Book Club

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” – Fran Lebowitz

“The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.” – Mark Twain

And the quotes go on and on because reading is important and fun. Plain and simple.

In honour of World Book Day today, I thought I would do a post on my favourite books; books I cherish and books I’d thoroughly recommend.

P.S I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

Plot: It’s about a woman who loses her husband to cancer but finds he has left her letters to help her cope and move on with her life.


My thoughts: This is my favourite book. It’s well-written, romantic, funny and touching. It’ll make you laugh and cry within the same chapter.

Movie adaptation: Nowhere near as good as the books. The actors are good but the characters are far less loveable (except Gerry with his lovely accent and charm).

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Plot: A teenager in a post-apocolyptic world has to fight for her life against other innocent children in a twisted game of survival.


My opinion: This isn’t my usual kind of book at all. The plot itself would have sent me running but I found myself so engulfed. All three books in the trilogy are exceptional, featuring brilliant characters and perfect plot twists.

Movie adaptations: Great. Great cast, great loyalty to the books, great soundtracks. BUT the books are still better.

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Plot: A young lady not quite sure what to do with her life takes a job as a caring assistant to a quadriplegic man, resulting in love and heartbreak by the bucketload.


My Opinion: Absolutely heartbreaking and completely spot on. Moyes has done her research and it is reflected in this book. It is well-worth a read, but make sure to have a packet of kleenex on hand. One thing though, the sequel to this novel let me down.

Movie adaptation: Just as good as the book. I watched the movie first, but even so the book revealed new surprises that were not shown on screen.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Plot: A teenager’s secret love letters unwittingly end up in the hands of the boys she wrote them to.


My Opinion: Although this book and the two that follow are aimed at teenagers, I loved them. An easy to read teen romance with loveable characters.

Movie adaptation: I watched the movie first which led me to read the books. I’m looking forward to the sequel – yes, I know I’m 24, but I’m allowed to be 16 sometimes!

These are just a few books that I love. But there is a whole world of awesome books out there so get reading!

With Love, Abi X

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