A Winter Reading List...

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 ·

As a book worm through and through I need absolutely no excuse to just curl up and read my book. However, since the dark evenings have well and truly set in it seems so much more appropriate to snuggle up on the sofa with a few candles lit and a hot chocolate (with marshmallows and whipped cream) to read a few chapters of my latest book obsession. If you're in need of some recommendations then look no further... 

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
By this point, if you haven't already heard of The Maze Runner you must have been hiding out in a cave for the past few months! This is a book that's been on my iPad for months and months and only when it came out on film did I finally get around to reading it. This book has so many twists and turns it's guaranteed to keep you turning the pages until the very end at which point you'll immediately want to pick up the sequel, The Scorch Trials, to find out what happens next. 

The book starts with the doors to the lift opening and Thomas getting his first view of the Glade, his new home at the middle of a huge stone maze. All he and the other Gladers know is that they need to find a way out of the maze, although what will await them when they finally do escape, no one knows and with Grievers in their way it may not be as easy as it would first seem. 

If you liked The Hunger Games or Divergent then I can't recommend this highly enough. 

We've all heard the saying 'live everyday like it's your last' and very few of us will ever actually take this to heart and do anything about it but this book will make you think again.

Set in a US high school, Sam is killed in a car crash on the way home from a party and is then forced to relive that day over and over again until she can find out the real cause of the accident. This story involves it all, love, betrayal, friendship, plus so much more.

I challenge you not to fall in love with each and every aspect of this book. 

There's something about the idea of the circus which draws us all in but nowadays the reality of the circus is typically a (huge) letdown - Cirque de Soleil doesn't count people! So since real life circuses don't live up to our imagination then a book about a circus seems the next best thing!

Le Cirque de Reves is open only from nightfall to dawn (yep you read that right) and appears without warning with only a handful of people knowing where it's next stop will be. There are so many tents that you couldn't possibly hope to visit them all in a single night so a return trip is must to continue your explorations, the question is though, will the circus still be there tomorrow night.

I was completely enchanted by this book, nearly missing my stop on the train on more than one occasion. All I wanted to do when it was done was start it all over again!

What's on your reading list?

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