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I would lie if I said that I’ve always loved reading. In fact, there was a time when I actually hated it. My parents and teachers would encourage me to read, but to me, this particular activity meant pure boredom. I preferred to watch cartoons, draw or play games on my computer, well… basically anything but reading an actual book. This changed when I was around 17 years old. One day I woke up with an incredible urge to buy The fault in our stars since the movie was about to be released. After that first page, I was hooked, and it’s safe to say that for the first time I truly saw the meaning of the reading world. I never looked back since.

Because reading has become such an important part of my life and my personal development, I thought I’d share with you my “book shelf” 😀

PS: I DO NOT OWN ANY OF THESE PICTURES!!!

 

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I have always loved Harry Potter.  I am so proud to say that the first book of the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher stone, was published in 1997, the year I was born. I grew up with this world, so I had to read the books. I am currently reading the fifth book of this magical and ethereal series. It’s changing me like no other series, book or future readings ever could or probably will.

 

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 This is probably one of the most honest raw and thoughtful books I have ever read. It change my perspective on a lot of things. It helped me gain self confidence. Everyone struggles, even people who seem to have it all figure out. I’ve always admired Lily Collins, and when I heard that she was writing a book, I knew I had to have it. It’s a memoir filled with words of empowerment, feelings and individualism.

 

 

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Though I love history, for some reason I avoided this one for a long time. If I hadn’t gotten it as a gift from one of my good friends, I don’t think I would’ve read it. That would have been a shame because this book was phenomenal. I loved every single page, down to every paragraph.  I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who loves history and wants to learn more about World War Two and the Holocaust.

                                                                                           

 

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This book, gosh, I have no words. A masterpiece in form of words. Everyone should read “The Picture of Dorian Gray” in their lifetime. Beauty from the outside is not as important as what lies within.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gosh, where do I even begin with this series. It’s nothing short of a masterpiece I’d say, since it involves impeccable writing skills, fantasy, fairies, and a pretty awesome gang. Also, it is filled with romance, for those of you who like this genre (*me*). Trust me, you won’t regret picking this up. I only have one word to describe these books:MASTERPIECES!!!!

 

 

 

 

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I love the Victorian Age. All my friends know how obsessed I am with this period and how much I know about Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert. So, when an opportunity came to read this book for my English literature class, I was glad. I had read it small fragments of this book when I was in middle school ( at that time I was so bad at English ). This book is about a woman’s strength and independence. You should really check it out.

 

 

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Well, of course I had to include the book that started it all. Gosh, when I go back and remember just how excited I was to read this book, not knowing it would change me in so many ways and beyond. Without this book, I would still be against reading. I felt all the feels there were to be felt and I just couldn’t put it down. The greatest book John Green has ever written. (The others, I don’t really like.)

 

 

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From what I’ve seen, this book has mixed reviews. Some love it, some hate it. For me though, it was an enjoyable read. At first I was reluctant since it is written in epistolary form, but after a few pages I adored how the author used this technique to express the feelings of every character. It’s not a five star book for me, but I was really touched by the story.  

 

 

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This is truly a phenomenal story about a simple man, who fought for intelligence and acceptance, but in the end to be faced with the truth that being intelligent can also have consequences. I strongly urge you to pick up this book. As New York Times perfectly put it “A tale that is convincing, suspenseful and touching.”

                                                               

 

 

 

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This series is a quick and easy read. I’m not sure if I would read them again now, but I loved these books in my teenage years. I honestly read them in 3 days. Yes, they are that easy to go through.

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Gosh, this series was one of my favourites. I devoured every page. I couldn’t get enough. I found out about it in the summer of 2015 from a book blogger. It was actually the first time I have ever cried while reading a book. While the writing and story isn’t as phenomenal as the one in A Court Of Thorns And Roses series, it touched my heart with its simplicity, heavy romance and true acceptance between humans and aliens.