Top Ten Books I’d Recommend To My Sister

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us bloggers to complete. I’m really excited about this week’s list, which is the top ten books we’d recommend to a certain person. I decided to recommend books to my sister.

My sister is one of my favourite people in the world. We’re incredibly similar. I thank her for my love of books. I can’t remember how many times she used to read to me when I was younger. Even now, our favourite thing to do together is to read. She’s got me to read certain books and vice versa. I know her TBR list is HUGE but here are ten books that she should BUMP up her TBR list.

(By the way, you can visit my sister’s book blog here: BIBLIOBETH)

Click on the book image to get to the Goodread’s page!

16036975UndoneCat Clarke– I’ve made Beth read Entangled and Torn by Cat Clarke before. Undone was my favourite out of her books so far, so I want her to read this as soon as possible!

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Dangerous GirlsAbigail Haas– I still can’t work out whether this book had a genius ending or just plain annoying, so I really need to discuss it with Beth!

17232261Songs of Willow FrostJamie Ford–  I always recommend Jamie Ford’s books where I can and this book certainly needs to be read soon!

cover37723-mediumStay Where You Are And Then LeaveJohn Boyne– I like to recommend John Boyne where I can as well, and this book is a brilliant read.

1656001The HostStephenie Meyer– I actually preferred The Host to the Twilight saga. I think Beth would enjoy it!

9741685Shadows On The MoonZoe Marriott– I think Beth would really enjoy this book. It’s beautifully written.

15812794The Time Between- Karen White– I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I think Beth would like Karen White’s writing style.

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Heart-Shaped BruiseTanya Byrne- Another one I need to discuss with Beth. A protagonist that does awful things, but you can’t help but like…

11722503My Sister Lives On The MantelpieceAnnabel Pitcher– I know Beth has this book, as I read it before she did. I can’t help but love this book though, so she should definitely bump it up her list.

16275049Cruel SummerJames Dawson– I loved this book. I was a fan of Point Horror when I was younger, and so was Beth. In fact, I think it was her that got me into them. James Dawson’s Cruel Summer reminds me of a Point Horror classic, so I think she’d love it!

Have you read any of my choices for Beth? Are you intrigued by any of them? Please feel free to link me to your Top Ten lists. I have a feeling I’ll be adding many books to my TBR pile this week…

The Time Between

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How did I get it?:
Edelweiss

Synopsis:

Thirty-four-year-old Eleanor Murray is consumed with guilt for causing the accident that paralyzed her sister—and for falling in love with her sister’s husband. But when her boss offers her a part-time job caring for his elderly aunt, Helena, Eleanor accepts, hoping this good deed will help atone for her mistakes.

On the barrier island of Edisto, Eleanor bonds with Helena over their mutual love of music. Drawing the older woman out of her depression, Eleanor learns of her life in Hungary, with her sister, before and during World War II. She hears tales of passion and heartache, defiance and dangerous deception. And when the truth of Helena and her sister’s actions comes to light, Eleanor may finally allow herself to move past guilt and to embrace the song that lies deep in her heart…

Thoughts:

This is the first book that I’ve read by Karen White. I really enjoyed the writing. It was particular smooth and incredibly easy to read.

The story is told through three different points of view which was interesting. They were all very well written and helped the reader to get to know the character well.

Eleanor was a brilliant character. She was strong, but consumed by guilt for the accident that made her sister disabled. Even though this had happened to her and she was dealing with the guilt, she still showed a great deal of strength and cared so much for her family. She definitely put her family before her own needs which is something a lot of people can sympathise with. I loved Helena, the older lady that Eleanor became a companion for. I didn’t find Eve, Eleanor’s sister, very likeable at all but towards the end of the book, I started to warm to her. I thought Finn was also a great character, it was easy to see why Eleanor fell for him and Gigi, his little girl was adorable!

The plot does sometimes seem a little slow in places, but other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Reading next:
The Program- Suzanne Young