I love a good book any time of the year, but there’s something about curling up in bed with the electric blanket and finger-less gloves on, and a good book clutched in your hands.
So I thought I’d share a few of the good reads I’ve been privy to lately.
The Mortal Instruments
I started this series from Cassandra Clare on our road trip to North Queensland back in 2009 (I think it was 2009 at least!). Yes, it’s teen fiction, but it’s good teen fiction. I read a lot of teen fiction because I’m part of the Reading Team at school and I like to be able to knowledgeably recommend good books to our avid (and not so avid) readers.
But back to The Mortal Instruments. You enter the secret world of Shadowhunters – the offspring of humans and angels – as they battle to protect the world from demons. Along the way there is romance, love found, love lost, murder, fairies, vampires and lycanthropes. A can’t-put-down-series.
The Infernal Devices
Now, The Infernal Devices are the prequel series to The Mortal Instruments (they came out after, but I’m sure you could read them first). Passion, power, magic, darkness and danger – we’re introduced to Tessa Gray, an immortal who doesn’t know what she is and who loves two Shadowhunters, but must chose one.
This series is currently ranked #25 out of the Amazon 100. I finished all 3 books in just over a week.
The Tale of Despereaux
The Little Man and I curled up in his bed and read this one as a bedtime story earlier this year. It is the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. We loved every word of it – and the Little Man loved me reading it to him, which made it even more special. (And yes, it is a movie – I haven’t seen it.)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
The reason I picked this book up was the cover… the photo of the girl intrigued me. When I flicked further through and saw all of the photos throughout the book, I knew that I had to add it to my bookshelf for this reason alone. Good thing it was an awesome read as well. With lots of twists, turns and surprises as Jacob discovers that he too is peculiar and that perhaps his Grandfather wasn’t as peculiar as everyone believed.
And I’m currently reading…
By Diana Gabaldon. It was recommended by one of my fellow Reading Team – not teen fiction – and so far I’m enjoying it… Will let you know when I get to the end.