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Books On My desk: Colleen Hoover crush!

There’s no secret I love, love books. I am a book worm and I’m proud of it. But I won’t bore you with details of this kind! I want to recommend some of the books I’ve been reading over the last few days. Some of them will maybe sound too girly, too cheesy, but believe me they were worth all my time. That’s why they ended up here!

The first one that really made an impression on me was a little book called ‘Maybe Someday’.

Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover
Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover

Yes, it is a love story. Yes, it’s kinda cheesy. But boy, what a love story! I was all into YA series (you know, vampires, angeles, the whole team). But this books simply presents a life story. The story of two people who met each other at the wrong time. Or maybe at the right time..? Two people who have to do the right thing in life. And sometimes the right thing in life in not necessarily what makes you happy.

But it gets better! Why? Because it’s a story about music. About how music is part of life. And about people that put life into songs. And on top of that, I’ve discovered this new singer to crush on: Griffin Peterson. You will see that in the book this main characters are writing songs – he is the one that sings them!

I gave it 5 out of 5 stars on my Goodreads. Why? Because it will make you laugh out loud, it will make you cry, cringe and blush. But most importantly? It will give you HOPE. Hope that maybe somewhere in this world there is something like a soulmate.

“People don’t get to choose who they fall in love with. They only get to choose who  they stay in love with.” 

And a little hot bonus:

 

Moving on, I’ve read a trilogy called ‘Slammed’, by the one and only Colleen Hoover. I’m seriously crushing on this lady!

Slammed Series, Colleen Hoover
Slammed Series, Colleen Hoover
“Who cares about tomorrow?
What more is tomorrow,
Then another day?”
                               The Avett Brothers – SWEPT AWAY
 
Another love story. We don’t get music, but we get slam poetry. And people that make the most with what they got. It taught me that life sucks sometimes. Most of the times. But it’s beautiful no matter what. And that we got to fight for the things and people we love most. It also taught me that life will not follow a certain pattern as expected, and we need to embrace that. But the thing that made much more sense to me was this:
 

“It’s not just lies they’re referring to. It’s life. You can’t run to another town, another place, another state. Whatever it is you’re running from-it goes with you. It stays with you until you find out how to confront it.”

And even though the story concentrates on slam poetry, I’ve also discovered an amazing band thanks to Colleen: The Avett Brothers.

Why I recommend it? Because I’ve spent 24 hours in bed, not replied any texts, phone calls or emails. Yes, the series is this good. It’s a love story, but it teaches you so much more about life. And if you don’t believe me, I suggest you read few quotes here.

Bonus, my favourite Avett Brothers song:

 

So, if you really want you weekend to rock (and you’re not in Birmingham, coming to 24 Hours Kirtan!!), then I suggest you grab one of this books. It will be time spent for all the right reasons.

At the moment I’m reading a classic: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee. But more on that on another sunny day.

xO

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