a Girl Who Reads

“Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for you, and the things they claim are junk. You’ll find what you need to find. Just read.” Neil Gaiman

Angels & Demons

Angels & Demons - Dan Brown

 

 

I LOVED IT , the best thriller book I have ever read.
Thrilling and captivating till the end.

 

 

~ "Faith is universal. Our specific methos for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves." ~

The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr., Linda Antonsson

 

A must read for all (A song of Ice & Fire) , (Game of Thrones) fans.

The Foundation Vault

The Foundation Vault - Lee F. Herrick

 

a brilliant read !! IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING
I can't wait for the second part!

Outrun The Moon

Outrun the Moon - Stacey Lee

 

 

This book was so amazing !

i LOVED it

Great chracters, Beautifully written, it was really amazing !

Mercy was an absolutely wonderful protagonist.

nothing more to say ! I don’t want to spoil anything !

i HIGHLY recommend this book. HIGHLY!

 
 

 

Liesel Meminger ♥

 

 

 

“Jesus, Mary …”
She said it out loud, the words distributed into a room that was full of cold air and books. Books everywhere! Each wall was armed with overcrowded yet immaculate shelving. It was barely possible to see the paintwork. There were all different styles and sizes of lettering on the spines of the black, the red, the gray, the every-colored books. It was one of the most beautiful things Liesel Meminger had ever seen.
With wonder, she smiled.
That such a room existed!
Even when she tried to wipe the smile away with her forearm, she realized instantly that it was a pointless exercise ...

 

~  Markus Zusak, The Book Thief ~

 

 

 

Letter From Chris McCandless to Ron Franz

 

Letter From Chris McCandless to Ron Franz

 

“I'd like to repeat the advice that I gave you before, in that I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

If you want to get more out of life, Ron, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty. And so, Ron, in short, get out of Salton City and hit the Road. I guarantee you will be very glad you did. But I fear that you will ignore my advice. You think that I am stubborn, but you are even more stubborn than me. You had a wonderful chance on your drive back to see one of the greatest sights on earth, the Grand Canyon, something every American should see at least once in his life. But for some reason incomprehensible to me you wanted nothing but to bolt for home as quickly as possible, right back to the same situation which you see day after day after day. I fear you will follow this same inclination in the future and thus fail to discover all the wonderful things that God has placed around us to discover.

Don't settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon. You are still going to live a long time, Ron, and it would be a shame if you did not take the opportunity to revolutionize your life and move into an entirely new realm of experience.

You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.

My point is that you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this new kind of light in your life. It is simply waiting out there for you to grasp it, and all you have to do is reach for it. The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances."

 

~ Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild ~

 

Mad Girl's Love Song

 

absolute favourite poem

 

Mad Girl's Love Song

 

~ Sylvia Plath ~

♥♥♥

 

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

The stars go waltzing out in blue and red,
And arbitrary blackness gallops in:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed
And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

God topples from the sky, hell's fires fade:
Exit seraphim and Satan's men:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I fancied you'd return the way you said,
But I grow old and I forget your name.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

I should have loved a thunderbird instead;
At least when spring comes they roar back again.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

All the bright Places By Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven

 

Title : All the Bright Places

Author : Jennifer Niven 

 ~ The story is about Finch, a suicidal highschool Student, and his classmate Violet, who is coping with the death of her sister.
They meet unexpectedly on the ledge of the bell tower at school, Finch talks Violet off the ledge and saves her, but when students notice them, he pretends that she saved him. He is already the“the freak” of the school, and he doesn't want people to think the same about her.
later on, when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, Finch and Violet make some great discoveries and adventures !

"All the bright places" is told from the perspectives of the two main characters. Both are interesting and unique. both struggling from deep sadness.
The chapters told from Finch’s point of view gave a really clear picture of what it must feel like to be bipolar, to be depressed, to have to deal with a mental illness !

I shed a lot of tears on the last chapters, this book broke my heart. ~

SPOILER ALERT!

1984 By George Orwell

1984 - George Orwell

 


This Book was Amazing.

***

It is the year 1984.
Winston Smith, a citizen of Oceania, and a member of the party, wherever he is, he is always watched through telescreens, always in fear of Big Brother.
The Party controls everything and forcing people to use a new invented language called Newspeak, to prevent political rebellion and get rid of words related to it.
it's slogan is :
" WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH"

 

Winston dislikes the party and he doesn't want to be under their control, He illegally purchased a diary in which He writes his thoughts all related to the Party and his life. and got in touch with a powerful party member "O'brien" whom he believes is a secret member of the Brotherhood (a group that works against the party).
He was rebelling.

