5 books to get (back) into reading ✭

Welcome back!!! Today, I will be sharing some books which I think are excellent (I rated them 4-5 ⭐s after all!) to get you into reading or get you back into reading or if you just want some book recommendations! I hope you will like at least one of the books I have recommended. If you have read any of these books, let me know what you thought about them in the comments.

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Toffee- Sarah Crossan

Books written in verse form are so immersive and page-turners. One of the first authors I discovered who wrote in verse was Sarah Crossan. After reading her book, “One”, I fell in love with her writing and her storytelling. After that, I went on a quest to read all her books and I believe I have! (so far) “Toffee” is her latest book and I loved it just as much as her other books. Her books tend to deal with difficult topics so read the synopses before jumping into them! “Toffee” deals with a girl who has fled from her home due to difficult circumstances. Along the way, she discovers more about herself and the world around her.

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Summer days and summer nights- Stephanie Perkins (ed.) et. al.

Anthologies are a great place to start with as well. Anthologies consist of collections of short stories that centre around a theme. For instance, this book is based around the theme of summer. (pretty obvious from the title XD) I think this book is such as fun read! I am not too sure if the stories dealt with any hard-hitting topics since I read it a while ago. Anyway, I think this book will be a good place to start with anthologies!

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Animal Farm- George Orwell

How can I not recommend this wonderful classic? Short classics tend to be more gripping than longer ones in my opinion. I have read some good long ones but if you are just starting to read/getting back into reading, perhaps, you should start with short classics. Long ones can be tedious to get through with all the exposition. If you have not already read/heard of “Animal Farm”, it is an allegorical story about farm animals that have the ability to talk. It is also about their relationship with the farm owner. I know, I am not describing this book well at all but if I say more than this, the message of the book may be spoiled.

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The giver- Lois Lowry

Another book that I am sure almost everyone has heard of. “The giver” tackles the theme of uniformity in a dystopian society which left me questioning society a lot after reading it. The dystopian genre is often saturated with the “chosen one” trope which can get repetitive but it can be done well, like this book.

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The witch boy- Molly Ostertag

Graphic Novels/Comics are wonderful too! They are real books too! I have started reading more graphic novels these days and have found so many fantastic ones. One example would be “Witch Boy”. It is a book in a series which I have yet to continue but I definitely will. “Witch Boy” is a book about a boy who loves witch magic but he is not allowed to practice or learn it because he is a boy. This book handled the topic of gender norms so well.

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Thank you for reading this blog and happy reading ^.^ Hope you enjoyed reading it! Till next time, take care!

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