins
This was the first sort of ‘thriller’ book that I had read, and I instantly loved it. Although it’s quite intense, and some of the themes are very real.
I read this book very quickly and didn’t really want it to end. I then bought a few other thrillers after this (i read one but I’m scared the others aren’t going to be as good…)
Likewise, with most of the books I love, the ending was a massive shocker!
Hence why I haven’t forgotten about it.
Then the film then came out.
But in no way was it better than the book, so much was missing, I actually walked out of the cinema telling my boyfriend everything that they had forgotten to put in and how disappointed I was!
We Were Liars by E.Lockhart
Yay another shorter book! I read this book during the summer. I did read other books between all of these listed in this post, but they haven’t made the cut… Sorry.
Anyway, this book caught me, I couldn’t put it down, and I’m glad I didn’t.
Although I did need a break after this one too.
The ending is very, actually, the whole thing is very intense but I did NOT see the ending coming, and I love it when that happens.
This book really inspires me to write my own.
Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land
I read this book this in like 24 hours. I couldn’t put it down.
This was another thriller book that I read and actually liked/loved.
I found quite mild throughout. Until the end.
I’m so repetitive but I literally just love all these books because the endings catch me out!
The main character has to live with another family because her mother committed some awful crimes. The MC doesn’t want to turn out like her mum and tries her hardest to be normal, and live normally.
That’s all I’m going to say…
If there are any more books like this please comment below and tell me because I want to read more!
Thank you for reading! Tell me what book/books made you love reading, in the comment section below!
Here are the books mentioned in this post if you fancy reading them too (and if I have not spoiled them for you).
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