Making Up For Monday [8/11]

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Today’s Question: What books would you recommend most?

Now I could go on and on about books I recommend. I am planning on staring a feature on my blog about book recs. Since I have already done a book rec for books I have loved so far this year (Which you can check out here)! Because I have already done a rec on books I have read so far this year, I am going to do this on a few that I absolutely love and are some oldies but some goodies!

wintergirlsWintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

This is a pretty dark contemporary with some deep topics and issues. The main character Lia just lost a friend and suffers from an eating disorder. I feel like as a female growing up in the world today we face so many pressures to look a certain way and many girls face and suffer from eating disorders. The writing was absolutely beautiful and the story was emotionally wrenching. I feel like we all go through points in life we were suffer from something or have inter battles and struggles with ourselves and Laurie Halse Anderson just did a fantastic job conveying all those feelings.



Looking For Alaska by John Green

Many people either really love this or they don’t I have heard, but I am definitely one that loves this book. I finished it in one sitting and just couldn’t put it down. Feeling lost and trying to find yourself is something that everyone goes through at a point in their life, whether while they are young or even at an older age. This book had everything that I could hope for in a good book. I was laughing and crying and felt like I was with a good friend, discovering life and figuring out the world. I loved all of the quotes and references to literature and the characters were fantastic and youthful. The thing I loved most about this book is it doesn’t go how you would think and leaves you wondering why.

450a319f8da0884ee0da7110.L♠ The Giver by Lois Lowry

I am currently rereading this for the 4th or 5th time and I really do love this book. I think it is a wonderful modern classic introduction to a dystopian world. I think the elements of the world and the community in which the book focuses on are so intriguing. I have found myself questioning so many things while rereading this and noticing things I haven’t before. It is definitely a place I am glad I do not live in. I will say that the aspects of the plot and characters are super fantastic, but it is more of the thought provoking created by reading the novel that bring about many questions and leaves you with unease. If you haven’t already I recommend picking this up especially since the movie is coming out!


I think I am going to stop there! If you would like book recommendations on a certain genre or sub genre I would love to create some! Just leave a comment about what you would like to see!

What are some books you always seem to be recommending? Or maybe even some books you would recommend to me? 


4 thoughts on “Making Up For Monday [8/11]

  1. I’ve actually read and loved all of these! Great list 🙂 The one book I have always recommended to people is If I Stay by Gayle Forman, but with the movie coming soon most people have heard about it. I need to find another go-to recommendation, LOL


  2. Sophie kinsella’s Can You Keep A Secret is what I’m reading now and I seem to be really enjoying myself. It’s so funny and lightening.
    I’ve just downloaded Looking for Alaska. Should be my next read (I want to know if I’m one of those who love it or hate it. I hope it’s the former)

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