Bookish Trends and Not Trends!

Bookish Trends and Not Trends!

Hey there guys!

So this post is supposed to be about trends for the Bloggers do it better challenge. I was at loss, and decided to do a trend in books! So I am going to take a genre, give you a book that is trending in that genre, and one I think you should read from it as well! I hope there is something in here for everyone.

Trend: Divergent by Veronica Roth is a book that has been attracting a lot of attention lately, what with a movie of it having recently been released. I love it myself, and think the movie is quite good. In fact, I have a movie review of it if you’d like to see. Well worth the reading time!
My Suggestion: The House of Scorpion by Nancy Farmer is one I read and enjoyed a lot when I was much younger. It was definitely before dystopian became the latest trend! So it’s nice to have a bit of snippet of what it was like back then.

Dragons (this is so not a genre but whatever :P)
Trend: Eragon by Christopher Paolini is an old loved book, and I still have to read Inheritance! But really, although it is a pretty thick read, the dragons in it is wonderful and you really will get lost in a new world. I love these.
My suggestion: Serpahina by Rachel Hartman was something I read because it was sent to me by my trusted book adviser. She did not disappoint. At first I thought it was a rather slow beginning, but then I began to love it and the story just kept growing on it. I can’t wait to read more, and I won’t stop this series at all. I loved it as the plot slowly drew me in.

Historical Fiction
Trend: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is one that I had to read because of the hype and movie coming out. I was not disappointed either. It’s told from a unique point of view and has some beautiful imagery and play on words there. Almost like it combines poetry and writing. I will have a review up soon!
My suggestion: Dissolution by C.J Sansom are mystery and action books. Quite thick, long reads, but wonderful all the same. What I love most about this series is as the stories progress, each mystery gets more complex and enjoying to read as they go on.

Tear Jerkers
Trend: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Maybe this should really be the Fault In Our Stars but seeing as I didn’t cry I can’t put it here. I have a review of it here, and well, you should just read it. My first Hosseini book, and after that, it wasn’t my last.
My Suggestion: A Child called It by Dave Pelzer made me break down. I am not going to lie, when I read it I didn’t know it was an autobiography. As soon as I did though, I cried. I couldn’t believe all that had happening in there was true! Please, read it and you’ll understand.

Trend: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green… fine, it gets it place on the list… It was a sad and sweet story, truthful to cancer as well. I think the characters were a tad bit unrealistic because I doubt any real people act like they do all the time but I did like the fact that Amsterdam was featured a lot 😉
My suggestion: Gone by Michael Grant and uh, Jellicoe Road by Melinda Marcetta. Why? Because they are both SO AWESOME they will literally BLOW your SOCKS off

Thanks for reading!

Olivia-Savannah x
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