Hello, I’ve decided to do a few book recommendations for this post, you may have read them already but I for one have only just discovered these and I think they are GREAT 😀
Book Number One:
Falling by Emma Kavanagh
A plane falls out of the sky. A woman is murdered. Four people all have something to hide.
Jim is a retired police officer, and worried father. His beloved daughter has disappeared and he knows something is wrong.
Tom has woken up to the news that his wife was on the plane and must break the news to their only son.
Cecilia had packed up and left her family. Now she has survived a tragedy, and sees no way out.
Freya is struggling to cope with the loss of her father. But as she delves into his past, she may not like what she finds.
This book was very surprising all the way through, I loved the way the separate stories and characters lives connected and flowed together so easily. The plot was not obvious although a little far fetched, but it was overall very enjoyable and thrilling 😀
Book Number Two
The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one.
Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: his genetic clock randomly resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous and unpredictable, and lend a spectacular urgency to Clare and Henry’s unconventional love story. Their attempt to live normal lives together is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control.
This book was a roller-coaster, changing time, year and perspective every minute but it was brilliant and completely believable, Audrey captivates you from the start, not forgetting how she confuses you, bewilders you and leaves you thoughtful about the possibilities of time travel all the way through the novel. Wow is all I can say.
Book Number Three
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.”
Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashums. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.
This book blew me away, It taught me a lot about Afghanistan and really made it a real place for me, I think I will remember this book for a long time, I hope never to forget it. It did not exactly have a happy ending, just a glimpse of hope for better to come.