January was a good month book wise, I finished 3 books and started number 4 on thursday. It was all about life, love and death. And I also found a new all time favorite: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. It seems like everyone is reading this book right now as the movie will air in the cinemas later this year and the trailer was just released. Since I picked out the book months ago I was not at all prepared when I started reading it this January (don’t worry, no spoilers in this blog post ):
The Fault In Our Stars – John Green
This book is so good and so sad! I knew I would love it after reading the first few sentences. John Green’s style of writing is exactly what I am looking for in a book. “But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. (Cancer is also a side effect of dying. Almost everything is, really.)” Hazel’s thoughts are so clever! The Fault In Our Stars is a touching love story between two teenagers suffering from cancer. Definitely read this book but prepare yourself for some crying! (The last time I cried so much because of a book was when reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.)
If You Come Softly – Jaqueline Woodson
Another teenage love story, quick read and totally different from The Fault In Our Stars. It is the story of Jeremiah, a black boy, and Elli, a white girl, falling in love. While I like the idea of the book, it didn’t really touch me. It may be the perfect Young Adult Book for teenagers but to me the story lacked depth and I didn’t have enough time to fully immerse into the characters.
And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini
From time to time I enjoy reading a book in German. My sister gifted me this one and I loved “Traumsammler”. I probably wouldn’t have bought it myself as I shy away from these hugely successful novels that every adult is reading right now (can you tell I love books written for teenagers ?) but I’m glad I read it anyway. The story of little Pari and her brother is really touching and you get to experience everything through different characters that somehow intertwine with their lives.
Do you have any book recommendations for me?