Good morning sweet peas!! 🙂
So today I thought I would write a quick review of my holiday reading list 🙂 Sadly these holidays were only for two weeks, and I now only have tomorrow, then I am back to school for final exams! 🙁 These books I read collectively over last term and these holidays (when I had the flu) 😀
- Tower of Ravens – Kate Forsyth
My mum put me on to this book series, and we both started on book 4 not realising it wasn’t the first novel haha! 😀 But since it is a two series of three it made sense 🙂 I really enjoyed reading a more fantasy based book, and whenever a book has witches, and mythical creatures, and fairy’s… I am in! 😉
- Goodbye Sarajevo – Atka Reid & Hana Schofield
This is a non-fiction book about two sisters as refugees of the Bosnian war (1993), and it is truly one of the most moving books I have ever read. It isn’t too heavy, and I don’t think there is anything in there you couldn’t cope with, however it is very eye opening, and very poignant in todays setting. I studied this one for English, and I have read it several times because of how good it is! 🙂 It is truly a book full of hope.
- The Help – Kathryn Stockett
I mean, I imagine most of you have heard of this one! Very similar to the movie 9which came afterwards) but it opens out the story more. I absolutely love this book because I laugh and cry and just get so hooked whenever I read it 🙂 I watched the movie when I finished, and I just remembered why I love both of them so much 🙂 Another truly moving novel.
- Spy for the Queen of Scots – Theresa Breslin
I got this novel a couple of years ago because I am always up for a novel about Tudor England! However this one tells the perspective of Mary Queen of Scots, who throughout history is often dismissed as a naive girl. But I truly love this novel as it gives more insight into the world in France and Scotland during this time, and tells a hooking story 😀 It is fictional, but based on real events which is a genre I love! 🙂
- The Underground Girls of Kabul – Jenny Nordberg
This is one of my top favourite novels of all time 😀 It was written mostly around 2011 (I think) and is based on the findings of an investigative journalist who interviewed numerous Afghani women, predominantly living in Kabul. This is an eye opener of a novel, and though it is based on real life, and contemporary, events, it is written like a story being told. It is powerful, and inspiring. I have read this several times, and would recommend it to everyone, as it sets a necessary challenge to us future generations. Love, love, love this!
- Midnight Jewel – Rachelle Mead
I read the first novel of this series last year, The Glittering Court, and I really loved it! It is well written, and has a well-paced story that got me hooked 🙂 Though it is fictional, it has a lot of parallels between the colonisation of America from the UK, although light heatedly. It makes a social commentary on topics such as religion, colonisation, and freedom, whilst telling a really interesting story.
So that’s my holiday reading list! I think its a nice mix of fiction, non-fiction, and different topics. 🙂
I would love to hear if you have read any of these, what you thought of them, what you would recommend, and what is on your holiday reading list! 🙂
Until next time,