Hello, September! I can not believe it is the ninth month of the year 2016 already, the year is passing so quickly. During the year, I read a total of 30 books. I have read some remarkable books this year. So, I made this blog post to share the books I have loved this year.
Of course, this list will not be in any particular order of favorite, because it’s too hard to pick which one is the best. I’ll save that for later.
Instead, let me just start with the books I read since January until now.
Books I’ve loved this year
– Water for elephants
I am not sure what I believed the book was about. however, it wasn’t like what I imagined it to be. I liked it so even more than I hoped and it is such an amazing story. It gave me flashback of The Notebook as it was written like memory flashbacks from one old man recollecting his days as a vet doctor for a circus. I actually preferred it to “The Notebook”since I liked the entire detail and setting about the circus, it completely takes you into a different world.
– The night circus
This is another book I’ve been recommending to others and even convinced all my friends to read! I was eager when I was reading the book and knew when I started that it would be special. The book, The Night Circus, is quite different since it follows two young individuals who are a part of an enchanted circus and the way their paths cross and interweave. I love all the descriptions as well as the romance of it.
– Not my father’s son
I do not read a lot of non-fiction books. I’m not a fan of autobiography usually. However, I would recommend the book one to anybody who loves reading. I love Alan Cummings and his book is such an honest write-up, it’s written with humor and warmth despite having a few heartbreaking moments. The author’s charm shines all through the story as he expresses himself openly you cannot help but become swept off with it.
– Of mice and men
I have just read this book recently and it is certainly one of the classics you should read. It is rather short and my friends bought one copy so I wanted to try it. I took a few hours to read up and it is such a simple story and it’s stayed with me. Another thing I love is how you’re thrown into the story as well as the characters, there is no unnecessary story it is just like a snapshot of 2 people’s lives but it is beautifully written.
– A year of living Danish
My love for this book was no secret as I was moved to tell a few friends about it. I began to make plans to run away to Denmark as well. The book follows twelve months in the Brit’s life, Helen Russell as well as her husband as they start their big move to Denmark. It’s sweet, funny, enlightening and will definitely make you want to munch on cinnamon buns.