30 Day Book Challenge: Week 2

Day 8: Book that scares you – The Fall of the House Of Usher -Edgar Allen Poe 

Goodreads Summary: 

“The eerie tales of Edgar Allan Poe remain among the most brilliant and influential works in American literature. Some of the celebrated tales contained in this unique volume include: the world’s first two detective stories–“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and “The Purloined Letter; ” and three stories sure to make readers’ hair stand on end–“The Cask of Amontillado”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, and “The Masque of the Red Death”.”

Anything by Edgar Allen Poe, but lets face it, no matter how scared you’ll get from it you wont wanna stop reading cos his stories are amazing! 

Day 9: Book that makes you sick – Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh

For some reason the goodreads summary for this book is in a foreign language so here is the amazon product description, not that you’ll need it!:

Choose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin embarrassment tae the selfish, fucked-up brats ye’ve produced. Choose life.” 

I love this book, I really, really do. However I was almost physically sick whilst reading it. You will understand if you have or if you do read it yourself! 

Day 10: Book that changed your life – Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby

Goodreads Summary:

Annie loves Duncan β€” or thinks she does. Duncan loves Annie, but then, all of a sudden, he doesn’t. Duncan really loves Tucker Crowe, a reclusive Dylanish singer-songwriter who stopped making music ten years ago. Annie stops loving Duncan, and starts getting her own life.

In doing so, she initiates an e-mail correspondence with Tucker, and a connection is forged between two lonely people who are looking for more out of what they’ve got. Tucker’s been languishing (and he’s unnervingly aware of it), living in rural Pennsylvania with what he sees as his one hope for redemption amid a life of emotional and artistic ruin-his young son, Jackson. But then there’s also the new material he’s about to release to the world: an acoustic, stripped-down version of his greatest album,Juliet β€” entitled, Juliet, Naked.

What happens when a washed-up musician looks for another chance? And miles away, a restless, childless woman looks for a change? Juliet, Naked is a powerfully engrossing, humblingly humorous novel about music, love, loneliness, and the struggle to live up to one’s promise”

This book changed my life because it was the first one I blogged about on my Tumblr blog.. I know that sounds like a stupid thing to say but when you’re as shy as me then it took a lot to post!! 

Day 11: Book from your favorite author – About A Boy by Nick Hornby 

Goodreads Summary: 

Will is thirty-six, comfortable and child-free. And he’s discovered a brilliant new way of meeting women – through single-parent groups. Marcus is twelve and a little bit nerdish: he’s got the kind of mother who made him listen to Joni Mitchell rather than Nirvana. Perhaps they can help each other out a little bit, and both can start to act their age.”

I know I just mentioned a Nick Hornby book, but I love them all! He is amazing! πŸ˜€ I unfortunately saw the movie before the book so obviously I had Will as Hugh Grant and Marcus as the kid who grew up to be in skins (weird!) but it didn’t stop me from loving the book!! :

Day 12: Book that is most like your life – 

This one is really hard. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything that is like my life… Anyone have any suggestions? 

Day 13: Book whose main character is most like you – Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle

Goodreads Summary:

Kate was Lissa’s best friend. They’ve shared everything for four years. Then one night at a drunken party, Kate leaned in to kiss Lissa, and Lissa kissed her back. And now Kate is pretending Lissa doesn’t exist. Confused and alone, Lissa’s left questioning everything she thought she knew about herself, and about life. But with the help of a free-spirit new friend, Lissa’s beginning to find the strength to realize that sometimes falling in love with the wrong person is the only way to find your footing”

Lissa is very much what I was like when I was a teenager… even if I didnt get off with my best friend… I dont think! lol 

Day 14: Book whose main character you want to marry – Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Goodreads Summary: 

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything”
Ethan is an awesome guy… though I’d want him to be my husband more from this book than the second.. and obviously before he meets Lena cos you wouldn’t want a guy who is obsessed with another woman as your hubby!! πŸ˜‰ 


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