Bonjour mes amies! Ever since I was young, I have been an avid reader of all sorts. I’d read the back of the cereal box while I ate breakfast and all the road signs while I sat in the back seat of my parent’s car. Today, when I’m not busy with friends, school, or extracurriculars, I love to sit down near a window and read to my heart’s content. I know that not everyone loves to read, but I hope that bookworms and non-readers alike will find something on this list that interests them.
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han- a sweet teenage love story that took the world by storm after it was made into a Netflix movie. The characters are relatable and the storyline is heartwarming.
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer- a futuristic series about a mechanic/ lunar princess named Cinder, a prince named Kai, a fierce red-head named Scarlet, a daring heartthrob named Thorne, and a sweet hacker named Cress. This series deserves so much more attention than it has received (It was so good I read the entire series in a week during the summer).
- The Selection by Kiera Cass- Another dystopian novel, this book is captivating as you follow America’s journey from a low caste to the palace.
- The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling- This is a classic and well-known series, but this list wouldn’t be complete without it.
- All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis- This book will make you reevaluate our society and the corporate system. It takes place in the future where all words and gestures have a copyright, and when one girl chooses to remain silent instead of pay to speak, she starts a movement that she never could have imagined.
- I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai- This book is unsettling and inspiring. It makes you reevaluate everything you thought you knew about Pakistan and the Taliban.
- Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton- One of my all-time favorites, this book is inspiring and motivating. Bethany Hamilton takes you along her journey of rediscovery and faith as she recovers from a shark attack.
- Jane Goodall: 50 Years at Gombe by Jane Goodall- This book captures the journey of Jane Goodall, an English primatologist and anthropologist, with beautiful pictures, amazing stories, and important messages.
Advice and Poetry
- the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur- If you’ve never read poetry before, start with this book. Kaur’s loving pictures and honest poetry will captivate you and make you think.
- Heart Talk by Cleo Wade- I keep this book by my bedside, as a source of inspiration and motivation. Wade’s messages are empowering and a replenishing source of positivity.
- Flow- “A magazine for paper lovers” The most beautiful and aesthetic magazine you will ever lay your eyes upon with unique stories and beautiful imagery. (Check out pictures on my Instagram)
- National Geographic- A well-renowned magazine with stories that will take you on a journey.
I hope this reading list inspired you to take a look back at your bookshelf and pick up something to read on this lovely fall day. Although all these books and magazines are in print, don’t forget that there is a whole array of literature that can be found online. Of course, I prefer the soft warmth of a real book, but sometimes I enjoy a good Wikipedia read and I learn a lot about topics that I never considered before. Blogs are a great form of reading as well, but I may be a bit biased on that one 😉
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you next time!
QOTD: What is your favorite book?