Since I have lived in London, I regularly read in English for fun (and not just because I have to write an essay about it). It makes me expand my vocabulary and at the same time, I’m all into a great story. In this post I will tell you all about my favourite English books.
The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
This is probably the funniest English book I have ever read: it is full of sarcasm and witty situations. The book is about Don, a genetics professor who hasn’t got the best social skills. His life is extremely organised, and so is his search for the perfect wife. He invents the Wife Project, which includes a questionnaire for potential candidates to spend the rest of his life with. What he does know, is that Rosie, a psychology student, who smokes, drinks and is not punctual at all, is everything but the right one for him. Or is she?
Looking for Alaska – John Green
I love John Green books. I already read 4 of his books, including the famous ‘The Fault in Our Stars’. Looking for Alaska is my favourite one, because it’s such a pageturner. Every chapter of the book has a title that is counting days and weeks, saying ‘5 weeks before…’ or ‘2 days before…’, but you don’t know what is going to happen. The book is telling a story about Miles, who falls madly in love with Alaska, a girl he meets on his new boarding school. She’s pretty and intelligent, but totally crazy. He becomes friends with her, The Colonel, Takumi and Lara. Together they play pranks and they’re challenging their headmaster. Until the day that everything changes.
To kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
A must-read when you’re a fan of English literature. It’s a book from 1960 (funny thing: my mom had to read it for English class), and an easy story to read. It’s about Scott Finch, the daughter of lawyer Atticus Finch and together with her brother Jem she plays around in their small farmer’s town Maycomb. Atticus defends a black man who is suspected of rape and there is a lot of unrest in town because of that. The book therefore has a big racism subject going on. Tip: not a big fan of books? There’s also a film!
Q: What’s your favourite book?