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Help! I Need an Awesome Reading List!


2013 was undoubtedly the year where I read the least amount of books, and this makes me incredibly sad. How and why this happened is pretty clear – I didn’t manage to find books that kept my attention for longer than a few chapters. Between work and home, there is just about enough time to concentrate on a book that makes an impression, rather than a book that drags on and tells a mundane slow story.

So here is my cry for help – Help me make my 2014 Reading List with books that are amazing. I want to find my passion for reading again and feel like I have to stay up to finish chapter on chapter. To me, that is the best feeling, and it’s also one that I crave in books. I am asking fellow bloggers and readers to comment with books that are fast paced, exciting and the one’s that made them want to read more. I’m in search of un-put-down-able literature – so please, help me out!


7 thoughts on “Help! I Need an Awesome Reading List!

  1. If you like the Genre, Doctor Sleep by Stephen King is really awesome…even if you never read The Shining…but if you haven’t read that one, it’s too good to miss.
    If you like YA, Laurie Halse Anderson, in my opinion is the best YA author and everyone should read her books. I have her new one on my desk right now (but I need to finish The Red Badge of Courage first as I’m reading my son’s assigned books with him this year…) The new one is The Impossible Knife of Memory…. but my other favorites by her were Speak and Wintergirls.


  2. I read so few books during 2012 and 2013! And days at University as well as travelling made it difficult so Im hoping I read more this year.
    The last book I read in 2013 that Id recommend is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
    And the first book I read in 2014, And the Mountains Echoed.
    Anything by Khaled Hosseini is, in my opinion, worth reading 🙂


    • I know what you mean Tasneem, I read so little now and it makes me so angry/sad at myself! Lets make a resolution to read more in 2014 🙂 Thanks for your suggestions!


  3. I read The Hunger Games for the first time this month, and got through them quicker than I ever have another series (except Harry Potter). I would sit down to read one chapter and accidentally be on the third before I’d even realised…


    • I felt exactly the same way about Harry Potter as well as The Hunger Games. Do you have any other suggestions since we both like the same kind of books? Did you read the Game of Thrones books?


  4. I belong to a book club, basically to keep me reading adult novels… otherwise I would only read kid lit! I have enjoyed several that you may like too, The Year of Wonders, The Language of Flowers, The Book Thief, Whistling Past the Graveyard, The Secret Life of Bees, Secret Daughter, Room, Olive Kitteridge, and The Heretic’s Daughter.


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