Newbies//Reading Edition

I guess this post doesn't really have that much point to it other than to show you a couple of new reads that I picked up on a bit of a whim last Sunday, in all honesty, I just thought they looked nice together and wanted to show the photos I took.
I am going away for just over a week on Friday and have two incredibly long car journeys there and back therefore I was desperate to find something new to read. I am currently reading The Lovely Bones but was really craving some good YA romance-I don't know why because I am also desperate to read Animal Farm and Brave New World (which are as far from YA romance as you can get) but I just really wanted to get lost in a book that was beautifully written and presented some heart warming relationships.

I'll Give You The Sun-Jandy Nelson
Jude and her twin Noah are close until a tragedy drives them apart. Now they are barely speaking-and both falling for boys they can't have. Love's complicated.

I am so so excited to start this; it was recommended by Alice who absolutely loved it and insisted that I got it when I told her I was going to Waterstones. It was the first book I saw and I knew I was going to buy it; something about it just seems so heart warming and loving, even the first page ('an introduction to the characters') is so beautifully written in metaphors and poetic language-I feel like this is the kind of book where I will be more engrossed in the writing style than the actual storyline, I love books like that!

All The Bright Places-Jennifer Niven (supposedly perfect for those who like David Levithan, John Green and Rainbow Rowell-i.e me)
Theodore Finch wants to take his own life. Violet Markey is devastated by her sisters death. They met on the ledge of the school bell tower and so their story begins. Its only together they can be themselves...
But, as Violet's world grows, Finch's begins to shrink. How far will violet go to save the boy she has come to love? 

When looking at reviews of this a while ago, I was told it was quite similar to The Fault In Our Stars which I of course enjoyed so I have quite high hopes for this one. Once again, I feel like it will be packed with emotion and metaphors that sum up the ins and outs of life which is the kind of book I am really in the mood for at the moment. I noticed when in Waterstones, that there was quite a selection of books relating to the topic of suicide which, in my opinion is definitely a positive as it is raising awareness of not only the situation but also presenting the thoughts and emotions of the people. I really like how Young Adult fiction has blossomed into a genre that presents some really thought provoking issues that are so prominent in our society.

I am so excited to start both of these books over the Easter holiday and I will of course let you know how I get on with them!
Have you read either of these books? Do you have any reading suggestions for me?!
Have a great rest of your week,
Katie x

Currents: Listening: Nothing new//Reading: The Lovely Bones//Loving: Runnning//Lusting: A Topshop spree oh and this nail polish


  1. Animal Farm is one of my favourite books, I think you`ll enjoy it too. I don`t really read a lot of YA books, I prefer the classics. But I must say, the books you picked sound quite interesting.

    1. I'm definitely going to add it onto my list! I'll report back!x

  2. These books sound interesting even though I don't read many YA books. I think I might have to read a few and these seem like a good choice. I'd love to hear your reviews of them.

    1. I think if you look carefully, there can be some great YA books around! Will do!x

  3. They look really interesting! I'll have to put them on my list of books to read.
    Aleeha xXx

  4. Woah, I'll Give You The Sun looks amazing!! I might have to pick it up ;) ;) x

    Alice x

    1. Yes-definitely! I think you would love it!x


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