Picking 5 favourite books is like picking the 5 body parts you'd most like not to lose - Neil Gailman
This post is dedicated to my picks of the year. I'm gonna share with you the books which I think is worth reading to. For those who have bad times choosing what to read, this is for you.
Seeing that I've achieved into creeping up to the 2014 challenge which I've set myself at (although the year hadn't quite end, yet), I'm glad to announce a few recommendation of which I think might do you as they did me.
These kinds of books are the one that contains a burst of everything in it; thrill, sadness, joy, motivations and etc, the one that could convinced you and changed your perspectives somehow.
So here goes....
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Let's get one thing straight, I'm not a fan of the Twilight series, the author's well known series which have been made into movies (I don't watch them either). But. But one look at her second book, The Host, it'd caught my attention. I don't read sci-fi but this book is another story. I remembered reading it in one go and the finale satisfied me. The good things with this book is that it does not contain heavy stuffs, like other books with the same genre and the characters are lovable and easy to get into their thoughts. This book is about what it means to be human and surviving.
I don't recommend the movie version of it though. The book is much better.
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
Anybody who knows Diane Chamberlain or have read her previous books, must know that her books are flagrant with their tragedy-mystery complex storyline, riveting characters and paramount meaning. I've never not learn anything from her works.
And so, undoubtedly, Necessary Lies is another of Diane Chamberlain's best piece! I couldn't put this down! The storyline is simple yet entertaining till the end. I'd also nearly cried towards the end of the chapter when Jane met Ivy again in their senior ages. I totally adore this book because I believe in justice, equal status between men and women and also the NO to racism and segregation. Reading this was like all flavors combined in one dish.
Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
I was to read this last year but never got around to it. But once I did, I couldn't possibly put it down! This book is unique in it's own way. As I'm a great fan of Jodi, I'll try not to be as one-sided as I could have been.
The book is about redemption, a careful measure one took in order to not let the history rewriting itself, letting go of the past ghosts and to face up to the society that's against you in every shape and form. The plot line is deep and impeccable. I can really feel myself drawn into the book every time I read and it 's filled with a sense of bravery, courage and a glimmer of hope.
Left and Leaving by Jo Verity
Jo Verity is a Welsh author, most of you haven't heard a lot about. I'm surprised that her works are not being recognized all over the world. Her writing style is different than most and the storyline made a lot more sense of everyday people's lives. You can totally relate to it.
Left and Leaving, for me is just captivating! It took me only two days to finish this and had it not been for my hectic days, I'd finished it all in one go. It's hard for me to leave Gil and Vivian, the two protagonists. I did find the ending a bit unexpected but all in all, Left and Leaving had been an interesting read. I haven't been in a long time, mind you!
I'd say Jo Verity is my new, favorite author. I'm looking forward to reading her previous books, particularly Sweets From Morocco.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
To be honest, I cried when reading this. My feeling at the time are inexplicable and so, this book is a hard one to review. But I'll try anyhow as it'd buried deep in my heart ever since I read the last sentence and closed the book.
Me Before You, is not a love story. It's about how to find yourself again, picking up the pieces and move on. I'd say the author had done a great job in writing it. It is full of realism, heart-breaking journey yet filled with inspirational moments and it just made you realize that everything happened for a reason. Lou met Will and never did they know they are going to change their lives forever. Sometimes meeting people by chance will affect your lives the most.
Oh, and I heard it's being made into a movie. I hope it does justice to the book. :)
So, that's my picks. What's yours? I'd love to hear from you.
Till next time. Wassalam