World Book Day: Five Books

Five Books
Dorothy Koomson – Goodnight Beautiful
Skating to Antarctica – Jenny Diski
John Green – The Fault in Our Stars
Rachel Joyce – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
One Day – David Nicholls

As I am a little too old now to be dressing up as a character from a book, (although wandering about the office dressed up like a short blonde Katniss Everdeen would be sweet), I thought I would make note of World Book Day in a slightly different way and publish a blog post that has been in my drafts for a while: five books that have ‘stuck’ with me.
Perhaps it’s the English student in me, but I really like reading. There’s nothing quite like getting so engrossed in a book that you feel as though you’re a part of its world, you can’t bear to put it down and when you do you can’t wait to pick it up again. For me, the real way to identify how much I enjoyed a book is how long my book-over lasts for. You know when you’ve finished a book but you can’t start another because you’re still living in the story of that book? I’ve had that many a time, and today I thought I’d share five of the books that have given me some serious book-overs.
I saw something similar to this on Facebook a while ago and I thought it would make a good blog post, especially as I’m planning on adding more lifestyle posts to my blog this year! The point was to pick ten books that whilst aren’t necessarily your favourites, but have stuck with you. I thought that ten might be a little too much, so for this post I have just chosen five. You’re not supposed to take too long thinking about it, and the books don’t have to be works of literary art – just ones that have meant something to you.
Have you ever read any of these? What did you think?
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  • Danielle Hunter

    Such a nice post…I haven’t heard of the book-over term before but I can relate to it…and I felt the same after reading One Day. I haven’t tried the others but will have to look into them! Thanks for sharing. Danielle x

    • Leanne Dempsey

      One Day is such a wonderful story 🙂

  • char

    I really want to read The Fault in our Stars. I need to start making a list of the books I should be looking for when I go to the library as I currently just wander around it and see what catches my eye.

    • Leanne Dempsey

      It’s amazing, you won’t regret reading it but you really do need to keep a box of tissues handy at some points! And that is exactly what I do when i’m in the library 🙂 You find some amazing books that way!

  • Hannah Cox

    I read One Day and I was really enjoying it, until someone spoilt the end for me 🙁 it was just not the same after that!!!!

    Hannah x | lovelettersandsnippets

    • Leanne Dempsey

      Oh no, I hate when that happens! 🙁

  • Lauren

    I spent the day dressed as a ballerina for World Book Day, I have an excuse though as I work in a primary school! I read One Day earlier in the year and loved it loads. I’ve also read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry but I really didn’t enjoy that anywhere near as much as I thought I would.

    Lauren | Bits and Bobs xx

    • Leanne Dempsey

      That sounds like so much fun haha! It took me a while to get into The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and I was actually tempted to give up a few chapters in but i’m very glad I didn’t xx

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