For those out there who are avid readers or those who just read to pass the time, here's a list of my ultimate favourite books, some that I highly recommend. I admit, my guilty pleasure would be adventure as as well as dystopian based novels, so whatever I recommend are nonetheless BIASED. Dark mysteries are at times my cup of tea as well.
Let's admit that here in Malaysia, the international store bought books are at least 30 ringgit, the good ones anyway, so it'll be a wise decision to do some research and read online reviews -I looked up goodreads- before looking to buy one. I won't summarize the book cause one, some people don't like no spoilers and two, you could really just look it up on the internet. Bless you google.
Without further ado.... dammm taraaaam daaam.... MUAS LISTO
Artemis Fowl. I've absolutely adored this book, it was everything I've wanted wrapped into one. It was adventure at its best, unparalleled humor and Eoin's compelling gift for storytelling that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout every series. The complete series has a total of eight books with the last one published in 2012.
I loved it so much that not only did I own an entire set, I owned two set, with an entirely different cover. Hahaha. This book would without a doubt evoke a nostalgic memory to me in 20 years to come.
The next one on my list would be Incarceron and its sequel Sapphique. It was... unlike any other book I've read and full of unsolved questions that won't be revealed until the very end. It ranked as a New York Times Bestseller and for very obvious reasons too. While lacking in the humor department, it is full of adventures. One of the best dystopian books out there where people live a life that is almost akin to life at prison. One of the things that I liked about this book are the short poetry at every new chapters. Beautifully thought out. If you enjoyed Maze Runner, you're gonna like this one.
If you've seen the pattern, congrats, yes I do indeed buy books that are only rated as a bestseller, be it international or New York's. Don't judge a book by its cover, judge it by its critics. I'll be honest with you, on the first few chapters I wasn't much impressed by the book but my oh my, I had a hard time putting the book down when I got to the interesting part that had something to do with the I.N.S.A.N.E institution for the talented with extraordinary gift where Piper got recruited cause she could fly- obviously- the book's not called the girl who could SWIM. You'll find out later just how much I.N.S.A.N.E insane really is. The Girl Who Could Fly.
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I don't believe there's much to say, you know why. Dystopian of EPIC proportion. If you've seen the movie, the book is in no comparison and as always the book is ALWAYS and will forever remain ALWAYS better than any movie adaption.
I'm not a big fan of romance novels, but I was sold on the witch part of it lol. Haha, I couldn't stomach Twilight with all its sparkling Mary Sue type vampires so I picked out a close contender, Beautiful Creatures which I bought as a box set at Kinokuniya. The book itself was pretty interesting and tells us in details and introduces us to new characters that the movie had not. If you're a fan of both romance and magic, this book pretty much wraps it up for you.
Next up, Markus Zusak's The Book Thief and John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. I've put them together cause they both have movie adaptions and I cannot seem to stress just how much better the book is compared to the movie. Yes, the movie itself was amazing and The Book Thief movie had me gushing rivers and fishes out of my eyes but Markus Zusak's way of storytelling gripped my heart in a way movies cannot. It was magical,
Out of dystopian and into the classics. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald. There's something about classics that makes you wanna sit back, drink hot coco and listen to classical music or even Lana Del'Ray. Know when I said that no matter how amazing the movie is, it is in no way a comparison to the book, The Great Gatsby movie came close. The movie Great Gatsby is a definite want to watch if you haven't already, the cinematography was OUTSTANDING, especially the car hit accident scene. You'll also see Spiderman wearing a tux and partying it out with the ladies.
I haven't actually had the chance to read the dystopian Unwind series, but apparently Unwind received many great reviews and high ratings on goodreads, so a definite on my reading list. Something about selling children's body parts and you can guess why it triggered my interest.
Exactly as S J Watson had put it; gripping, enthralling - a top notch thriller and a compulsive read. Paula Hawkins' The Girl On The Train.
Dummm daddda dummm... hahaha ONE PUNCH MAN. It's not a book it is however a manga made into an anime. A 2015 hit. An OP that is OP. He's bold, he's hilarious and he's unbeatable, a man who beats his opponent with just a punch, the human, Saitama. If you're into animes this is one you would not want to miss. You'll be hooked from the very first episode.
If you have any other recommendations that you would like to share, you're certainly more than welcome to post it on the comment section