THE SECRET HISTORY by donna tartt | if you've been following my blog for a while and still haven't read this book or put it on your TBR then why the heck not.
GOING OVER by beth kephart | this was my first foray into kephart's books and i'm so glad i took the plunge - her writing style is beautiful (clearly: i would definitely recommend this book).
THE WINNER'S CRIME by marie rutkoski | (first book: the winner's curse). the winner's trilogy is one of my favourites ever although i only feel 66% qualified to say that seeing as the last book isn't out yet. but still - based on what i've read so far: highly recommended!
QUEEN OF SHADOWS by sarah j maas | a. if you've not heard of the throne of glass series then get out from under that rock. b. if you've heard of them but not read them, then get up and go. c. if you have the first book on your shelf but haven't read it, then give yourself a hard stare in the mirror - that is the fact of a traitor. d. if you've read them, i approve. if you didn't like them then i feel vvv. sorry for you but each to their own i guess.
SIX OF CROWS by leigh bardugo | if you want to know why, read my review(no spoilers). if i start talking about this book again i will either get verbal diarrhoea and you won't understand a word, or i will rant and rave (in a good way) for hours. and i'm sure neither of those options sound appealing.
THE GREAT GATSBY by f. scott fitzgerald | this book was actually a requirement for my english course this year as i had to write a text-transformation for it as part of my coursework (for anyone interested, i wrote a trio of consecutive poetic monologues in the style of 'medusa' by carol ann duffy from the POVs of George, Myrtle and Tom.) i had wanted to read this for a while as it's a classic, but most of my experience with american classics e.g the catcher in the rye always left me slightly unaffected - nothing ever happened, i understood why there might have been something about them for their time, but now, they were slightly mundane and boring. the fact that i had to read the book, watch the film, and really get in depth into each of the characters and themes in order to accurately and persuasively create my own version or transformation of something in the novel is probably what made me enjoy the book more. the film was amazing and really helped me get into each of the characters heads and recreate the 1920s atmosphere, and fitzgerald's writing style drew me in completely. so if you're one of the types of people that are never much impressed by american classics too, maybe give this one a go?
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