Thursday, 14 August 2014

FIVE Books To Read Before The Movie Comes Out (+ EBOOK DOWNLOAD / AMAZON LINKS)

1. The Giver by Lois Lowry 
Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Goodreads rating: 4.11/5 

2. If I Stay by Gayle Forman 
Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.
I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.
Stay, he says.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?
Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it's the only one that matters.

Goodreads rating: 3.99/5

3. The Maze Runner by James Dashner 
"If you ain't scared, you ain't human." 
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's surrounded by strangers--boys whose memories are also gone.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out--and no one's ever made it through alive.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Goodreads rating: 4.01

4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

Goodreads rating: 3.93/5

5. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien 
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.

Goodreads rating: 4.20/5 


  1. As a big believer in reading the book first, I love this post! I keep meaning to read Gone Girl - I've heard that even though it's adult, it has a lot of YA appeal. And I'm excited to see The Giver, although I'm keeping my expectations low. It seems like it's not going to be too faithful to the book, which worries me.

    1. hi emily!!! movies always end up disappointing me. I dont know how to get over the disappointment over watching the movie aft I read the book. so I don't watch them. unless a friend forces me to go see the movie first and I read the book after. lol that way I don't want to go thru the sucky feeling of a watching a poor book to movie adaptation :(

  2. that is so cool that u read in two difer langauges. that's my goal someday. I;m halfway bilingual, and working on being trilingual. I even know a lil spanish from myHS classes. keep readding chica =) also, i wanted to let u know
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