Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Books for World Book Week by Savita Kalhan

It’s World Book Week this week, so I thought I would share some of my favourite reads over the last year in teen/YA and adult fiction. I hope you’ll share some of your favourites, books you would recommend, in the comments section. It’s always nice to find undiscovered treasures...

Here's my recent Teen/YA reads:

  Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Wonder by R J Palacio

Exodus (series) by Julie Bertagna

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers
The Uninvited by Liz Jensen
Secret Son by Laila Lalami

The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

And one of my all time favourite books –
 A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry


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Sue Purkiss said...

Lots that are new to me here - but I also really liked Between Shades of Grey and the one about the lighthouse in the ocean - I can never remember the name!

Am currently reading the Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. I'm sure it's going to end really badly... Am amazed by the cleverness of the storytelling and the depth and breadth of the characterisation.

Nicky Schmidt said...

Some great reads here! One of my favourite recent YA novels is The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson - wonderful voice and evocative story.

Savita Kalhan said...

Sue, I've yet to read Goldfinch, but it's on my TBR pile. I loved The Light Between Oceans.
Nicky, yes I've read that too - I fell a little in love with Joe!

Sue Purkiss said...

I read that too - I thought it was a beautifully produced book - lovely to look at as well as being a good story.

Maeve said...

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry is a superb and shocking book - one of those books that blow a world open. Still cross that I lent it to someone who never returned it.

Savita Kalhan said...

Maeve, I absolutely agree! So sad your copy's gone. I only lend mine out with strict instructions to return or else!