Books That Inspire Me

Just one day by Gayle Foreman.  

 This book is about a teenage girl who has just finished high school, her parents have paid for her to go on a trip around Europe before she starts collage. 

She meets a guy while she is in England, the guy offers her thr opportunity to see a play in the street rather than in a theatre, she runs after this guy who takes her to Paris (at this point I was screaming he could be a murderer in the pages of my book). In Paris they have an amazing time and then he … Disappears. 

This book is inspirational because it taught me to travel, it taught me how amazing travelling can be. Ok I’ll admit when I envision travelling I see myself meeting the guy equivalent of the guy in the book but I know that is just a fantasy. 

This book has made me fall in love with life, and that is an amazing feeling. 

3 Days 3 Quotes challenge

Day 3 

This quote is my life motto. It’s written in the pages of an amazing book called Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

  

This quote states that before some amazing things an happen you have to put up with the bad things. I have learnt the bad things are worth going though, because they make the good points even better. 

3Days 3 quotes Challenge 

Day 2 

I know you are only supposed to post one quote per day however there are two quotes from this particular book that I cannot choose between. 

The book is Divergent by Veronica Roth .

   

I really like this quote because when I read it I see Four looking at Tris a thousand words flowing in that one gaze. I have lived through this, people pushing me until I have broken. I know how valuable that lessons is, every time you think you have hit your point of no return and breakdown, something says get up your not done yet. 

 
This is a really nice quote it is impossible to become absolutely fearless, however you can learn how to cope with fear and push through it. 

This is a personal quote as a sufferer of post traumatic stress disorder, I have to battle through fear on a regular basis.

Veronica Roth is an amazing author, the Divergent series is an amazing series of books, I know what I will be re-reading 😉 

Happy Wednesday 🙂 

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge 

Day 1 

I have seen this tag floating around the blog communities and I am so excited that I have been tagged in this post by the amazing Lila at  The book keepers secrets. So here is my first quote, it is from All TheBright Places by Jennifer Niven

   

This is one of my favourite quotes, it’s not about what you take from this world it’s about what you leave behind that matters.
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Calendar Girls – January

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Author – Audrey Carlan

Format: Kindle Edition

Print Length: 105 pages

Publisher: Waterhouse Press (2 Aug. 2015)

Blurb

It’s really simple. I needed money. A lot of money. One million dollars to be exact. The amount didn’t matter. All that mattered is that at the end of that price tag held my father’s life. 

No money. No life.

The time limit was one year. On January 1st I had to pay up or my Father was going to be killed.

When you’re faced with an ultimatum like this, you do whatever you have to do.

And that’s exactly what I did. 

The Review

Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content.

Calendar girls is one of those books I saw advertise on Facebook, I liked the Fifty Shades of Gray trilogy so I thought let’s give it a try.

I watched the book trailer and was drawn in a little bit more into the story. I wanted to know more, I couldn’t close the window and leave without knowing. I had to know what happened to Mia.

I quickly typed Amazon into my web browser and located the book, I downloaded it straight to the kindle app on my IPad and started to read.

I was hooked from the first page, Mia is a hopeless romantic who falls in love with every guy she sleeps with. She describes her encounters with hopeless ex boyfriends including Taylor, her high school sweet heart and Maxwell the teaching assistant in her phycology class. She explains how she fell for each of them and the traits each individual had.

As we delve further into the story we discover Mia has a best friend who actually talks sense, “you’ve always been in love with love-“ , as well as a complicated ‘relationship’ with her ex-boyfriend. She needs money and she needs it fast, so she takes a job her Auntie is offering. The job isn’t something she takes lightly and finds it hard to deal with.

The job she takes is being an escort, however because of the amount of money she needs to make her auntie decides the only way to make that much money is to take client who request her services for a month at a time. So every month at the turn of the calendar she moves on to a new client, a new city and new opportunities.

The first book introduces to Wes, a movie director, he set some harsh ground rules that Mia decides to stick to, after all she has fallen in love with every man she has ever slept with, she is determined this time she will leave emotions at the curb.

Wes shows her things she has never seen, he treats her with respect and exactly like she should be treated. She accompanies him to his business engagements, meets his parents and spends all the time she needs with him, alone.

Wes teaches her how to surf, shows her how much fun life really is when she isn’t playing Mum to her baby sister or working two jobs to get by.

But at the end of the month she has to leave, she has a new client and a new duty to fulfil.

After reading this book I was left with so many questions, I understand that it is a series of books and the more of them I read the more information I will receive, but I felt like Mia fell in love with Wes, for the first time in her a life she fell for a guy who treated her like she ought to be and not like something they stood in.

The story illustrated so much love between these two characters yet she was always destined to leave him behind at the turn of the month. i found myself talking out loud, uttering warnings to Mia, don’t get in too deep you have to leave.

This book had me hooked from page one, it was an emotional rollercoaster of highs and some terrible lows which only made me feel closer to Mia.

I have already downloaded the remaining books in this series knowing without a doubt that I will love them.

My only remaining question is, will Mia return to Wes?

Overall Rating out of 5  :- 5 Stars 

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Me and Mr J – Rachel McIntyre

51UdQwsae8L._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_Time for a confession, I hadn’t actually heard of this book or the author at all, however walking around the book section in my local Asda store, I stumbled across this little gem in the two for seven pounds section. I picked it up and immediately the front cover stood out, it is a picture of a beautiful red headed girl. The simple choice of colours (red, white and blue) really stand out and make the book attractive.

I flipped the book over and started to read the blurb at the back. Not much is given away by the blurb, just a few glimpses of what the book is about, however this only lead to it being more interesting and appealing. I bought the book and soon started to read it.

I was hooked from the very first page. The book is in a diary format and usually these types of books are not for me, however i am glad i didn’t notice this until i actually purchased the item.

In this story we meet  character called Lara, she is portrayed as being an upbeat individual who tries to see the good in everything. At the start of the book Lara is a 15 year old school girl who receives a diary for a christmas present, at first she resents it, however as the story continues I felt that this diary was her only way to vent, to let go of what she goes through in her daily life.

This story, at times, was very difficult to read. Lara has a lot of issues with some students in her class, they pick on her looks as well as her intelligence. When her English teacher goes on maternity leave, a newly qualified substitute English teacher arrives to save the term. This new teacher is portrayed as being very attractive, a teacher who i can certainly relate to.

At school there was always that one teacher who was deemed the fittest in the school, Mr Jagger is just that. All the girls seem to find him attractive and spend their days staring at him rather than learning anything.

The bullying gets worse for Lara as the story progresses, however difficult this appeared to be to read, i kept going as i became attached to Lara.

Lara is invited to a school trip with some older students bother from her private girls school and the private boys school. Mr Jagger is going on the trip and as soon as Lara learns of this she doesn’t hesitate.

Things start to take a dark twist at this point and Lara has to deal with a lot of things a 15 year old shouldn’t. There are a few taboo subjects in this story including, student and teacher relationships and bullying, which at times also includes physical violence.

Even so, it is worth reading.

This book is truly amazing, it is one of those reads that stay with you long after you have read it. I really enjoyed this book, it was a page turner, I couldn’t put the book down. I could relate to so much of Lara’s story at time it felt like i was living it with her.

I would recommend this book to anyone as it is a really good read, there are a lot of things within the pages of this book which are very difficult to read, I found myself crying on various occasions, however it was worth the tears to read this truly amazing, well written book which highlights so many taboo subjects that teenage girls need to be aware of.

 

Book Rating – 10 / 10