Here at jewellbooks there is a wide range of books being read and reviewed every single day. Some suit a rainy duvet day, others suit summer sun at the beach. I truly believe there is a book for every mood and every occasion to suit your genre of choice. I’ve made a small compilation of my favourite reads. Some are best sellers or publishers picks but most are just books and authors I feel the world needs to know about. Happy reading.
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
This needs no introduction. Now a critically acclaimed motion picture. It has thriller written all over it and keeps you guessing to the very last page.
- The Girls by Emma Cline
If i’m honest i wasn’t a massive fan of this book but the story behind it and the authors style of writing is intriging and keeps you hooked.
- The Sea Between Us by Emylia Hall
A beautiful love story set by the sea. I loved every minute and every page and also one of the books I recommend over and over again. A novel about love, loss and hope.
- The Girl in the Photograph by Kate Riordan
This book was a brilliant read in the respect that it borderlines a horror.. It wasn’t written with this intention but still had me sleeping with the light on.
- Before I Met You by Lisa Jewell
A stunningly written book set in dual times. It flicks between 1920 Soho London and modern day. Simply has to be read.
- Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey
This book was the winner of the Romantic book of the Year 2016. Another book set over two time periods. It is hearfelt, honest and heartbreaking all in equal measure. I read this in a day.
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Another book that needs no introduction. It is now a beautiful film which highlights disability and equality aswell as the trials that people face on a daily basis. If this book does anything for you it will be to make you appreciate life as it is.
- After You by Jojo Moyes
The second book from Me Before You which follows the characters from book one as they try to adjust to life as they now know it. Simply stunning writing.
- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
My favourite book of all time and one of the reasons why i love literature.
- The Twilight books by Stephanie Meyer
Light reading for fans of mythology and sci-fi but these books are sure to get you hooked. The style of writing is exhilariting and fast paced.
- Ps I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
A real tear jerker but gorgeous to read. This is ‘chick-lit’ at its best.
- The Hunger Games books by Susanne Collins
If there is a set of books that will keep you hooked and keep you wanting more long after they are finished its the Hunger Games Trilogy. Packed with action, cruelty, bravery and has an underlying love story.
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The first book i ever read. I blame this single book for my reading and writing obsession.
- The Arrival of Fergal Flynn by Brian Kennedy
I think i can safely say this is one of the best books i ever read. Written by singer Brian Kennedy, its said to be a story of his early life set in Belfast in the heart of the troubles. The main character falls in love with a priest and this book takes you on an emotional journey.
- 31 Dream Street by Lisa Jewell
The book was the first book of Lisa Jewell’s I ever read and therefore I reckon it merits a wee read. It started my love for her writing and her storytelling.
- My Map of you by Isobella Bloom
This book is set in Greece and is a modern day love story. It is descriptive to the point you feel you are in the book and leaves you longing to travel and see the world.
- The Love Book by Allie Esiri
A book of famous, prose, classic and contempory love stories and poems all based around the theme of love.
- Everything Love Is by Claire King
People write about love every single day. About unconditional love, the should have been love, reaquainted love and happy ever after love but nobody has writen about this type of love.
I have no doubt that this list will inevitably grow and I hope you enjoy them half as much as i did.
Love Janine at Jewellbooks