Books you should read this Easter!

So as the Easter holidays have just broken (in these green and pleasant lands, at least!), what books are you going to be reading to help you procrastinate from imminent exams (sorry I mentioned them!)? I’ve compiled a list of some of the best books from 2014 so far – with the hope that there’ll be something for everyone. Enjoy!

cover of Trouble by Non PrattTrouble by Non Pratt – if you’re looking for a story without vampires, demons, angels, dystopic governments, cyberwarfare, talking animals or witches, then Pratt’s debut is for you. Vaguely Juno-esque, this tale of pregnancy, love and friendship had me literally dumbstruck by one of the revelations it makes.



Half-Bad-Sally-GreenHalf Bad by Sally Green – this has been tipped as the next big thing to come from Britain, and I recommend everyone read this superbly written series-starter about a boy, Nathan, son of a white and black witch. It explores some similar themes to Harry Potter, and is, in my opinion just as good. I recommend it even if you’re not into supernatural or “witchy” books: I’m not and I LOVED it. Read it in one sitting; first time that’s happened in years. So go on, get it. PS: we’ve got a giveaway running for Half Bad here!


Grasshopper-Jungle-Andrew-SmithGrasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith – okay, so if you follow me on Twitter you’re probably bored of me talking about this book by now….but in all seriousness: Grasshopper Jungle is THE BOMB and it’s going to be one of those books in 50 years time that still blows minds and becomes a coming of age classic. And, let’s be honest: it’s better than the Catcher in the Rye. Holden Caulfield can stuff it.


Burn_Pure_Trilogy_Julianna_BaggottBurn by Julianna Baggott – I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: the Pure Trilogy is probably the best dystopian/post-apocalyptic series out there. They are beautifully written, superbly characterised and generally stunning.



So those are four books you definitely should read in the next two weeks – or whenever! What are you guys reading this Easter?



About Rhys

Rhys is a 19 year old with roots in the UK and Germany. Aside from reading and blogging, he also produces theatre, loves Kate Bush and hopes to pursue a career in publishing. His reviews have been widely quoted in books such as Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines Quartet, Catherine Bruton’s Pop!, James Treadwell’s Advent and Anarchy and he has presented at such events as Book Expo America.

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