Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Bookish Trends and Not Trends!

Hey there guys!

So this post is supposed to be about trends for the Bloggers do it better challenge. I was at loss, and decided to do a trend in books! So I am going to take a genre, give you a book that is trending in that genre, and one I think you should read from it as well! I hope there is something in here for everyone.

Dystopian
Trend: Divergent by Veronica Roth is a book that has been attracting a lot of attention lately, what with a movie of it having recently been released. I love it myself, and think the movie is quite good. In fact, I have a movie review of it if you'd like to see. Well worth the reading time!
My Suggestion: The House of Scorpion by Nancy Farmer is one I read and enjoyed a lot when I was much younger. It was definitely before dystopian became the latest trend! So it's nice to have a bit of snippet of what it was like back then.

Dragons (this is so not a genre but whatever :P)
Trend: Eragon by Christopher Paolini is an old loved book, and I still have to read Inheritance! But really, although it is a pretty thick read, the dragons in it is wonderful and you really will get lost in a new world. I love these.
My suggestion: Serpahina by Rachel Hartman was something I read because it was sent to me by my trusted book adviser. She did not disappoint. At first I thought it was a rather slow beginning, but then I began to love it and the story just kept growing on it. I can't wait to read more, and I won't stop this series at all. I loved it as the plot slowly drew me in.

Historical Fiction
Trend: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is one that I had to read because of the hype and movie coming out. I was not disappointed either. It's told from a unique point of view and has some beautiful imagery and play on words there. Almost like it combines poetry and writing. I will have a review up soon!
My suggestion: Dissolution by C.J Sansom are mystery and action books. Quite thick, long reads, but wonderful all the same. What I love most about this series is as the stories progress, each mystery gets more complex and enjoying to read as they go on.

Tear Jerkers
Trend: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Maybe this should really be the Fault In Our Stars but seeing as I didn't cry I can't put it here. I have a review of it here, and well, you should just read it. My first Hosseini book, and after that, it wasn't my last.
My Suggestion: A Child called It by Dave Pelzer made me break down. I am not going to lie, when I read it I didn't know it was an autobiography. As soon as I did though, I cried. I couldn't believe all that had happening in there was true! Please, read it and you'll understand.



Teen
Trend: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green... fine, it gets it place on the list... It was a sad and sweet story, truthful to cancer as well. I think the characters were a tad bit unrealistic because I doubt any real people act like they do all the time but I did like the fact that Amsterdam was featured a lot ;)
My suggestion: Gone by Michael Grant and uh, Jellicoe Road by Melinda Marcetta. Why? Because they are both SO AWESOME they will literally BLOW your SOCKS off
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Thanks for reading!

Olivia-Savannah x
Disclaimer: all images are not mine

18 comments:

  1. I love how you made this topic about books and I also love that you give your own suggestions that aren't necessarily on trend. I only read Divergent, but most of the books are on my to-read list.

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  2. Honestly, I couldn't think of anything else to do! I hope you liked Divergent, and look forward to the future reads!

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  3. Awh, lots of my favourites in the 'trends' section, will definitely note down the other suggestions!
    Beverley xx
    tutusandballetshoes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. :) Glad you were able to find something!

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  4. I've only ever read Divergent, I've been meaning to read a couple of the others though! There's only one book that's ever made me cry, The Things We Did For Love by Natasha Farrant :')

    ~Becca // rjtmisti.blogspot.com :)

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    1. I hope you liked Divergent! I haven't heard of that book before, but I will definitely take note of it :)

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  5. I featured Divergent in a recent post of mine as I just finished reading The Maze Runner series. Yesterday I read The Transfer a Divergent short story. I also loved The Fault in our stars and can't wait to see the movie. I agree with you on the characters but being a fictional story I can live with that.

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    1. Ooh we have read a lot of the same books! I like The Maze Runner series too.

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  6. Love this post! So many great book suggestions!
    I have been meaning to read the Book Thief. Seeing your reaction on Jellicoe Road, I probably will put that into my reading list too!

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    1. Ooh definitely! Go read Jellicoe Road :D And the Book Thief is really good as well :)

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  7. I haven't read any of the books on the list, but I love fa good history or historical fiction book.

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  8. Dystopia is hot right now and Divergent is the best out there. Except for the third book. Didn't like how it ended.

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    1. Yeah, lots of fans have a mixed feeling about that book. But I loved Divergent <3

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  9. Great topic. Dystopian is very popular right now and it's probably my most read genre. I haven't read The House of Scorpion though so I may have to look for that one. I have all of the Inheritance Cycle books but have only read the first two, definitely need to hurry up and get to those as well.

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    1. I still have to read the last one in that cycle as well xD I think you might like House of Scorpian!

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  10. Great post! I love how you did your trends on books. The way you did a trend and then a suggestion made it clear that your suggestions are things you wanted to become trends but just needed to get out there. There was only one major thing I was missing from your post. What the books were about! On the book thief you didn't even mention the war. I know you didn't want to go into detail on every book but it only takes four words: .... was about the war. And then you could put all that stuff about the movie and whatnot.

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    1. I just wanted to put a brief snippet! But admittedly, perhaps I was too brief on some points... agh xD

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