bookishbee answered to your post “I have never really gotten into reading classics. I just never find…”
I read The Time Machine recently, and I thought it was super easy to read! It’s definitely a good place to start!
I had to look it up on goodreads, I’m not sure I knew anything about it other than the title. I may look into it the next time I’m at the book store! Thanks for the suggestion! :)
If I stay by Gayle Forman is the story of Mia, who is a cello player in a family of rock and rollers. Despite that, her family is everything to her, along with her boyfriend Adam. One day after a snowfall, on the way to visit family, her family is hit and she spends the rest of the novel in a Coma. Newly orphaned, we follow Mia in an out of body experience as she has to make the decision to stay, despite being orphaned, or to die.
This novel was phenomenal. I went into it knowing relatively nothing other than knowing that Mia had to make a decision. What that decision was, I had no idea. I had hastily read the back cover, and decided to get it anyway because I liked the Just One Day novels. So I was shocked when less than less than twenty pages in, she’s in a coma.
What I loved so much about this book was the musical aspect of it. Although everyone bonded over music, Mia’s cello playing was what really caught my attention. I had decided to only listen to cello music as I read and I would recommend doing that to anyone that reads this book.
Right of the bat it’s obvious music is important, in the way that the car crash was described: “A symphony of grinding, a chorus of popping, an aria of exploding…" (p. 15). This was an outstanding sentence and made this horrendous event feel almost beautiful.
I loved the changes in the relationship between Adam, Mia’s boyfriend, and Kim, Mia’s best friend, throughout the novel. It was so interesting to see them change, and grow and help each other out.
I had reservations about he ending, but other than that I think this was just a fantastic book for people who have dealt with loss, music lovers, and everyone in between.
If you want to know about my thoughts on the ending, I can either do a separate post, or you can message me. I don’t want to spoil the ending here.
Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead and its pretty spines.
These spines are gorgeous! Richelle Mead is doing a book event here in portland at the beginning of August (I believe). Do you guys think I should go to this even though I’ve never read anything by her? Should I start reading her stuff?
Which Rick riordan (I hope I spelled that right) book should I start with first? I want to read one but I don’t know which one! Help?