Welcome to my first blog post on “Patti Rambles“! So to give you guys a little introduction on what this is about, it’s basically me (Patti) talking about some things that popped into my head that would be a good topics for a blog post. But mainly the idea of this came out when I keep on forgetting to do certain tags or other whatnots and I am way behind schedule to talk about them now. And now, I could just write down anytime I want. Thus, Patti Rambles was born.
My first one would be the most common topic I know. I think everyone in the book blogosphere has done this already, and seemed perfect time for me to do a blog post about it; it’s books I want to re-read. Honestly, this was a topic from Top Five Wednesday and I totally forgot to write about it. I have been a lame blogger, I know. So thank you for bearing with me.
I have written down five (again, because I was supposed to do it for T5W) books I really want to re-read. Most of the books in this list are works that were published this year, but not all of it. These books have stuck a cord in me and have touched the book lover in me. It’s works like these that make me love literature.
5. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
This book is one of my favorite reads this year. I have actually written a review of this book (you can check it out here) and I absolutely adored it. It was a classic story about rivals turned into lovers. What’s brilliant about this work is that it has a fresh air to it. Plus the added bonus of sexual innuendos, mind games and word play that transpired in this book is addicting. It’s just a shame though that I only read this in e-book format, how I wish I could this book on my shelf together with the other favorites I acquired this year. If you’re a fan of contemporary romance, this will not disappoint.
4. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
I read Thirteen Reason Why last year. I remember distinctly that I read this during Halloween and for those who’ve read this, it was not the ideal time to read such a book. This book opened my love for mystery thrillers. It was intense; the perfect combination of thrill, excitement and curiosity. I could not put this book down. Every page had me gripping for the next one. It revolves around a girl who committed suicide, and the only evidence they have is a tape recorded by her. The girl, Hannah Baker, leaves a trail to the people she claimed were the “reasons” why she ended her life. Check our the blurb, follow the mystery and satisfy your curiosity.
3. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover is one of the my favorite authors that ever lived in my generation. Her work, Maybe Someday, is the first book I’ve read from her and still is my No. 1 favorite. What’s great about this is that, it follows a story of two unlikely people who crossed each others paths that would lead them to each other’s arms. I don’t want to splurge more details because I don’t want to give any spoilers. This book was both confusing and satisfying. Some readers don’t like this book but I loved it so much. And, as you can see on the cover, it has a music sheet, so it has something to do with music. What made this book unique is that, the songs written in the book are actually recorded and can be listened on YouTube. What could go wrong with that right?
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I finished The Lunar Chronicles Series this year and I was so disappointed that I put this series off my list for a long time. The moment I turned tha last page of the last book, I kept ransacking every corner of my brain on why I hadn’t read this series sooner. I love how Marissa Meyer’s writing style is so unique; how she transforms timeless and classic fairy tales we all know and love so well into sci-fi filled modern retellings that would make any avid fan of the original writing fall head-over-heels about everything in The Lunar Chronicles universe. This is definitely on my list for books to be read again.
1. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling
Because why not re-read Harry Potter right? But above all of the books from the series, this is by far my favorite. It was the long-awaited ending to such a beautiful, well-written story. How everything just ties to the end. Plus I love the gang’s search for he-who-must-not-be-named‘s horcruxes; their adventures and how each character developed. And let’s not forget how this book made me feel pain like no other book has done before. I must be crazy to be thinking of reading this, going through the whirlwind of emotions. That’s the great part about a book, it’s that you’re willing enough to go through all of it again. And let’s face it, every normal Potterhead would read this over and over again.
That concludes the list for the books I want to re-read. I purposely didn’t write when I was planning on reading these again because of my never ending TBR Pile. These five are on the top of the list, if I ever do decide on re-reading something.
I hope you liked what I’ve written down and I hope I also had the chance to encourage you to read (for the first time) the books I mentioned. See you guys on the next Patti Rambles post!