The Bookshelf: recommendations

July 13, 2016

Hello guys!

I don’t know about you but I love a good book. I am a total bookworm and have always been but it is sometimes hard to find a book in which you can totally lose yourself in the reading and forget about everything.During the last year, I have found some great books and I thought that some of you might need to find a good book for the holidays.

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Bossypants by Tina Fey

For anyone who knows Tina Fey, either from Mean Girls, SNL, or else, you know how funny she is. Well, her book is the perfect proof of how witty and fun she is. She talks about bits and pieces of her life  and basically makes you have a good time while getting a good ab workout as well. A summer must-read!

Yes, please by Amy Poehler

Same here. Amy is not a regular woman, she’s a cool woman. And an amazing one. In her books, she talks about her youth, college, SNL, being a mom, receiving an award – or not, being pregnant and getting a divorce. I listened to this one on Audible and actually laughed out loud during most of it because Amy, who is the one reading the book, is so funny and true to herself you just have an amazing time.

Paper Towns by John Green

I read the book before seeing the movie, as always, and really enjoyed it. The story and the characters make you laugh, think and smile from the beginning to the end. It’s an interesting story as it makes you ponder on life and how we live it. The character of Quentin is so likeable and so true that you follow the storyline as if you were with him. You follow him on his journey to find Margo and find yourself trying to solve the clues as he finds them and his friends are just too funny.

The Long Weekend by Veronica Henry

Set in a sea-side town, this book talks about the life of Claire, a hotel-owner and her partner, the chef of the hotel’s restaurant, as an unexpected guest from her past arrives and changes everything. Along Claire’s, the story of three other families enjoying their stay in the Townhouse by the Sea Hotel makes the hotel the centre of life changes. I loved her character and the memories from her past as it helps to understand her better.

What Alice forgot by Liane Mortiarty

I read this one in two days it was so good! Alice is a 29-year-old woman who is pregnant with her first baby when she wakes up one day and discovers that she is 39 and doesn’t remember the last 10 years, nor her three children and her life is not what she expected. The character of Alice is so funny and her story really eye- opening about how you change when you get older and how everything can change from one day to the next. Loved it. Now on my mom’s bedside table 😉

Me before You by Jojo Moyes

“Now in theatres”– This book was so goood. During the first few pages, I was a bit confused by the beginning, but the story and the characters were so endearing and unusual that I was soon hooked and read for hours at night (I then woke up so tired for Uni the next day..) because I just could not put it down. For those of you who don’t know the book or haven’t seen the movie, it’s about Louisa, a 26-year-old woman who has just been fired from her long time job at the local café. Still living with her parents, her grandpa, her sister and nephew, she applies for a few jobs and ends up getting a caregiver job for a former banker who became paraplegic after a motorcycle accident 2 days prior. She has to put up with his moody cynical attitude but soon learns something that will change both of them. The storyline is quite different as it never unfolds the way you expect it too, the characters are very deep. This one is on my mom’s reading list as well and I also bought the sequel!

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