I'm not the biggest fan of classic books out there - in fact, I tend to avoid the majority of them. I find the language hard to read, and the plots often hard to follow. However, lately, I have read quite a few classics (and discovered a few more that I am yet to read) that I actually found quite easy to read and was a bit surprised. Not all classics have to be stuffy and full of blocky language. Here's five that I think you should read.
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The concept is interesting. A Tudor Turk is set in Istanbul in 1591, and follows the story of Will and Awa. It's unusual to find historical YA novels, but after enjoying A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, I can really see how the idea works.
It's been a while since I wrote a post about A Series of Unfortunate Events, and although (hopefully) there will be one soon with my thoughts of the final season of the Netflix series, I felt like it was time for me to talk about it a bit more again. I finished the last book quite a while ago, and now I think that means it's time for me to work out which book is my favourite.
When a book has you waking up at five in the morning to finish it, you know it's a good book. It doesn't happen often to me any more - the last book that did this to me was Outside by Sarah Ann Jukes. And to be quite honest with you, I didn't expect it from this book.
Firstly, I feel that I need to point out that this was the first season of this that I'd watched after reading the books. With all of the previous episodes, I'd watched them and then got around to reading the book. I feel that this changed my views on a few things that had been changed. I'm going to go through these, episode by episode, and talk about my thoughts. There will be spoilers, so stay away if you haven't watched it yet!