5 Books to Read this Spring
These books are some of my favourites that I have read over the past few months and in my opinion are a great addition to your book collection. With a range of styles of writing and genres, I fell in love with these books and have not wanted to put them down.
Fellside by M.R. Carey
A haunting yet heartbreaking story set in a prison, with the main character; Jess a drug addict and unintentional murderer. A slow read at first but once the story starts to pick up you will never want to put it down. M.R. Carey is a brilliant writer and knows how to intrigue his audience.
Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
Set in the 1990's, however Patricia's style of writing appeals to any generation and time. Another crime story of a serial killer who leaves behind the same clue with each murder leaving you with a plot-twisting finish to the story.
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
One of my all time favourite novels, takes you through the thoughts and feelings of a young adult going through a suicidal episode and ending up in a psychiatric ward. A heartwarming story combines comedy and reality, in which every young adult can find that resonates with them in some way.
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
Children who have been locked up and experimented, attending class everyday; held at gunpoint and unable to communicate. The author captures the world on the edge of destruction due to the 'hungries'. A moving story, which is also devastating; a great read for most ages.
Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
An amazingly inspiring book talks through the authors personal experience through the battle of both anxiety and depression. An uplifting book which gives hope and shows the raw reality of living with mental illness. An easy read which will leave you gripped to every word said.