Monday Muse is a weekly blog feature in which I talk about book-related things: review book-to-movie adapation, lists of my favorite heroines, etc. But really, it's just a feature to excuse my random rants so as not to clutter this blog.
It's officially the first week of holiday! FINALLY. *sheds tears* Technically it's the second week of holiday, but since I spent my first week hiking a mountain and went around with my adrenaline-junkie friends, I only have time to rest and read now. Ah. Bliss. *rolls around* Check out my post yesterday to see pictures of the mountain! :P
Anyways, happy Monday Muse! Today I have a list of books that will be perfect choices for your holiday. Hope you'll find some books that you'll like! :)
1. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige | Goodreads
OZ! You can watch The Wizard of Oz during your vacation, but you know what else you can do? You can read Dorothy Must Die in which Dorothy becomes bad and a new heroine must kill her! Yay! Not the same old tale we all love and know anymore, right? ;)
Wishing for twists in your book? Give Dorothy Must Die a go. :)
2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins | Goodreads
Anna and the French Kiss is especially perfect for beach reading. Short, sweet, and definitely swoon-worthy! And it's all set in France, which makes this book even more awesome. Recommended for anyone with beating heart for romance. ♥
Such sweet, sweet book. Prepare to fall in love!
3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | Goodreads
MUAHAHAHA. Yes you read it right. I give you The Alchemist for vacation book! Hehe, one of my friends actually read it for train reading in last week's vacation and it gives me idea to include the book in this list. The Alchemist is a short book, a must-read-at-least-once-in-a-lifetime book, and truth be told, it's good to impress people.
Need a book to read in a plane/train/anything with lots of people passing by? The Alchemist it is.
4. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes | Goodreads
Want something light and sweet to entertain your day? Pick The Art of Lainey! It may sound like typical getting-back-the-ex boyfriend story (yawn....), but no! Lainey is a very fun character, and she uses Sun Tzu's The Art of War in order to get back her ex! Now that's EPIC.
Good fluffy reading with friendship, family, and romance in a package!
5. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers | Goodreads
Let's not forget our readers in Southern hemisphere! ;) This is Not a Test is a perfect read in snow, drizzle, or anything without sun in sight. It's gripping, crazy... perfect. Zombie is not my favorite undead creature (vampire FTW!), but Courtney Summers' take of zombies in this book is very interesting.
Not a usual zombie book, I highly recommend This is Not a Test!
6. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen | Goodreads
I read This Lullaby loooong time ago and it's still one of my favorites summer time read. ♥ It's simple and sweet, and there's something about restoring faith in love that makes the story even cuter. ;)
If you haven't read anything by Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby can be your introduction to this wordsmith's work!
7. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han | Goodreads
It's cute cute cute. To All the Boys I've Loved Before is the story of a Korean-American girl who writes letter to her crushes and put it inside box instead of admitting it. But then: her sealed letters are mailed! Yeah, chaos. And awesomeness. :)
Perfect for light reading and yay for heroine from minority! :) It's going to be turned into a movie! Can't wait!! :)
8. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard | Goodreads
I loved Wanderlove. Backpacking! Have always wanted to try that in Wanderlove, we meet Bria who actually does that. Backpacking is not always nice - mosquito ugh - but of course, a good companion makes everything much better (preferably a hot guy like Rowan haha ;)).
Adorned with illustrations, I bet Wanderlove makes you want to grab your backpack and travel around the world.
9. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson | Goodreads
Second Chance Summer is a very powerful read. Heart-touching with strong sets of characters, you may avoid reading this in beach though... red eyes from crying are not very attractive. ;) Really, Second Chance Summer is too good to let go even if you have to go through your stock of Kleenex.
A great choice for fans of realistic contemporary. ♥
10. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith | Goodreads
A mystery thriller by
Friendship, mystery, and murder. Ah, what else we can ask?
And that's the list of my book recommendation for vacation! Is there any book that grabs your attention from the list above? What do you plan to read for vacation? :)
Stay inspiring, get inspired, and have inspiration! Happy Monday, awesome people! ♥