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The One - new feature and sign up!

Hello! You may have noticed that I'm introducing some new series and features on the blog lately? Well, here's one I'd love you to get involved in! Many of us are grasping for the newest next-big-thing as bloggers and book lovers, but I know many of us cling to that one special book that will always be "the one we recommend", "the one we turn to" and "the one that will always be with us".

So, I want to know, which books have been "the one" for you?! If you would like to be featured in future posts in this series, please share your stories on the sign-up form here. I can't wait to see the books you choose!

To kick things off, here is my own submission for "The One"!

The One you always recommend:

The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I truly believe that no matter what genre you read, this book has something for you - murder, mystery, love, romance, comedy, tragedy, lyricism, travel, war, family... I could go on! It's one of my all time favourite books and one I try to push onto everyone haha.

The One that was a gift:

Second Glance by Jodi Picoult was given to me by a friend when she left the UK. I hadn't known her very long, but her pick was perfect, and had such a lovely inscription in the front. I'll treasure it forever!

The One that got away:

I bet even the most avid reader doesn't have the time to read everything! Being on a review schedule also means I have to let some amazing books pass me by. I have never read a Rainbow Rowell novel, for example, but I plan to rectify that on holiday next week, where I'm going to try and catch up on a good few of the titles I've "missed" this year! First up will be Eleanor and Park.

The One that makes you cry:

The Bridges of Madison County by James Waller. Every time. It's heartbreaking!

The One that still haunts you:

The Troop by Nick Cutter. If you haven't read it, I really don't know whether you should haha! Scenes from that book have not left my head since they entered my imagination. I'm traumatised! *shudder*

The One you always go back to:

It has to be the Harry Potter series for me. They're such comfort reads! The just take me back to some great years in my life. I always turn to them for an easy read between tougher books.

1 comment

  1. This is such a fab idea! <3