Hey everyone! My name’s Meg and I’m so excited to be guest posting on Hannah’s lovely blog! I have my own blog over at Ginger Blogger (link – www.gingerbloggerr.wordpress.com) and I love blogging so I’m very honoured and grateful to have this opportunity. This is actually my first ever guest post and I thought it would be a nice idea to tell you my personal favourite books. I feel like you can tell so much about a person by their favourite books so I thought it would be a nice idea for my first every guest post. I’ve got quite a range of fiction and non-fiction books here but I feel like that sums up my personality quite well.
So my first fave is the fiction book Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. This is the first book in a trilogy and it’s set in the beautiful and hot Singapore. It’s a love story between Nick Young – crazy rich and Rachel Chu – an intelligent American-Chinese New Yorker. I think I love it so much because it’s got everything I want in a book – it’s funny, it’s romantic and it’s also a bit of a tear-jerker! I think I read a review for it somewhere saying that ‘it was the perfect beach read’ and honestly I think that sums it up perfectly – providing loads of gorgeous settings and making me want to travel. It was also recently turned in to a film last year and that is equally amazing – although it is quite different to the original novel.
Moving on to a more sobering read is When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. I don’t think this could be more different from Crazy Rich Asians. This non-fiction book is about the life of Dr Kalanithi – it’s such an interesting read from the perspective of a doctor who becomes the patient. Dr Kalanithi develops stage 4 cancer and it’s just such a good read. This review is definitely in no way shape or form doing the book any justice but I honestly just would say read it. As the book moves on it retells the story of him finishing training and his daily life as a doctor before becoming the patient but as I say, just read it.
Another one of my fave books is I Am Malala by Malala Yousafazai. I remember reading this maybe 5 years ago I think and like When Breath Becomes Air it’s just stuck with me ever since. The book begins in Pakistan when Malala was shot in the head in her teenage years and follows her life and desire for female rights and equal education. It’s such an inspiring book and I would recommend it.
I’m currently reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and that’s quickly becoming one of my favourite books. It’s a fiction book but it’s written from the perspective of death which I know sounds a bit confusing and I was a bit confused but I was just drawn to it and something just kept me reading. It’s in a completely different style to anything else in this list and it’s also set in Germany in 1939 before World War Two so a completely interesting time in history.
Lastly, one of my all time favourite books is Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. After watching the film countless times I actually read the book and just loved it. If you don’t know, it’s the travels of a recently divorced New York woman as she visits Italy, India and Bali. It’s so fantastic and I think the reason I love it so much is that its just so real and raw and full of such amazing experiences. The book just makes me want to travel more and more and in terms of giving it a read, it’s such a nice, easy to follow yet powerful read and i’d 100% recommend you give it a go.
So that’s it – 5 of my favourite books… I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and found some new books to add to your to be read and if you’ve read any of these books leave a comment and i’ll reply back on my own account.
I just want to say another big thank you to Hannah for letting me guest post – I really appreciate it! If you’d like any more book blog posts or to see anymore from me you can check out my lifestyle blog here (link – www.gingerbloggerr.wordpress.com) and my instagram here. (link – www.instagram.com/gingerbloggerr)