Thursday, 24 May 2018

3 Books I Need to Read

3 holiday reads, horror, ya, young adult, john green, meg cabot, scott cawthon, five nights at freddy's, fnaf, the fourth closet, the mediator series, turtles all the way down

My reading list is ever-expanding, and never diminishes. I'm not as avid a reader as I used to be, preferring a good Cryaotic video to lull me to sleep rather than a gripping novel, but as the summer is finally starting to come round, I'm ready to do my yearly routine of buying an absolute heap of books and getting stuck in.

Here are three books that I'm dying to read.

TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN | JOHN GREEN

I actually own this one - huzzah! One down, just a ton more to go. I haven't started reading this yet but I'm intrigued by reading the blurb because it seems very different to the usual angst-ridden love stories that John Green is known for. If I'm completely honest, there aren't a lot of John Green books I'd read again. I really didn't enjoy Paper Towns or Looking for Alaska, and I think a lot of that has to do with the way men tend to write about women, and how a teenage boy looks at a girl, and that whole lovesick, doting on her kind of way just got really boring and grim to read. The female protagonists reminded me of my Tumblr days where being emo was cool, but in reality, it made them somewhat painful to read. But full credit to him for writing one of my favourite novels - of course it has to be The Fault in Our Stars. I really want to go back and re-read that book this summer as it's been so long since I did. I also loved Will Grayson, Will Grayson!

But, the point is, I'm glad this is a bit different to John's usual stuff, and I'm hoping I'm going to love it!

FNAF: THE FOURTH CLOSET | SCOTT CAWTHON

Yep, another FNAF instalment is heading our way! Just cos the game series is hitting pause for now (because, let's face it, I doubt Scott has truly finished - perhaps with this initial story line, but not altogether), doesn't mean the books are stopping. If I remember rightly, The Fourth Closet is due to drop in June/July, and I'm buzzing to see what's gonna happen next. I don't mind that the dialogue and the characters are a bit 'meh', I just want to see what is going to go down next in the FNAF novel world. Check out my thoughts on the first book here.

THE MEDIATOR SERIES | MEG CABOT

I'd credit three authors who got me into the world of young-adult novels, and who inspired me to write my own. One of them is Meg Cabot. I've read probably a vast majority of her books, or near enough, in the YA range, with the only series I never really got into being her The Princess Diaries series, which is kinda weird since it's her biggest. The Mediator series stole my heart from the get-go, and this year I want to not only re-read the series to remind myself of everything, but also grab Suze Simon's latest adventures, including a novella (in which I assume Jesse proposes, YAY!) and a full book which has me hugely intrigued, especially when it hints at people from her past making a reappearance (Paul Slater, I'm looking at you, sleazebag). I also want to get into a couple more of Meg's series', including the Vanished series and the Abandon trilogy.

What do you have on your reading list right now? Pop me your recommendations!

PS: I still need to read Calamity, too. Hence why I included it in the photo, but I didn't wanna bang on too much about this series again - you can read about it here!

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