What’s fall without some good books to read? It’s officially now time to get super geeky over books and I couldn’t feel any more contented!
When it’s fall, the kind of vibes I usually go for are like dark and twisty. Also with Thanksgiving and Halloween coming very soon, it starts to get more chilly and the leaves start to change color. I don’t know but I like to go for something deep and dark.
If any one of you are wanting to read some books but are struggling to find one, I hope this helps!
1. Looking for Alaska by John Green
Miles Halter is looking for the “Great Perhaps,” and he finds it when he goes to boarding school.
With new friends, a new school and a new outlook on the world, Miles finally knows where he belongs; he’s finally found something to keep him grounded. Yet, what happens when when the “Perhaps” gets lost?
Nothing will ever be the same again.
The story takes place in Florida where Miles is about to leave his parents for boarding school. Over there, he meets a gorgeous, sexy, cleaver, and a funny girl named Alaska. Yes, like the state. Miles Halter falls in love with her but discovers the value and pain of living and loving unconditionally when his life turn and twists into a series of complicated events.
I think this book is realistically written. Teenagers might even be able to relate to it with their own situations. I did not cry. But, John Green still managed to hit me where it really hurt. It’s funny, sad, and jolly. All at the same time. Basically, you can feel almost every emotion. I must say, the ending just doesn’t have an easy way out. Rather, we’ve got characters who deal with what happens in their own way.
2. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
First you will smile, and then you will cry – don’t say you haven’t been warned.
Most of you all must have heard about this one as there’s a movie to it as well. I have seen it but I didn’t enjoy it as much as the book, of course. I read this book last fall and I honestly just fell in love with it.
It’s about a guy named Landon Carter who is a self-centered teenager and usually sneaks out late-night to be with his friends. His life’s performance is satisfactory, and no one sees any reason to change it. When he finds himself in drama class, he does not realize that his world is about to turn upside down when he meets Jamie Sullivan.
A more pressing matter comes before him; he needs a date to Homecoming. He asks Jamie even though she is plain and unpopular. She accepts, but with one specific condition. Landon must not fall in love with her. Of course he isn’t going to fall in love with her. She is unfashionable and has her nose in the Bible most of the time. But to his amazement, Landon begins to fall for her as they spend more time together under the watchful eye of Jamie’s father. Certainly the last person in town he thought he’d fall for was Jamie Sullivan.
She is able to bring out all that is pure and good from Landon, helps him transform from a selfish, self-absorbed ‘kid’, to a young adult on the verge of manhood and, learns about love and faith and how to forgive, while his love blossoms for Jamie.
He realizes what love is and what it really means to love another by helping Jamie’s dream become a reality. Landon’s heart softens when he lets his true nature come through and shine; and shine it does.
But for how long will it last?
3. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
“My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.”
So begins the story of Susie Salmon, a teenage girl murdered by her neighbor who is trying to cover his tracks. Later on, she follows you to the life she once had as she tells you about her memories, the things she learned, and the people she loved. Susie also talks about her new home, heaven, where she does not let her family and friends.
She watches her friends whisper about her at school, watches as her younger sister, Lindsey, hardening to stone. Her four- year- old brother, Buckley, is passed from neighbor to neighbor, having sleepovers, told his sister has just gone away for a bit.
Her family slowly begins to crumble and Susie can’t do anything to help.
If you are a reader who likes to read fantasy, then you should definitely read this one. When I started to read this book, I could not put it down. I really needed to know what would happen next.
I’m not going to say much about this book. Hands down, it was an amazing one. Read it!
P.S- There’s a movie to it as well if you are interested in watching it.
4. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
I loved this book. There. I said it. In fact, I loved the whole series. What can I say? It was a totally unbelievable paranormal love story, filled with way too much drama and teenage angst.
Twilight is about an intense attraction between a teenage human girl, Bella, who falls in love with a beautiful teenage vampire boy, who’s name is Edward. Both are drawn to each other in more ways than one. The relationship is indescribably dangerous for the both of them but the two can’t help but fall in love. Their love for each other goes beyond undying. This author’s idea of vampires and what makes them vulnerable and what they are capable of is very interesting and rather believable. Bella is someone anyone can easily relate to, and you can understand why it is that she falls hopelessly in love with this vampire.
I loved getting to know the characters, and I will definitely be re-reading the rest of the series.
I know that most people do not like books related to supernatural activities but I am a great fan of vampire stories, especially those that are romanticized, so it is no wonder that I really enjoyed this book. I mean, this is a really good book.
Oh! And there’s movie to this book too!
There we have it! The four books that I enjoyed most reading during fall and I hope you all enjoy them as much as I did.
Also, if you people are on Goodreads, make sure to add me up if you want to know which books I’m reading at the moment.
Lastly I just wanted to add this up for all the non- readers. Maybe these books that I have recommended are not the type that you like. Maybe every single book that you have read isn’t your type and that is why you don’t enjoy reading. Trust me, I was once like that too. It took me years to find my ‘perfect’ book. You’ll find yours too. Just keep reading!