Saturday, 11 February 2012

Book lusts

Hello my lovelies!
I don't know if you guys know, but I'm pretty obsessed with reading. I can easily read a book a night so I'm always on the look-out for some new ones to read. I've compiled a list, and these are at the top.

The time travellers wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Now, I'm not usually one for sci-fi but judging from the reviews this is more a love story. I've heard that this has a very sad ending which I personally love. It's received rave reviews, and there has also been a movie made. This is a quick summary of the plot: When Henry meets Clare, he is twenty-eight and she is twenty. Henry has never met Clare before; Clare has known Henry since she was six. Impossible but true, because Henry finds himself periodically displaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. Henry and Clare's attempts to live normal lives are threatened by a force they can neither prevent nor control, making their passionate love story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable. The Time Traveller's Wife is a story of fate, hope and belief, and more than that, it's about the power of love to endure beyond the bounds of time.

1984 by George Orwell

This was written in 1948 and it makes predictions about the future, which pretty much turn out to be true. I think this sounds really interesting and the term 'big brother' was taken from this book. This is a quick summary:
Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.

Unweaving the rainbow by Richard Dawkins
This isn't a fiction book like the others I've picked. It sounds really interesting and is certainly one of those books which will make me think. This is too advanced for me to explain so I'm just going to insert the summary to explain:
Did Newton "unweave the rainbow" by reducing it to its prismatic colors, as Keats contended? Did he, in other words, diminish beauty? Far from it, says acclaimed scientist Richard Dawkins; Newton's unweaving is the key to much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology. Mysteries don't lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution often is more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering deeper mysteries. With the wit, insight, and spellbinding prose that have made him a best-selling author, Dawkins takes up the most important and compelling topics in modern science, from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality, combining them in a landmark statement of the human appetite for wonder. This is the book Richard Dawkins was meant to write: a brilliant assessment of what science is (and isn't), a tribute to science not because it is useful but because it is uplifting.

Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Lastly, we have Crank. This is about how drugs grip one girls life and change her whole personality as she struggles to gain control. I love the cover too! This is part of a series, and here is a quick summary:

Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina - she's fearless.
Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul - her life.

So, that was my quick lust list. I had plenty of others too, but these were the highest on my list. I'll let you know how I like these books if and when I buy them. I've been really wanting a kindle lately, as I'm running out of storage space for my books and also it's so much more convenient to have an E-reader. As I'm still in school though I don't just have £80 laying around to buy it, so I'd have to save up. I'm still undivided.

Do you have any book recommendations or have you read any of these?
Thankyou for reading.