My Favourite books.... EVER

Hi beauties! 
Hope you are all having another relaxing long weekend! I slept for 10 hours last night and I'm feeling so much better. It's amazing how a lack of sleep can make everything seem 100x worse than it actually is. Chances are, if you're feeling extra stressed, emotional or just not like yourself - you need some more sleep. Trust me, sleep fixes everything. 

Anyways, I digress. Today I thought I'd share some of my favourite books.... ever. Yes, I know that's a big call to make but there are just some books that stick with you and some that even make you a better person. I've got a mixture here today, some I've talked about plenty of times before as well as some newcomers. If you're keen to hear why these five books made the list... just keep on reading. 

A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks: This book.....I think this was the first book to really stay with me long after I finished reading it. It was also adapted into a movie starring Mandy Moore and Shane West - I'm sure you've seen it or at least heard about it. The book is quite different from the movie but it still captures how Jamie and Landon fell in love, beautifully. 
"The last person in town he thought he'd fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's Baptist minister. 
A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. No boy had ever asked her out. Landon would never have dreamed of it. 
Then a twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter's life would never be the same. Being with Jamie would show him the depths of the human heart and lead him to a decision so stunning it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood." 

If you're looking for a book to sweep you off your feet, but also make you cry SO much, pick up a copy of this. 

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes: This book doesn't need any introductions, I've talked about it soooo many times. You can read my review here. Unlike A Walk to Remember, Me Before You film adaption follows the book storyline perfectly (apart from a few minor things). This is the book you read when you want to cry for days and days. I've now read this about five times and it's still like a punch to the face each time. This book came into my life when I needed it the most. I needed a new perspective on life and love and boy did it give it to me. 

Matilda by Roald Dahl: This is such a classic. I've loved this book and the movie since I was a kid. I loved that Matilda was so fearless and independent, she stood up to the bullies even if they were twice her age. I was so scared of Mrs. Trunchbull. I used to have nightmares about her and was so scared of being locked in the chokey. Fun fact: Why I was younger (must have been about five), I had an imaginary friend called Matilda and we used to meet outside my house and plan adventures. Did you have a favourite book when you were younger? I'd love to hear about it. 
"Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half she's knocking off double-digit multiplication problems and blitz-reading Dickens. Even more remarkably, her classmates love her even though she's a super-nerd and the teacher's pet. But everything is not perfect in Matilda's world. For starters she has two of the most idiotic, self-centered parents who ever lived. Then there's the large, busty nightmare of a school principal, Mrs. ("The") Trunchbull, a former hammer-throwing champion who flings children at will and is approximately as sympathetic as a bulldozer. Fortunately for Matilda, she has the inner resources to deal with such annoyances: astonishing intelligence, saintly patience, and an innate predilection for revenge." 

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso: Another book I have raved about for a long time. This book changed my life. Not only in the way I see myself but also the people around me. For my review, check it out here. I really recomend picking up a copy for yourself if you haven't read it yet. It would also make an amazing gift for another #GIRLBOSS. 

Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares: I recently re-read this book and it hurt as much the second time as it did the first. I actually wrote a review for my university magazine the first time I read this. I think it sums it up perfectly. 

I'd love to hear what your favourite books are! Let me know in the comments below - or tweet me (@msHayleyBurrows). 

xxx Hayley 

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