The day of love. And oh how I despise this “holiday”. I know it sounds so strange to hear: lover of romance novels hating Valentine’s Day. But I can’t be the only one right?? I do my best to show and tell the people who I love that I love them everyday. I do not need a “holiday”, a box of chocolates and a stuffed bear holding a heart that says love to say that. Whether you love it or hate it, today is the day!
Whether or not I like the holiday, I wanted to make a post about books that I fell in love with at the first chapter.
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han: I read this book back when I was in high school and I fell in love with it literally in the first Chapter. It sucked me right into the story and I read all three books quite fast. I had to know how they ended.This book aided in my obsession with romance novels and why I enjoyed reading them so much. Anytime I think about this book it honestly makes my heart happy and want to read the series all over again.
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks: This book will probably be one of my favorite Nicholas Sparks books ever. The overall storyline and the development that each character goes through throughout the story make it easy and enjoyable to read. Nicholas Sparks was the first author that I was introduced to in the romance category. The majority of the stories typically have the same formula. Though each are different in their own ways.
Frigid by J. Lynn (Jennifer Armentrout): I absolutely loved every second of this book. The way that the characters develop throughout the story is written beautifully. Jennifer really knows how to develop sweet, loving, swoon worthy and funny characters. Personally that’s why I love her books so much because they’re easy to relate to. Not only do Sydney and Kyler (the main characters) have sweet and innocent love for each other, but they also have the steamy, hot and spicy aspects as well.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: Last year after reading the girl on the train and reading through reviews on Goodreads I decided to give Gone Girl a try. Almost everyone who reviewed both books compared both of them together and I thoroughly enjoyed Gone Girl way more than the Girl On The Train. I could not put this book down it sucked me in from the first chapter and I couldn’t wait to figure out how the story ended. I believe that Gone Girl is why I really enjoy psychological thrillers/mystery novels now.
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding: This was one of the only books that I actually enjoyed reading in high school. This book absolutely terrified me and I loved it. Not because of what the kids did but because of how absolutely true Golding nailed humans on the head when they are put in situations like this. I think this book has also helped me to realize how much I like learning about human behavior. Because this book shows you exactly what we are capable of without any societal boundaries. This will be forever one of my all-time favorite books.
Do you have a book or books that you fell in with at the first chapter? What are they? Let me know in the comments.
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