Love for my Kindle
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!
I adore my Kindle too! My tastes are far more inclined to chick lit but I have heard very good things about the Perks of Being a Wallflower so perhaps I will have to download it :) xxxReplyDelete
Of Mice and Men and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn are wonderful books. Oh and I love A Clockwork Orange, Margaret Atwood and We Need to Talk About Kevin too (Though I was pretty underwhelmed by the film of Kevin).ReplyDelete
I have a nook, and I adore it! I can't wait to read The Fault in Our Stars...Looking for Alaska is one of the best books I've ever read!ReplyDelete
Um, I don't know how you feel about nonfiction, but Wasted and Madness by Marya Hornbacher are both really, really great books. Um...(walking over to bookcase) Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell, Take the Cannoli, Agatha Christie in general, Wicked, the His Dark Material series....I hope some of these help! Oh! The Stand by Stephen King is also really great.
You should definitely read The Future Homemakes Of America by Laurie Graham, its an amazing book that I just couldn't put down, also The Importance Of Being Kennedy also by Laurie Graham. Also Behind The Scenes At The Museum by Kate Atkinson. These books are so great because they're fixed in real historical time with references to historical events but from very individual amazing perspectives, and they both span most of the lives of the characters so you really get involved with them. I'm a literature student too and these are some of the books I've managed to read for pleasure which i get so little time to do. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Please read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak if you haven't! And perhaps The Alienist by Caleb Carr as well. The latter is a thriller, mystery novel set in late 1800s;. Gosh, I love it.ReplyDelete
ohh i really want a kindle. might ask for one for my birthday but i also want a michael kors watch (blogger problem hahaha) hope youre feeling better. ive been sick too. so blerrrk!ReplyDelete
Read shades of grey!! I loved it and I'm waiting desperately for the sequeleReplyDelete
I've just got a Kindle too =) I haven't unpacked it yet though as I know it will distract me too much from writing my essay which is due for Tuesday!ReplyDelete
I've recently read 'The Book Thief' and 'When God Was a Rabbit' and enjoyed them both.
If you think you might enjoy more John Green then you might be interested in the youtube channel that he runs with his brother Hank (ReplyDelete
http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers ). They've created a really awesome online community dedicated to making the world a better place. They manage to entertain you whilst also teaching you some really interesting things. You should check it out, I think you'd like it :)
I'm just about to get a Kindle for my Birthday and I am so excited! I would recommend The Kite Runner, Enduring Love, Atonement and A certain Kind of Intimacy. Happy reading xReplyDelete