This year my book goal is to read 50 books (and keep a good track of reviews going) Last year my goal was 100, I was waay too ambitious with that, so it's been halved an I think it's a little bit more realistic!
The first book of the year was The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Tim got me a sample chapter from Waterstones and then a friend recommended it too me so I figured I had to read it. I am so glad I did. I love John Green books, he writes such beautiful stories that don't mess you around. He tells it like it is but his style of writing is just amazing, I can't get enough. And when I read his books, I can't wait for the paragraph that you just know is so epic and wonderful, it's going in your little book of favourite quotes (everyone has one right?!)
Anyway, The Fault In Our Stars is a book about a girl who has stage 4 cancer. But it's not a cancer book. I was so worried about reading something like this, having been effected by cancer (dad had it last year) that I kinda didn't want to read it at all, but I am so glad I did. It takes you through a month or so in the life of this girl and all her feelings and it is just remarkable how accurate he got it. I was an emotional wreck by the end of it but I felt strangle okay about it, it was very weird. I loved this book and I would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat but I would give a little warning, it makes you think, a lot, and it's not the happiest of books and I sort of felt a bit depressed reading it but its well worth it! Definitely give it a read, or check out his other books!