Book Shop – Fiction

October 22, 2017

Be sure to read this book in the broad daylight!


Bag of Bones is one of those books that makes you wonder whether you really need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. Because you might hear a child crying in the darkness… You guessed it, this book creeped me out. But I loved it.

Bag of Bones might be my favorite Stephen King novel so far.

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You won’t go to sleep until you finished this book!

Before I Go To Sleep is about Christine Lucas. She wakes up every day thinking that she is a twenty-something-year-old woman. In fact, she is forty-seven. Christine suffers from amnesia. Her memory resets itself every time that she sleeps. The condition started after she survived an attack eighteen years prior.

Prepare yourself for a major plot twist in the end. Major. Plot. Twist. Before I Go To Sleep gets five stars from me. The novel was easy to read, and it gripped me early on. I couldn’t stop reading, and those are my favorite kinds of books.

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It is impossible to read Bridget Jones’s Diary without laughing out loud.

Helen Fielding started writing about Bridget Jones’s character in a newspaper column. It was aimed to poke fun at issues that women face day to day. The character became so popular that she decided to turn it into a book (or three or four).

This book is great when you need to de-stress and get away from it all. It is a light and fun book to read.

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When you mix science and politics, you get deception.

Deception Point revolves around a claim made by NASA that they have found proof of extraterrestrial life.

Just like any other Dan Brown book, this one deserves five stars. If you need a book to kick back and relax with, then this is it. You will be sucked into this story, and you won’t be able to return to real life until you have reached the last page. I recommend this book one hundred percent.

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Get sucked right into ancient Egypt, and the epic lives of the Egyptian royals.

We met Taita, the Pharaoh’s slave and brilliant advisor in Wilbur Smith’s book, River God. In Desert God, Taita is on a quest to defeat the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete. Taking care of two strong-willed princesses doesn’t make his mammoth task any easier. This is a novel full of adventure and with a good dose of mythology thrown in there as well. Entertainment at its best.

All in all, it was a great read.

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The world’s best code-breaking machine encounters an unbreakable code… it is up to one woman to break the code before it’s too late.

This book is mysterious, intriguing, and thought-provoking. You might also like Deception Point, also by Dan Brown.

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What would a post-apocalyptic South Africa look like? And how long would it take for its people to regroup?

A fever has swept over the whole world, causing a huge amount of earth’s population (about 90%) to die. Nico Storm tells us the tale of how he and his father travels around in a truck filled with essential supplies. Then his father, Willem Storm, decides to start a new community.

Fever is a refreshingly different type of story for this author. I loved all his books so far, and Fever is no exception.

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Yes, it’s a book!

O.K, so apparently I am the only human being on earth that hasn’t watched the movie yet. But I did read the book, and it was great.

Apart from its entertainment value, Forrest Gump also tackles the issue of discrimination. He struggles through life since nobody understands his disability. I would recommend this book. Apparently, the ending of the movie is quite different from the book, so I think it is worth the read. A different perspective is like a holiday… or even like a box of chocolates.

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Uncomfortably entertaining, weirdly fascinating.

Geek Love is packed with weird characters and unexpected plot lines.

This is one weird story. Some will like it, others will hate it. What I took away from Geek Love is how society treats people with deformities. Katherine Dunn challenges us to think about the standards of being normal. Who decided the norm?

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This little book is surprisingly refreshing and hilarious. It was worth every single minute of laughing out loud.

This little gem only has 26 pages. At first, I grumbled and thought of skipping over it. I am so glad I didn’t. I sat for fifteen minutes, just laughing my head off. Then I started running after the people in my life, forcing them to read it, so that I can sit and laugh with them. Please do yourself the favor of reading this book. It would also make a great gift for the cat lovers in your life.

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This book made me ugly-cry.

Should I go, or should I stay? Seventeen-year-old Mia has asked herself this question many times. She finds herself in the hospital looking down on her body. Still, the question remains, should she stay and fight, or should she give up and go.

If I Stay” has a sequel, called Where She Went. I can’t wait to read it.

I loved this book completely, and I recommend it to anybody. Remember to stock up on the tissues before you read “If I Stay”, though.

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Stephen King wrote IT in 1986. The story tells us the story of a thing that disguises itself as a clown. The thing terrorizes kids using their fears and phobias to manipulate them. Kids like him since he looks like a clown.

Hopefully, people will grab the book while they wait for the second part of the movie to come out. ‘IT‘ is easy to read, and the characters are likable. Stephen King gave all the characters such distinct personalities.

I’m glad I read it, although circus might never be the same again 🙂

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This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read.

I mentioned before that Haruki Murakami is my favorite writer of all time. If you read this book, you will understand why. Reading this book is like going on a fantasy roller coaster or something. Murakami himself said that this is a book that people must read several times, and I agree. I will be happily reading Kafka on the shore again the next time I visit the beach.

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What happens when a group of young boys tries to start their own government on a deserted island? Chaos and anarchy, of course.

William Golding wrote Lord of the flies in 1954. The story takes place during a war. A group of boys gets stranded on an island after their plane crashes.

This book might become a movie with an all-female cast, which I think will be quite spectacular. If you haven’t read Lord of the flies yet, you should. Then pass the book to your kids to read it too.

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Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children is a spectacularly peculiar book indeed.

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children spent an astonishing 70 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list for children’s chapter booksWhat makes this book extra special, is the series of black and white photos that are presented throughout the bookAmerican author Ransom Riggs first wanted to make a book to feature the photographs that he collected. His editor advised him to build a story around the photographs. The end result is this book. The best part of any great book is that it has sequels. Hollow City and Library of souls is the follow-up books. If you are like me and like to read the Young Adult genre, then you should definitely go ahead and read this series.

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This story will keep you awake at night long after you have finished it.

It is easy to sit back and marvel at the fiction of the story. But the thing that kept me up at night was the fact that things like this do happen. Emma Donoghue did an excellent job of showing us the horrors that this world could bring. But she did it through innocent eyes. That made the impact of the story that much harder.

Do yourself the favor of reading Room. It’s worth it from beginning to end.

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Prepare to be taken back to the fifteenth century, Venice.

The book of unholy mischief is a story about Luciano, a street urchin, who gets a lucky break one day when Chef Ferrero, the Chef to the doge, takes him from the streets. He gives him a job in the kitchen as his apprentice. After several months of doing chores, he begins to learn the arts of cooking.

The Book of Unholy Mischief is worth the read, and maybe a re-read later along the line.

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Prepare to cry. A lot.

The fault in our stars is about Hazel, a terminal cancer patient. She lives with the knowledge that she will die soon. A medical breakthrough gives her a few more years to live. Then she meets Augustus at a Cancer Kid Support Group. Will they be able to find love, even with the sword of cancer hanging over their heads?

The fault in our stars ripped out my soul, but I allowed it to do so willingly.

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