Hey guys, today on Reading & Writing Posts, I’m doing my first collab blog post! It is with Megan @BookslayerReads, please check out her fabulous blog!
The post is about each of our favorite books, throughout the time span of the past three years.
I definitely choose Divergent to represent my favorite book for that year, considering I was literally obsessed with it. I enjoyed it more than The Hunger Games, most likely because there are so many novels that are very similar to it, which made me feel that Divergent was more original. I really liked Veronica Roth’s style of writing, and the idea of the factions had me interested… there’s not another book like it, for me. It may be the most reread novel I own :), I never get tired of it, trust me. I’m super into dystopian novels that have good action, so Divergent is pretty point on when it comes to what I like to find in novels.
Between Shades of Gray is a novel that anyone can enjoy, and takes place during WW2. I’ve read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, which is a very similar novel, but you got more familiar with the characters, and went more into depth about the main character is thinking (3rd person limited instead of objective) in Between Shades of Gray.
After I had been listening to my friends obsess about it for a year, I finally decided to pick it up at the book store, and a day later I was up at midnight finishing it. I’m usually more into more futuristic books, I must admit, but impressively I clearly enjoyed this a lot.
There’s a small complication to why I highly enjoyed We Were Liars, because of the ending. (Don’t worry no spoilers in here!) It didn’t bother me as much as it did for others who read it, because I just enjoyed the rest of the story so much! I did think that the wrong people died though, the characters the author picked wasn’t meant to be.
I fell in love with E. Lockhart’s style of writing, which is a huge supporting factor that explains why I liked this novel so much. E. Lockhart wrote We Were Liars in a combination of your average writing style and also wrote in a poetic style, if that makes sense. Whether it was flashbacks or mini fairy tales with important morals, she managed to slip them in with the final result of a beautifully and flawlessly written novel.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this post!