It’s nearly the end of the Olympic season and I have seen many book bloggers participating in this challenge including The Innocent Smiley, a blog I stumbled upon while on a follow spree on Bloglovin’. This challenge was created by Shannon from It Starts At Midnight, all of the banners used in this post were created by Shannon and are credited to her.
I’m so excited to do this challenge, even though I haven’t been watching the Olympics, I love completing blog challenges. Just a warning: there may be some spoilers in this post. So here goes!
The Book Theif!
So as many of you may know, I LOVE The book Theif! It is my all time favourite read and of course I had to find a place for it in this post.
I purchased this book accidentally because I thought I needed to read it for school (which I didn’t) and as soon as I read the first line, I fell in love immediately. My favourite thing about this book is the layout. The way death attributes a colour to the events that occur in each of the chapters at the beginning really helped me understand the mood of the characters and give a better understanding of death as an entity.
Looking For Alaska
One of my top two favourite John Green books, second to Paper Towns of course. This book terrifies me but amazes me at the same time. It’s kind of ironic how I put it up for the Favourite Road Trip award since Alaska dies in a car crash… (sorry).
The whole Infernal Devices series is one massive love triangle to be completely honest, and I think that is what makes the story so much fun to read. The love between Tessa, Will and Jem is so pure and friendship-driven that even though both
hotties men have courted the same woman, they still manage to stay friends, kill demons and save the world.
The Museum of Intangible Things
I went into this book excited and full of enthusiasm. It’s beautiful cover caught my eye straight way, but the excitement quickly diminished once I was about two pages in. I was quite disappointed and attempted to persevere in reading, but I didn’t even reach the middle when I had to give up. This is the first book I’ve ever given up on and I am not proud but it had to be done.
Beneath The Skin
I absolutely loved this book! Incase you haven’t heard, this book, although being fifteen years old now, the mystery is still as suspenseful as ever. I’m not going to rant about this, because you’ll have to read it yourself to experience the mystery and suspense encapsulated within the pages.
The Kill Order
The amount of death in this book may not be as much as many other books that have assassins as the protagonist; but the way in which the people die, and the development of the main characters into purposeful murderers, makes the bloodshed and killing much more gruesome and numerous than it is.
The Eye Of Minds
Not so much the book but the whole series. The Mortality Doctrine Series was practically a waterslide of plot twists and turns, and as soon as I trusted a character, BAM! they’re evil. BAM! they’re dead. BAM! they’re not even real!
Zac & Mia
Need I say more?
I have written a review for this book which I finished quite recently after nagging the librarians at my school for months to buy this book. I loved this book because it explained the origin of the epidemic through the eyes of Quinn MacKee, but I found that the events leading up to Quinn finding Marie were quite slow and ordinary in a sense that the events related too closely to everyday life.
This was the first box set I ever received and to this day, has got to be my most memorable Birthday present I’ve ever received.
The Northern Lights
Also known as The Golden Compass, this novel features animals in the form of daemons as well as a giant talking Polar Bear named Iorek Byrinson.
The Casual Vacancy
Don’t get me wrong, this is an amazing book, and not because it was written by J.K. Rowling, but because it addresses themes that are taboo and hard to understand, and Rowling addresses them and the people in these situations with respect and in an appropriate manner.
I struggled to get through this book because it is was not written for my age group and I know that this is not a great explanation, I could not fully understand the depth of the themes and their impact on real life.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
I was originally going to put The Game of Lives up for this prize, but the first book – The Eye of Minds – was already nominated for the A Book With A lot of Plot Twists award, and I thought that I should feature a totally different book here.
This novel was a really fun read for me. Although not one of Patrick Ness’s greatest works, I had quite a fun time reading this and loved the close understanding friendship of the characters. This group is #friendshipgoals. The way Mikey’s friends help him out of his OCD loops and can recognise the symptoms before they start show the uncommon closeness and love that flows between the group of teenagers.
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
Because The Quidditch World Cup and Triwizard tournament ar both genuine Olympic sports. Do not tell me otherwise.
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Enjoy watching the rest of the Olympics; if you don’t do that, Happy Reading 🙂
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