Reading have always been a part of my life and I love to read, even though, I am very picky with what it is that I read, with other words it require a lot for a book to be amazing in my opinion. I love sitting in the Living room wrapped up in a cozy blanket with a steaming hot tea mug reading a good book. That is really the definition of autumn. I’ve also recently discovered a book app, where you can get free samples from almost every possible book, and if you like it you can then buy it directly into you phone, but I still prefer having a real book in my hand rather than my phone, but it’s an great way to bring a book if you want to travel light.
In my opinion a good book has to have both an amazing story and be well described, but most important, the language, I love words and descriptions, when a book can make you see a specific place or color so vividly that it feels like you are there, that’s when you know it’s a great book. The way a book is written is mainly the ruling thing to if I will read it or not, so if you love words as much as me, here are some of my favorites.
Alan Turing: The Enigma – This is a biography of Alan Turing, the man who invented the first computer. It may fool you, thinking that this is a boring text about some random dude from the 1800 century, but this is an amazing biography written with such painstakingness that every word becomes a story. The story of Alan Turing is breathtaking and you really get to know this inscrutable human being deeply, from every thought in his head to his actions. Even though the language isn’t for anyone with minimal knowing of the English language, I had to look up hands full of words but still this is an amazing story that is more than worth reading.
The Book Thief – This story takes place during World War 2, the main character is Liesel who fled to Germany to live safely during the times of disorder but ends up risking her life for someone with feathers for hair. This book has a very common story line considering its sets during a much known time, but what’s distinguish this specific book from so many others are the way the author use Death as his narrator which makes this specific book very intriguing and eccentric, but I love it.
What is your favorite book?