Today I’d like to welcome Sarah from Sarah Louise Loves To Read onto the blog for my weekly ‘Books That Made Me…’ feature! The emotion/word I gave Sarah to write about was ‘Shocked’ so here are the books she chose!
Books That Made Me… Shocked
In my opinion the best thing about reading is being transported to another world and the emotions that you feel when you’re there. I’ve thought long and hard and come up with a few books that shocked me in one way or another. So here we go..
I first read The Help around 2 years ago and I still think about it to this day. It’s a book that I know I will re read regularly and it’s one of my favourites. The Civil Rights Movement is something that I learnt about in school and this story helped bring it to life for me. Being taken back to 1960’s America is what shocked me. Characters like Aibileen and Minny helped bring it to life. It just baffles me. Only 50 years ago we lived in a world where people were segregated and treated differently because of their skin colour. Maybe I was naïve about the subject but this really opened my eyes and helped me understand what life was like back then.
Therefore it wasn’t necessarily the plot that shocked me but the topic the story is based around.
I like to think that I’m quite good at predicting what is going to happen in a story but The Husband’s Secret proved me wrong. When I learnt what the secret was my jaw dropped. I mean, surely that constitutes me being shocked? I must have sat for about ten minutes after finding out just reading it over and over, just to make sure I read it right.
Switching between the stories of the three main characters also helped build up the tension for me. Ending a chapter on a cliff hanger and having to wait two more chapters for it to continue is what gripped me. This has been one of my favourites reads of the year so far and there’s not much more I can say without blurting out the secret. IT’S SO GOOD. Oh, and I was SO SHOCKED!
This is might be cheating just a little but I’d like to add in a book that shocked me in a good way. In a way that has made me buy every book by the author because I’m addicted now!
I definitely wouldn’t call myself a prude but I just hadn’t read any kind of ‘naughty’ fiction until recently. When I won a copy of Killer Queens I had no idea what I was letting myself in for.
Rebecca is definitely the queen of the bonk-busters. Who knew that all that naughtiness could be in one book? Well, I’d obviously heard of 50 Shades of Grey but that just didn’t appeal to me. Rebecca’s books are the perfect mix of fun and filth and I LOVE IT! I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on the fun for so long! Now my Rebecca Chance books take pride of place on my bookshelf. My name’s Sarah and I’m a bonk-buster addict.
I’d like to thank Jenny for letting me take part in such a wonderful feature on her blog.