So, I have still been feeling lousy and came home last night instead of today because I literally couldn't do much except sleep and eat and read.
It's been lovely to be home, especially because of one little thing- my Kindle.
I asked for one for my birthday but yesterday, after 3 days of only having the energy to read, I finished the last novel of my university career, and just felt completely lost. As a literature student, I've spent the last 4 years reading a book (or two) a week, every week. Every week meant a new book to push myself through. Hours and hours of reading. Now it was over.
I initially suggested getting my present early yesterday, and was half joking. But before I knew it my parents had agreed it was a good idea to give me something to do when I wasn't quite tired enough to sleep but too sick to do much else.
So yesterday, just after getting off the train, my Mum walked out of Tesco with a bag. My kindle.
I opened it and plugged it in, and I don't think I've put it down since.
I'm 24 hours I have read two books- The Fault in Our Stars (recommended to me by Maggie) and then today Before I Go To Sleep.
I enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars. It made me cry. It was difficult to put down. But I did think I would have enjoyed it more when I was 17. It is very much a young-love book, but I've wanted to read Looking for Alaska for a while (The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of my favourite books and I've heard they're similar) so I will definitely read John Green again.
I couldn't put Before I Go To Sleep down, but like a lot of thriller novels, I found the ending a little disappointing. I don't know. I absolutely loved the book and it has a lot of twists and turns, but the ending left me feeling a little disappointed.
So now, you guys. What books should I be reading next? I'm not going to have as much time to read after this weekend (my uni work has kinda taken a hit this week so I'm gonna have to get on that!) but I'd like to have something to read when I have an hour or so to kill.
Books I love are...
- anything by Bret Easton Ellis
- or Chuck Palahniuk
- The Picture of Dorian Gray
- The Godfather
- The Beach
- The Shining
- anything by Margaret Atwood
- We Need To Talk About Kevin
- One Day
- The Perks of Being A Wallflower
- The Help
- The Catcher in the Rye
- The Great Gatsby
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- A Clockwork Orange
- The Sorrows of an American
I know, I know, I have the taste in novels of a 15 year old emo boy (my music taste is just the same!). So, book recommendations are much appreciated!
I promised regular updates will be starting again soon. Just been a really sucky week!