Favourite reads

20.7.09

I saw this tag on Ellie's blog Ohmakemeup and thought it was a nice idea and so I have compiled a list of my own top 6 reads to share with you. I tag anyone who would like to do it!

First up, the Harry Potter series of course! A very predictable choice from me but they really are my favourites. The first book I read was the 4th in the series which was a bit silly. I had actually never heard of them until my Mum bought the 4th book from her book club. I read it on holiday, loved it then started the series from the beginning. I have re-read the whole lot quite a few times since.


Next is The Shining by Stephen King. I love anything by Stephen King but this book especially stands out for me as a favourite. His books scare the living daylights out of me but I still love them. The film adaptation with Jack Nicholson is one of my fave films and I recommend the book and film to everyone!


Next up is another Stephen King book The Long Walk which is one of 4 stories in The Bachman Books when he wrote under the name Richard Bachman. Reading this story exhausted me and the end confused me but I loved it and it stands out as a really good read. All 4 stories are great so the book is a great buy!


A girlier book choice would be Twenty Times A Lady by Karyn Bosnak. This is chick-lit at its best. The main character Delilah, hits her limit of men she has allowed herself to sleep with and decides to track each one down to give them another chance and see if one of them is "The One". It's really funny and a bit different to the usual chick-lit.. I recommend this one!


Intensity by Dean Koontz is just brilliant. It is set in a 24 hour period and it's full of twists and turns, gruesome bits, scary bits, suspense, and a psychopathic killer!


And last up is The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom. I loved this book so much. It's about Eddie who dies and journeys through heaven and meets..you guessed it, 5 people! They are all people who have affected his life in one way or another, some of them without him realising. Great book! I really recommend it.


I look forward to reading other people's lists!

V xxx

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24 comments:

  1. Great post! I am liking the sound of Twenty Times a Lady, thanks for the recommendations.

    Think it would be a good idea to start a Blog Book Club! xx

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  2. they all sound really interesting, I have read the shining, its such a good book, have u ever read anything by James herbert? hes another horror writer and his books are really good too xx

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  3. Oo good books. It's nice to see something different! I am really into the Twilight series at the moment, have you read any of them? If not you should!! :) x

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  4. Thank you for doing the tag :)
    I love Harry Potter too, my sister doesn't like them and I just don't get it! The Five People You Meet In Heaven sounds really interesting, thank you for the recommendation :) xx

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  5. I liked the film (the shining) but it scared me a bit lol.

    And the last book 5 people you meet in heaven we were read an extract in English and a peice of our cw was to write as if we were eddie and we had to write about one person we met though. I wrote about a little boy who I was friends with when I was younger who ran accrooss the road when we were playing chasing games and they got run over by a car. !

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  6. I'll definitely have to add that last one to my to read list, sounds really interesting! I love this tag, i'll have to do it myself x

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  7. @jo - it's great if you like girly books! i enjoyed doing this post. it reminded me that i don't read enough these days. xx

    @becky - no i haven't but i'm going to check him out. thanks! xx

    @nicola - i plan on buying them soon, they look like my sort of books! xx

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  8. @ellie - my mum and sister have never bothered to read any of them and they refuse to. i keep telling them they will enjoy them but they don't believe me! xx

    @luc - that is such an interesting thing to do for coursework! i wish we had done that when i was at school :( xx

    @kirstyeve - definitely read it if you can! it's really good. xx

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  9. Great great post.. love the books. Im a lord of the Rings nut so the only one i disagree with is the Harry Potter :P hehe
    I love posts that are nothing to do with make-up.. im getting to learn so much about you.. its so nice! :) xxx

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  10. @tali - aww can't you like both! lol.
    xx

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  11. yeah post! I love books so much! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  12. My fave authors are jeffrey archer and sydney sheldon but i love books so much i could never choose any faves! :P

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  13. @iva - i did thanks, hope you did too! xx

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  14. @superficialgirl - i found it quite hard to be honest! xx

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  15. I've never read the Harry Potter series and think I really should one of these days. What a great idea for a post. I will try to do this too!

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  16. I'm still building up the courage to watch The Shining. I've seen a bit but not the whole thing. Started watching it on my own once when I figured it wasn't the best idea hah!

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  17. Great, I'm looking for some holiday reading... I fancy 20 times a lady and 5 people you meet in heaven.
    Excellent post! x

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  18. Great post and interesting book list. I have always wanted to read a Dean Koontz book but strangely never have.... May add this one to my never ending list along with 20 times a lady! <3 xx

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  19. @michelle - omg you should, they're brill!! xx

    @butterfly - i've seen it about 20 times and i still can't watch it by myself! tooo scary! xx

    @shopaholic - glad i could help you out! xx

    @danielle - intensity is definitely worth a read. it's a favourite of my mum and sister too! xx

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  20. HARRY!!! hahaha




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  21. OMG I love this, will add this to my 'to do' tags!! xx

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  22. @girlwiththegoldentouch - cool :) xx

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  23. Stephen King has written some great books, my favourite is Carrie though :)

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