26 June 2012

A book a week #1

I am trying to put together a list of things I want to achieve before I turn 25. One that quickly made it onto my rough list was 'Read more' and just as quickly as I wrote it down I scribbled it out again, because its something I want to do, always.

The problem is I'm quite narrow-genred when it comes to books, if it isn't about a alcoholic misogynistic, or contain multiple vivid brutal murders, I'm generally not interested...

Sooooooo I thought it would be a good idea do to a weekly book for you guys, where I recommend something I have read in the past, or I am reading, with the idea being you guys leave me a comment and recommend me your favourites too!

So here is my first one, one of my all time favourites;

The Beach is the story of Richard, a traveler looking for adventure, and stumbling across a map that promises to lead him to a utopian eden. The book is a captivating read, where you end up there living on the beach, you become involved in the insanity. It's so fast pace you'll find it difficult to put down, and by the end you'll be wishing it went on forever.

The film probably means the majority of you know the basic story line, but don't let it put you off getting a copy. As with all book based movies major parts of the story line are left out and replaced with soppy romantic ...well, crap! The ending is one part that is completely different to the film, and the ending WOWA!

Whats your favourite book?


  1. I love reading and some highlights I have read over the last couple of months have been:

    Before I go to Sleep - S J Watsom
    Room - Emma Donnaghue
    The Radleys - Matt Haig
    Malorie Blackman - Naughts and Crosses
    Into the darkest corner - Elizabeth Haynes
    The Help - Kathryn Stockett

    I would not bother with Fifty Shades of Grey which the world is going on about. It's badly written and not very good as an erotic novel either!


    1. Thanks very much for listing your highlights! I haven't heard of any of them, which is perfect, they're all now on my wish list.

      Pft, i've never been one to get into something because of hype, and i have heard that too, that its badly written!!

      Chloe x

  2. Tried to comment on my phone so apologies if you get this twice...

    I love The Beach - I first read it when I found a well thumbed version of it in the place we stayed when on holiday in Bali - that definitely added to the reading experience!
    Great choice for a first book :)

    With books that are better than their subsequent films in mind, if you haven't already read them, I would recommend The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides) and Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)

    Also, Mary by Nabokov is good and it's little too so a quick read!

    Looking forward to your next book post :) xo

    1. Hi Charli,

      Bali! That sounds amazing, and a perfect place to read the Beach haha.

      I have the Virgin Suicides actually, but after reading a couple of pages gave up, that was a couple of years ago though. I'll have to pick it back up, I've only heard good things!

      I'll put Lolita on my wish list! I just looked Mary up too, and ordered a copy for £2.74!

      Thank yoooou

      Chloe x

  3. I love the beach --- I first read it many moons ago when I was 17! If you haven't read The Great Gatsby that's a great book & I also love the Sookie Stackhouse series --- Happu reading! xx

    1. I read it for the first time when I was about 17 too!!

      Perfect, they're on my wish list!! Thanks very much!

      Chloe x


Thank you so much for leaving your thoughts. I love to hear what you all think and I do read every single one soooo if you have a question, feel free to ask!

chloe x

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