August 15: Top Ten Book Recommendations For Your Casual Reader
Whilst I, and probably most people who are perusing my blog at any given time, am an avid reader, I am well aware that not everyone is. For that reason, this week’s post is dedicated to those people who are occasional readers, perhaps who are looking for an interesting holiday read.
1. Our Song by Dani Atkins (Contemporary)
I’m constantly shocked at how few people have heard of this incredible novel. Lengthy though it is, it features four incredible characters and a shocking twist. (Credit where it’s due, thanks to my friend Heather for recommending this one to me).
2. Unboxed by Non Pratt (YA Contemporary)
This short and adorable novel centres around friendship and loss. It’s one I’d genuinely recommend to anyone who appreciates strong character development and a beautiful story.
3. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (YA Contemporary)
A short, easy read with well developed characters and an absolutely mind-blowing twist, if you like your literature to the point you can’t go far wrong with this.
4. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (Contemporary)
Although this has been featured prominently there must still be people who haven’t read this glorious (and weepy) tale.
5. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Contemporary)
If you like your novels full of humour and unlikely love, this is such a good novel. The plot and characters are just so cute and amusing.
6. Marley & Me by John Grogan (Memoir)
Dog lover? This book is full of fun, love, family and (laterly) heartbreak. It’s brutally honest and absolutely wonderful.
7. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding (Contemporary)
Although I prefered The Edge of Reason (volume two), there’s nothing wrong with starting at the beginning of Bridget’s hilariously embarrassing life.
8. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (Children’s)
Unless you are a terrible book snob, you’ll know that children’s books are no longer only for children. This first volume sees fifteen year old Alex become a spy for MI6.
9. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (Crime/Thriller)
Often overlooked by its more famous sibling, The Da Vinci Code, this volume is pacier and has a much more interesting plot.
10. Killing Floor by Lee Child (Crime/Thriller)
The first Jack Reacher novel is wildly entertaining. We are not only introduced to one of the biggest detectives of a generation, it also features a stellar plot.
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