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I am a reader. Kind of. The reason I say this is because I only started to like reading “real” books 6 months ago, and since then, I’ve only read 3 “real” books. In all the years before 6 months ago I absolutely HATED reading things that weren’t graphic novels, comic books, or kids magazines. It just felt like a chore. Now, I really enjoy reading and I’ve just started to read a book of a different genre than the other 3 books I’ve read since June.
My favorite places to read are either in the corner of a couch with a blanket or a nook near the fireplace.
However, reading is really hard for me when the book bores me or when it’s mandatory to read it. For example, this past summer I had to read 2 books for school: Finding Someplace by Denise Lewis Patrick and Shooting the Moon by Frances O’Roark Dowell. I enjoyed the books but the fact that I had to finish them by the end of summer, somehow made it harder for me to finish them. And I know what you might be thinking, “Reading 2 books in three months is really easy.” Well not for me! I’m a slow reader and it takes me a whopping BAJILLION years to understand some seemingly impossible words-that-no-one-understands words. Well, not really, but it takes me a while 😉
I like to read because I get to read about stories that I never knew about but it is also a great time for me to expand my vocabulary. Now, going back to the-books-that-aren’t-graphic-novel books. The 3 “real” books I have read since June were a series called The Last Fallen Series by Gracie Kim which is of the fantasy-fiction genre. Personally, I love this series because of all the fun personalities of all the characters and the many unexpected plot twists which makes this series so unique. I also love these books because I got to learn a lot about some creatures from Koren mythology.
Now, the book I’m currently reading is a book called Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. The book’s genre is either young adult fiction or a romance novel. As you can tell, this book is VERY different compared to The Last Fallen Series. I thought that I would only like fantasy-fiction books, but BOY was I wrong. I adore this book. It’s got teen romance, comedy, and drama which is all the things I love. This book is about two teenagers named Juliana and Bryce. The book alternates from Bryce to Juliana sharing their side of the story during shared events. This book might sound boring to you, but trust me, it’s not.
If you are interested in either The Last Fallen Series or Flipped I would definitely recommend these books if you would like to read a different genre, the same genre, or if you just want to find another book to read. Plus, if you have any book recommendations, please let me know because I would love to read a book you have enjoyed.