My love for books

Books have always been a big part of my life. I'm not the sort of person who can read a book a day but I do love to spend a good chunk of my time reading a book and when I really get into a book I can spend hours on end just reading it. 

I'm so glad that books are still books. I feel like everything is becoming digital and I know that e-books are a thing now but I don't think people will ever actually stop buying paper copies of books. 

I remember being in primary school and moving up levels of difficulty in books over the years and having to go home and read to my mum and dad and get them to sign my reading book. Now my nephew is doing that and I love that even though it's been nearly 14 years since I started primary school, technology has rocketed in that amount of time and kids are still being taught how to read proper books. Books just don't get old, do they? 

My favourite author when I was a child was definitely Jacqueline Wilson. If I made the effort now I could probably read her books and still enjoy them. I think she wrote and still probably writes the best books for a girl in her older years at primary school. I remember reading Sleepovers when I was at my grandparents house one day and it was just brilliant. 

I never got into the Harry Potter series, or the Lord of the Ring books and that's probably why I don't bother reading fantasy novels now. 

When I was in high school I loved Louise Rennison's Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging series. If you're a teenage girl - buy the series! My sister Kimmy read them and she's nearly 9 years older than me and I read them and I related to them so I'm pretty sure a teenage girl in 2015 could relate to them! I also loved reading Cathy Hopkin's Mates, Dates series, although I think I read these in the last year of primary school.

In my last couple of years at high school I barely read anything apart from the few books I was forced to read whilst studying for GCSE English - I've got to admit, Of Mice and Men was a brilliant book! 

Now I feel like my taste in books have definitely matured! Of course being a young adult, I love John Green's books and really enjoyed flying through them but my favourite book that I've read recently is All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I've been reading this book since about May because I just didn't want to finish it. It's basically a story about a boy and a girl who meet because they are both about to jump and kill themselves. The whole book describes anxiety and depression so well and I honestly think it's one of the best books I've read in a very long time and I couldn't recommend it more - it really pulls on your heart strings! 

I find reading books have become a very relaxing activity for me to do before bed or when I've been watching too much TV. 

I'd love to know your book recommendations - I'm always looking for something different to read! 


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