Over the past couple of years I have read a few novels. Some of them where good, some bad, and some have made the cut of my top 5 favourite books of all time.
Without further ado, here are some novels that have stuck with me over the years.
1) The Uninvited by Tim Wynne Jones
This story takes place near the lovely town of Perth. A place where you have to “drive into town” to see any signs of life, but a lovely town all the same. All seems good and well for Mimi Shapiro who has escaped the city life in New York to spend some alone time in the great outdoors. Mimi’s father-an artists, has agreed to let her stay in his cottage for the summer. Mimi has driven all the way there in her beloved Mini Cooper. Everything seems perfect until she opens the door to the cottage and finds that someone else has already been living there. Jay, a struggling musician has been the one living in the cottage. Jay accuses Mimi of leaving dead birds and snakeskin on his pillow, but Mimi had just driven down from New York, meaning there is no way she is the culprit. Who is behind these strange occurrences, and how will Mimi and Jay stop them?
The Uninvited is a great suspense novel that has unexpected twists and turns along the way.
2) Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
As you might recall if you read my February Wrap Up an March Classic Challenge I read Me Before You last month and have not stopped talking about it since! This novel is unlike anything I have ever read. I have inserted the link to the post that goes into further detail about this novel above. Honestly stop what your doing right now and go read this novel, you won’t regret it. Also there is a sequel coming out this fall called After You. I cannot wait!
3) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
This novel follows a boy named Christopher Boone and his mother Judy Boone. Although it is not specifically said, Christopher has Asperger syndrome. Despite this, Christopher is an incredibly intelligent math student and a boy with a likeable personality. Christopher’s syndrome limits the thing he is good at, such as trying to interpret peoples emotions or expressions. As a result, he is not very good at interacting with people because he tends to be bluntly honest. This novel takes us through the incredible life that Christopher Boone leads and the adversity he faces along the way.
4) A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Surrounding our main character Miriam, this novel takes place in Afghanistan in the 1960’s. After Miriam’s mother passes away, her father forces her to marry a much older man at the young age of fifteen. A war against the soviets breaks out, and Miriam’s brothers are sent off to fight. A boy named Tariq who is a few years older than Miriam becomes a dear friend to her during these tough times. This story takes you on an incredible journey of a young girl living in Afghanistan during warfare.
5) To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
A classic that most people are forced to read in high school. Unlike most of my classmates, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. This story surrounds a trial about a man named Tom Robinson a black man who is accused of raping a white woman named Mayella Ewell. Set in the 1930’s this novel shows the harsh reality of not being accepted in a town where racial segregation is very much predominant.
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Until next time,