There’s nothing better than jumping into bed and having some serious one-on-one time with a good book! In a world filled with lol, ceeeebs and bee-tee-dubs, books are the cure in the honourable fight against a widespread IQ decrease. In my experience people who read, straight up, have more interesting things to say. In fact, one of my standard first date questions is whether the dude likes to read and if they don’t….. well, it’s unlikely they will be coming back to my place to check out my ‘book collection’ AKA underwear.
I love reading as much as a crisp new pair of killer heels and I have really been knocking it out of the park lately with my novel selections so I thought I would share a couple of my favs of late!
The Fault in our Stars – Holy moly this book is a tear jerker to the nth degree. John Green writes the main character, Hazel so spectacularly that by the 4th page you feel like she is one of ya home girls. We can all relate to a tail of ‘first love’ and this book presents just that. Oh, and they all have cancer which is where the tear-jerk factor really starts to crank up! You know you've read an awesome book when on completion you immediately start Google-ing the author and Book Depository-ing every novel they have ever written.
Favourite Quote: “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns) – Being a fan of ‘The Office’ I was pretty darn keen to give Mindy Kaling’s book a go and I’ve gotta say… it was a solid performer. Sometimes a novel by a cool celeb who just talks about their lives and other bits and bobs can be super amusing and enjoyable. This one was a quick and easy read that definitely got me gigglin' and was a perfect palale cleanser between more serious reads.
Favourite quote: “There Has Ceased to Be a Difference Between My Awake Clothes and My Asleep Clothes”
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore – Like finding a crisp twenty in an old purse, this book was an unexpected delight. Sloan takes you on an intriguing adventure quite unlike anything I've ever experienced. This special book has a subtle sprinkling of magic over the pages which makes you feel like anything is possible without having to go down the whole werewolves and wizards track. This story is a love letter to books so if you adore books as much as I do then this one will be a winner.
Favourite Quote: “All the secrets of the world worth knowing are hiding in plain sight.”
Until next time... Stay Rad-elaide... and Happy Reading!