As the nights get dark and the leaves fall off the trees, I like to embrace the cosiness of autumn turning into winter and re-read some of my old favourites. I’m trying to re-read a book a month now because there are so many worlds I want to explore all over again. I used to re-read so much but lately I haven’t had as much time.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
When I first read this book, I didn’t love it immediately, so I’m really interested in seeing how much I love the beginning when I’m re-reading it. Perks was made into a movie starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, and is written in the form of letters send to “a friend.” It’s definitely a novel for fans of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and offers a modernised version of Holden Caulfield’s story.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
I completely adore all of Maggie Stiefvater’s novels, and Shiver is one of my favourites. It’s not often that I read a supernatural novel that I love, never mind a werewolf novel. It truly is the best werewolf novel I have ever read, and will most likely ever read. Grace, the protagonist, has grown up watching the wolves, and one wolf in particular. A strange turn of events means that Grace is caught up in the world of the wolves, and Sam is more reachable than she once thought.
The Mediator: Love you to Death & High Stakes by Meg Cabot
This is a bind up edition of the first and second books in the Mediator series. I adore them so much, and I can remember reading them when I was 10 and devouring them very quickly. Some of the content did worry me when I was younger, so I’m looking forward to reading them with more maturity than I had then. Suze Simon has always been able to see spirits and it’s her job as a mediator to help them fulfil their wishes so that they can pass on. Some are simple, but some can also be troubling…
The Isobel Journal by Isobel Harrop
This book is AMAZING. It’s the type of book you can curl up with and read within an hour, and then you’ll want to go back and read it all over again. It’s a collection of drawings by the author, compiled to create a snapshot into her life. Isobel is also one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, which is really reflected in The Isobel Journal.
Holly29 October, 2014 at 7:30 am
I have a lot of trouble with The Perks of Being a Wallflower because like you I didn’t love the book immediately.
I actually heard about the film first and it is one of my all time favourite films – but when I read the book I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much. Sometime in the future I’d love to re-read it and hopefully will enjoy it more.
The Isobel Journal sounds amazing! Great post!
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Charlotte29 October, 2014 at 8:07 am
ooh I like the sound of Shiver and those Meg Cabot books even though I’m a bit old for them!
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Chloe Lauren29 October, 2014 at 10:49 am
These are all the books I have always wanted to read but never had the chance. They all look so good though and up until recently I didn’t know there was a movie of The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. Oops!
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Anya1 November, 2014 at 5:23 pm
I’ve just finished re-reading The Mediator series, I loved them when I was – oh my god your age!