January always sees us making the promise to read more books. So far, so good! It’s so easy to hit a dry spell with reading, sometimes life can just get in the way... If you’re lacking inspiration, here’s a list of what the team at Bookishly HQ are currently reading!
Peter Pan - J.M Barrie
I’m sure you’re all familiar with this classic but how many of you have only read / watched the sweetened up Disney version? The original story is a great read for both children and adults, with the plot working at different levels
in a way that’s appealing for all ages - the sign of a brilliant book! On the off chance that you’re unsure of what the plot line is, here’s a brief synopsis...
Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, the boy who can fly! Peter lives on the island of Neverland with his fairy, Tinkerbell. A place full of adventure and excitement, with other inhabitants such as pirates and mermaids. He often visits Wendy Darling’s house, unbeknown to her and her family, to listen to her mother’s bedtime stories.
One evening, after accidentally losing his shadow in her bedroom, he meets Wendy Darling for the first time where he discovers that she too can tell wonderful stories. He invites her and her brothers to join him and his friends, The Lost Boys, in Neverland. The story follows their subsequent adventures.
Fate of Perfection - K.F Breene
If you’re in to sci-fi and fantasy, this is the book for you. Even better, it’s the first book in the ongoing series Finding Paradise with Breene’s second book due for release in April 2017. You won’t have a long wait between books!
Fate of Perfection is set in a future world, where all employees are genetically engineered by those in charge. This includes Millicent Foster, physically perfect and equally intelligent. She is the best of the best. As a result, she is awarded the privilege of breeding. The real trouble begins when her daughter is born with a rare ability that the world has never seen before. Millicent finds herself in a perilous fight against the ruling conglomerates, desperate to keep her child from those who are determined to take her away.
Everything Everything - Nicola Yoon
Sucker for romance? This one’s for you. A book about two teenagers navigating a complicated relationship, this is a story that all ages can enjoy. It’s about taking risks, breaking out of your shell, and embracing the roller coaster that is love, even if there’s a big risk that you could die because of it. Sounds incredibly dramatic but bear with us!
It follows the story of Madeline Whittier - she’s allergic to the outside. In all of her seventeen years she’s never left the confines of her own home, and she was okay with that. Until a boy, with eyes the colour of the ocean, moves in next door...
The Guv’nor - Lenny Mclean
The biography of bare knuckle boxer turned actor, Lenny Mclean. To say he has lived an incredibly interesting life is an understatement. This book allows you to find out about all the trials and tribulations he endured, and the various sides to him that you probably wouldn’t expect. If biographies are your thing, (let’s be honest, it’s a brilliant way to be acceptably nosy) then this one is bound to keep you gripped from beginning to end.
A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J Maas
The second book in Maas’ ‘Court of Thorns and Roses’ series with the third book out this May. Be sure to catch up on the first story before you delve in to the second. If fantasy, action, and a mix of passionate romance is your thing then you will love these books. Sarah J Maas is a New York Times Bestseller for a reason.
At risk of spoiling the first story’s plot, I’ll keep the synopsis of this one brief! (You’ll have to check out book one for yourself). We continue to the follow the story of nineteen year old huntress Feyre who is navigating her way through the consequences and aftermath of her decisions and sacrifices we saw in book one. Once again, Feyre finds herself as the potential key to stopping an evil force that could have a devastating impact on her world…
We’ll say no more. Trust us when we say it’s action packed from start to finish!
Jung, Pauli and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession - Arthur I. Miller
-Here’s hoping that this list has offered up some form of inspiration to get you back reading! Let us know which one appeals to you the most, we’d love to hear your thoughts on these great books :)