First of all before I start, sorry about the double up email. It wasn't on purpose it had something to do with Weebly and the RSS feed. Anywho! Monthly recommendations is actually a Goodreads group where you recommend books each month based on a certain topic. February is about love because of Valentines Day, so the topic of this month was the opposite which I thought was a nice idea. Although I don't read many books that aren't romance based so it was slightly difficult for me, which is why there are only 4 books I'm going to talk about, but they are all very good books that I think anyone of any age can enjoy.
1. The 13th Gift by Joanne Huist Smith
This is by far one of my favourite books ever. And the fact that it's a true story shocks me because I don't normally like or read those types of books. But I was in the Christmas spirit and I gave this one a try and it honestly changed my whole perspective on life. Definitely a must read for any time of the year, for any one and everyone.
2. Gone Girl by
I read this book quite a while ago but from what I remember I enjoyed it for the most part. I mean if you want to get technical about it, there is a romance but I wouldn't say it's a very good one so it doesn't count. Also it was such a suspensful read, and the twists honestly did shock me. That ending though, man I was not impressed!
The Boy at the Top of The Mountain by John Boyne
This is probably my favourite young adult, non romantic historical fiction novel. I really enjoyed this one. It's by the same author who wrote The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, but this one is about a young boy who has become an orphan, so he goes to live with his Aunt who works in this house at the top of the mountain. Turns out the aunty works for Hitler as a maid and so they live in Hitler's house. It was so very interesting and I don't think there was a boring moment in the whole book. I also really liked seeing the character develop in ways that you definitely wouldn't expect!
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
This is one of my all time favourite books... ever. I absolutely loved this book, and I think I've sort of forgotten how much I loved it because of the movie, but I really did. It's about a woman named Alice who is about 50 and she has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. The book is told from Alice's perspective and so it's like you're going on the journey with her. Such a heartbreaking novel, but it has definitely changed my life. Actually, Still Alice is the reason I even signed up to Goodreads which lead me to creating this blog, so it really has changed my life!
That's all I have to say about that. If you have any recommendations for me please let me know! Tally ho :)
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