 

well ! Winston works in the Ministry of Truth, and while he is in work, He notices a beautiful girl, staring at him, and worries that she's watching him to turn him to the thoughtcrime, and he is afraid for all the thoughts he is thinking are against the party.
but one day, Winston receives a note from the girl telling him that she loves him, and that Julia is her name, they start a love affair, always hidden, and while his love for Julia grows , his hate for the party grows more and At last, he receives a message that O’Brien wants to see him.

 

in their meeting, O'brien convinces Winston and Julia that like them he Hates the party and that he is a member of the Brotherhood, he asks them to join him and gives Winston a copy of Goldstein’s book.

 

Winston reads the book to Julia in their secret place, suddenly, soldiers barge in and capture them, Winston was taken to the Ministry of Love, he finds out that O’Brien is a spy who pretends to be a member of the Brotherhood.

 

O’Brien spends months torturing Winston and finally sents him to Room 101 where he is forced to face his biggest fear, Rats, Winston is so afraid that he gives up Julia, He asked O'brien to do it to Julia, not to him and that's what O'brien wanted all along.

Winston is released, he meets Julia but he doesn't feel a thing for her anymore, and He has finally accepted the Party and realized that he loves Big Brother.


---> favourite Quotation :
"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

 

♥♥♥

* I Highly recommend this books *

YA Debuts 2016

 

YA Debuts 2016

That I really want to Read

 

 

 

Armada

Armada - Ernest Cline, Wil Wheaton

 

 enjoyable, fun, geeky ♥
i'm a huge Fan of the writer and I have been following the updates for Armada since the moment i heard about the book.
***
well ! our hero, Zack Lightman, finds out one day that the video game he's been addicted to for years is actually a training simulator to help prepare humans for war against aliens. and so he starts his adventure and journey to save the world.
***
there is a lot that i liked about the book, like the idea that the government has been secretly training the world to prepare for an alien invasion through video games. now, that was an awesome idea. i Loved it.
what i didn't like was some parts at end of the book, Like : WHYY !!! T.T then i decided to give it 4 stars instead of 5 because of that !
***
favourite characters : Xavier and Lex. ♥
***
very recommended to gamers and sci-fi fans.

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

 

great psychological thriller ! once i started reading it i couldn't stop !

the main character is Rachel *the girl on the train*, a depressed drunkard, she spends her days pretending that she's going to work, everyday she takes the train that goes past a stretch of cozy suburban houses, and on her little journeys she daily watch and imagines the life of the same couple who live in one of the houses. she named them *Jess and Jason*. They are the perfect couple, or at least they are inside her head. but one day , Rachel sees Jess Kissing some guy, a guy who wasn't Jason her Husband, and she’s devastated.
Jess goes missing soon after that, and Rachel manages to get herself into a huge mess, a lot of secrets, dirty secrets.

i really enjoyed this book, it was just amazing.

P.S. I Still Love You

P.S. I Still Love You - Jenny Han

 

 

i expected that ending ! and it was nice ..
this was an amazing book , Great romance ♥ both this one and "to all the boys i've loved before"
i really enjoyed it.

this book starts just about where To All the Boys I've Loved Before left off.
i knew John was going to come into the story, and that it's all going to be complicated. i LOVED him ! a wonderful character, but i was always like " team Peter " all the way :3
very satisfied with that ending ..

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han

 

 

I really liked this book ♥ cute

Lara Jean has written love letters to all the boys she loved in the past but never sent them, she kept them hidden in a hatbox given to her by her mother. Those letters get mailed and she has to deal with the consequences.

I liked how the story dealt with family as well as relationships , and how after their mother died , Margot and Lara Jean took care of their little sister Kitty and also their dad.
I loved Josh from the very beginning , i wanted Lara Jean to be with him so bad and then came Peter, and oh! he's so amazing. i'm in LOVE with Peter ♥

I'm really excited to start the next book.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

 

A Thousand Splendid Suns

by Khaled Hosseini
 
"One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls." ♥
A dramatic story about the lives of two women in Afghanistan. a story full of tragedies, sadness, hope, sacrifice, friendship and love.
it was amazing
i highly recommend it.

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