Happy Tuesday everyone! I’ve been so ill with the flu the last week, so unfortunately I missed last weeks Top 5 Tuesday. But I’m back this week!
Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm and this week the topic is Top 5 Books I Don’t Talk About Enough. So, here goes….
Harry Potter – J. K. Rowling
I love Harry Potter. I’m so glad I grew up at the right time to experience it before the films came out because the books are SO much better. I’m not sure why I don’t really talk about these books…. I think its because I don’t really need to because everyone knows how awesome they are.
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
I’d never heard of the Hunger Games before I watched the trailer for the first film. As soon as I realised it was based on a book, I got stuck in and loved it. Again, I much prefer the books to the films.
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
This is one of my all-time favourites and it’s a book that everyone has heard of. The reason I don’t really talk about this book is because it is SO hard to sell to someone without making it sound rubbish! It’s one of those books that are amazing… yet nothing ‘out of this world’ happens.
Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
This is one of the best thriller books I have ever read. I read it before the film came out and I feel like the film dampened my urge to talk about the book. Whenever I’d mention the book, I’d get the ‘Oh yeah, I’ve seen the film’ response. I do actually like the film… but it doesn’t compare to the book!!!!!
Look Who’s Back – Timur Vermes
This book is a dream for someone like me, who is a massive history geek obsessed with anything to do with Germany in WW2. It starts with Adolf Hitler waking up in Berlin, 2011. It is HILARIOUS. Everyone just think he’s a politically incorrect Hitler impersonator. I think the reason I don’t talk about this book much is because my historical obsession with Hitler is enough for someone people without me banging on about fictional books about him!