Sunday, 14 August 2016

August's Recommended Reads

Hello everyone, I hope you are well. I thought it was about time I introduced a 'recommended monthly reads' on my blog as I tend to read quite a lot and thought that you might like some book inspo. I tend to find new books to read via other bloggers so I thought I would share what I've been loving recently too. 

Me Before You - Jojo Moyes

If you're after a tear jerker then this is the book for you. This book is a bout Will Traynor, a quadriplegic man that was injured in a freak accident which led to his whole world being turned upside down and Louisa Clark, a quirky girl next door.

Without giving too much away, the novel is a race for time whereby Louisa has to get creative and imaginative to think of new adventures for Will to experience without reminding him of his restrictions. It is truly wonderful and a controversial love story that will have you gripped to the end.

The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald 

I'm sure by now most people have watched the movie - The Great Gatsby but have you read the classic book? If not then why not?! It's a fast paced story told by the narrator Nick Carraway, a neighbor that was thrown into Gatsby's world.

The novel is luxurious, complex and scandalous. You will almost feel as though you are part of one of Gatsby's legendary parties as the events entail. You haven't experienced Gatsby until you've read the book so pick it up this month and give it a read.

Inferno - Dan Brown

You still have time to read this book before the movie is released this year! It's jam packed full of action and doesn't ever seem to stop. There are twists and turns everywhere in this book similar to Brown's previous novels in the Robert Langdon series. When I read this book I felt like I was running along with Robert and Sienna Brooks through the back streets of Florence.

The book addresses a really important contemporary issue too - overpopulation. Read and find out what one mad mans ideal resolution was and how he planned to do it.

I recommend that you read the entire series - Angels and Demons, The Davinci Code, The Lost Symbol and the latest of the series, Inferno. They are amazing books that are full of thrills and adventure.

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

A book I didn't expect to love as it was so different - following along the first person narrative of three different women, Rachel, Anna and Megan.

Rachel, the main character, is a 32-year-old depressed alcoholic, struggling to overcome the dissolution of her marriage to Tom, who left her for another woman. Rachel's drinking has caused her life to spiral out of control, with black outs preventing her to remember her drunken behavior.

The novel is a thriller filled with plot twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages. It's a bit of a slow starter but give it a chance and i'm sure you will love it as much as I and many others did.

What books are you loving at the moment? I would love to know and get some inspiration myself so please let me know in the comments below. 

Love Amber x


  1. I absolutely LOVED The Girl on The Train, I thought it was so captivating and exciting. I'm a bit worried about the film because I have it all in my mind at how each character should be. Here's hoping they do well! I've never read any of Dan Brown but I think i might add it to my list.
    Katie x x

    1. Yes I agree with you, I've already watched the trailer and the actors aren't exactly what I imagined but they may act the part so we will see! You should, Dan Brown is great.

      Amber xx


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