I used to be a big reader when i was younger. I have J.K Rowling and Jacqueline Wilson to thank for that, two very different but brilliant writers! The Harry Potter Books have always been my favourite though. I've read the whole series of books numerous times and each time i am emotionally and physically attached, doing nothing but reading all day everyday and forgetting that the storyline is not real life. They have made me scared, they have made me cry and they have made me smile and laugh.

However, for the past 2 to maybe 3 years, the only things i've read are the occasional magazines and obligatory university reading, which is quite frankly, dull! But recently i've had the urge to change that and remember what it felt like to have your head stuck in a good book. I did a bit of searching online and looked at a few reviews, including the mention in Zoellas June Fave video, and therefore placed an all book based Amazon order, one of them being All The Bright Places written by Jennifer Niven.  

I was out when it arrived and started it later that evening and i was immediately attached. I was finding myself enjoying reading again, falling in love with characters through their wit and charm and i loved it. I really did not want to put it down. Despite being pretty busy, i was reading it whenever i could and had finished the book just two days later. I really don't want to describe it in detail as to not give anything away however the description on the front of the book is perfect; 'The story of a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die.' 

It made me feel and experience a number of emotions, including making me cry. I think that if a book makes you cry it must be pretty damn special. Not many make me do that. But best of all this book is eye-opening, creates awareness and brings a different light to a serious topic. For that it must be applauded. 

Sure TV series are good and addictive, i've had many days where i've done nothing but watch Netflix series after Netflix series and i think maybe that's the reason why i've done much less reading recently, too transfixed by a screen. But after reading All The Bright Places it has reminded me that nothing can beat a good book and to have a break from technology. 

All The Bright Places hasn't stolen my number one spot for my favourite book, Harry Potter (all of them) still holds that however this has come pretty close. So, in my eyes, it must be good. Jennifer Niven, thank you for making me want to read again.

If you hadn't guessed it already (you'd be pretty stupid if you hadn't, sorry haha!) i'd really recommend reading it. 
You can buy it online from Waterstones here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/all-the-bright-places/jennifer-niven as well as from Amazon and other book stores.

I hope you don't mind the different blogpost today, i may do more like this in the future as i really enjoyed writing it. 

Catherine x