As some of you may, or may not, know, I have come to the end of my three years of A Levels! In this time, I have had zero time to read (apart from my syllabus texts) so I CANNOT wait to FINALLY read all of the books I have gathered in the last 2 years!
I love reading about what other people are reading, so here is the list of the 6 books I aim to read this summer (1 per week I have off):
- The Book Thief
This is one of those books that I have been waiting to read for years, and I don’t particularly know what I have been waiting for. If you don’t know, this book is set in World War two Germany and about a young girl called Liesel. I cannot wait to begin reading this one, and I haven’t seen the film either so this will be the complete first time for me!
2. And The Mountains Echoed
I first read a novel by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner, last year for my literature syllabus. Whilst I did like the cultural influences and story line of The Kite Runner, I was morally shocked and upset by some of the more disturbing scenes. However, I have decided that books are supposed to make us feel something, and this doesn’t always have to be something happy. So, I’m going to give Khaled Hosseini another shot!
3. Just One Day
This one I have seen the film to and, to be honest, I wasn’t that crazy about it. However, I have been assured that the book is much better. I did not like the film because I found the story line to be much too choppy for my liking, with none of it fully developed. But I’m hoping the book will satisfy my need for this.
4. A Thousand Splendid Suns
Another Khaled Hosseini novel. This time, about the experience of young girls in Kabul. I have been recommended this particular book by so many people, as I love cultural novels, so I’m excited about this one.
5. Where Rainbows End (Love, Rosie)
Two titles because Where Rainbows End is the title of the book and Love, Rosie is the title of the film.. but I have the film version of the book (no different content, just a different cover) so it’s called Love, Rosie. Confusing.Now this film I have also seen and LOVED. Shot straight to my top ten (and I watch a lot of films).I’m really hoping the book doesn’t let me down here, although I’m sure it won’t.
6. The Good Girl
I received this book as a Christmas Present last year and may have already had a sneaky dabble (I love that word) over the first few pages. However, I soon decided that the story line was way too good and I’d get way too immersed and never pass my A Levels, so I had to put it down. But, this means I now have the full time and devotion that this book deserves (from what I have seen so far).
Thank you so much for reading!
As always, I would love some feedback in the comments! Also, if you would like to read a review of any of these books, or maybe even a collective review of them all, let me know in the comments!
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