Jan 26, 2014

Book Worm!

             Hello Everyone!     
                     Well, I know this doesn't have much to do with the "cheap beauty blog" theme, but, who doesn't like to read a good book!? If you are that person, I am sorry! But why not read on? Something in here might spark your interest! Plus, you might be of help to me when you get the the end of this post!

                         This is going to be a post of my Top 10 Favorite Books! Now, you should know before you read on that, other than the fact that they are my top ten favorites, the only order they are in, is what order I read them in. I can't get myself to pick a favorite or least favorite out of them! They are all so wonderful to me!

I guess we should just get into it!

                       1. "Out of the Dust" By Karen Hesse I read because it was assigned in school, in seventh grade! And I usually hate books that we are assigned to reading in school, but for some reason I really liked this one. 

                     It takes place in 1934 and is about a girl, Billie Jo, who lives in Oklahoma. A terrible accident took her mother from her and left her with her father, who since the accident is even more distant than before. As dust storms make matters worse for them, she must try to "find peace in the bleak landscape of Oklahoma". This story is meant for a younger audience, do to its easy reading, but I still find a liking for it today.The depth of it keeps me hooked. 

                     2. "Reincarnation" By Suzanne Wayne is a book that I purchased at a school book fair in eighth grade and thought it sounded interesting. In my opinion you do not have to believe in reincarnation to read this book. It is a love story that has a lot to do with reincarnation. You don't have to believe that this could really happen, you just have to enjoy it I guess. 

                 It takes you through so many times in History where these two people somehow always find their way into each others lives. This was the first book that I read, that I couldn't really put down. I don't know what it was but I loved it. Maybe it was because I am a sucker for a good love story. 

                       3, 4 & 5. "Hunger Games", "Catching Fire" & "Mockingjay" all by Suzanne Collins are a no brainer. When I first heard of these I thought they would be stupid, a large reason was because my friend was horrible at trying to explain to me what these books were about. But once I finally did read them, I of course became addicted. If you don't know what these books are about, first of all, you must live under a rock. Only kidding! 

                They take place in the future where America once was and is now called Panem where there are thirteen districts and a capitol. That is until the districts go into war with the capitol and the capitol destroys district thirteen completely leaving nothing but ashes. As part of the surrender terms, each year every district much chose one boy and one girl to go into an arena where they will fight to the death with the other tributes from the districts until only one tribute remains and is crowned victor. This is a televised event in Panem and is called, "The Hunger Games". It is really an amazing story.

                       6. "Perks Of Being A Wallflower" By Stephen Chbosky this book.. Well this is what the back of the book says; "Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective…but there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up." 

                       Now I don't really know if even that does the book much justice. But my explanation probably would have done it even less justice. I just love this book, and most people do, its just such a great story. I can't recommend reading it enough.  

                         7. "Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children" By Ransom Riggs is (obviously or it wouldn't be on this list) another really great book that I just enjoyed reading so much. Its about a sixteen-year-old boy named Jacob who's insane grandfather, a man that is always telling him crazy stories of monsters and children who are unbelievably peculiar, passes away leaving Jacob with questions that cause Jacob to wonder whether his grandfather really was insane or telling the truth. 

                        Its such an adventure to read things like this. I think that one of the most interesting parts of this book are the photographs to go along with these fantastic stories. Also, the second book just came out and my friend has already read it and says its just as amazing as the first one! I can't wait to read it!  

                              8. "The Fault In Our Stars" By John Green is a story of a cancer patient named Hazel who is simply just waiting to die. But when August Waters comes to Cancer Kid Support Group, her view on this life seems to change. 

                               Although this book is quite a tearjerker, it is such a genuine love story and you cannot help yourself but to turn the page. "Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love." If you haven't read this book yet, I HIGHLY recommend it! 

                                 9. Handmaids Tale By Margaret Atwood. I had to read this book last year for my AP English class, and before reading my teacher only told us where this story takes place. She didn't explain anything further in the book. Didn't even tell us the name of the narrator, or main character. We could have known by reading the back but she asked us not to, as she wanted us to go into reading this completely ignorant as to what this was about. I honored her wishes and don't regret it. It was interesting to try and figure out what the purpose of everything was and whatnot. 

                               I am going to do the same for you. If you choose to read this, which you should because its really great and like "The Hunger Games" is a distopian story that keeps you reading not wanting to set the book down. 

                                   10. The Weight Of Silence By Heather GudenKauf. I read this book over this past summer while I was camping with my friend. When I wasn't reading it I would find myself wondering what would happen in the end and wishing I had it in my hands at that moment. It was such an addicting story. 

                                It's about a seven year old little girl named Callie who suffers from selective mutism brought on by a tragedy when she was a toddler. One day her mother wakes up to find her missing and later finds out that her best friend Petra has also disappeared in the night. Its a story full of plot twist's and keeps you biting your nails and wondering what the truth is right up until the end. 

                                Well, that was a lot! I hope you all get something from this! Again I really recommend reading one of these, if not all of them! They are great books that I will most likely be re-reading in the future. 

                           Please let me know if you like these kinds of posts and whether or not you would want me to make more posts like this! 

                          Also! Please give me suggestions of things you guys would like to see! Maybe a review of a specific product or suggestions of cheap but beneficial hair or makeup products! Please let me know! I am here to help you all!

With Lots and Lots of Love, 
Marissa! <3