I am a huge bookworm, but this isn’t as true for some of the people I surround myself with. My boyfriend, for example, is not as avid a reader as I am. He’s suggested me several books, and I’ve given him some gentle tips too, but our reading tastes don’t exactly match up.
With that in mind, I wondered how he would see some of my favourite books from across my life. How does he do at judging a book by its cover?
It’s always good to see people in books or on screen who enjoy reading as much as you do. It helps you feel more connected to the characters, and brings you a little further into their world.
There are so many readers it’s tough to cover them all, but these are some you’ve got to keep an eye out for. They’re among the most well known bibliophiles in the world of fiction.
When I sat my Leaving Cert, English was one of my favourite subjects. Not only did I love the creative writing side (which I don’t feel we did enough of, by the way) I really loved our comparative study. For this, you studied the themes and worlds of three separate pieces of media (for us, we did a film, a book and a play, but you can do whatever you wished.)
The full list of texts you can possibly study for the Leaving Certificate English exam is pretty long, but there are some books I think deserve to be at least considered. Quite a few of them will be YA-focused books, but you can make such compelling arguments from them. Team it up with a movie you love that has roughly the same theme, and you’ve got the basis of your answer.
I remember the first time I was introduced to Lynsey and her books. I took part in quite a lot of blog tours run by Jenny of Neverland Blog Tours. In 2016, Lynsey’s book The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club, featured, and (in the words of almost every blogger ever) I jumped at the chance to read this book from a new author I hadn’t heard of.
I rather enjoyed it, and I also learned during the time of the tour how much of a lovely person Lynsey is. She’s become a very firm friend in those three years, and I can honestly say her books are a delight to read.
This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.
Get ready to meet Angela Clark as she flees the world’s worst wedding for a new life…
It’s official. Angela Clarke is in love – with the most fabulous city in the world.
Fleeing her cheating boyfriend and clutching little more than a crumpled bridesmaid dress, a pair of Louboutins and her passport, Angela jumps on a plane, destination – NYC.