Ten Books That You Must Read Over Your Summer
Summer has come, and whether youre bored and stuck at home, got a long journey somewhere or a holiday, nothing is better than reading a good book! And so here are top ten books and authors that you must read!
Number One: Obviously the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Askaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Pheonix, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows by J.K.Rowling is a fantastic best selling series about a boy, Harry Potter, who finds out he’s a wizard and goes to magic school, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, only to fight the murderer of his parents, Lord Voldemort. So if you havent read it already, then you must do!
Number Two: The Percy Jackson Series, by Rick Riordan, entitled Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, Sea of Monsters, Titans Curse, Battle of the Labyrinth and Last Olympian,they are fantastic series that you wont be able to put down, just like I couldn’t! The first book, The Lightening Thief grabs your attention immediately. Its about a boy who accidently makes his Maths teacher dissapear, and starts “fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends and generally trying to stay alive”.
Number Three: Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, is a fantastic book. Me and my friend both bought it at the same time, and neither of it could stop talking about or put it down! Its about the world ending, and the Devil and an Angel trying to stop it from happening.
Number Four: A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, entitled A Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, The Carnivous Carnival, The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril and The End. They are a series of novelellas, that are easy reading abiut three orphans who has to fight a villain who chases them through a series of various places,whilst hiding from his henchman and finding out wha a mysterious organisation is. I really enjoyed them, and the simple tone and sense of humour in them really makes you want more.
Number Five: The Tales of Beedle The Bard by J.K.Rowling is a short book that was mentioned in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. It is a book that has seven short stories in it that has notes and opinions written about each one by Professor Albus Dumbledore, the Headmaster of Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but of course you knew that! Babbity Rappity and Her Cackling Stump is a sure one to read, as is the Tale Of Three Brothers.
Number Six: The CHERUB series, by Robert Muchamore, is a series of twelve books entitled The Recruit, Class A, Maximum Security, The Killing, Divine Madness, Man vs Beast, The Fall, Mad Dogs, The Sleepwalker, The General, Brigands M.C. and Shadow Wave are a brilliant series about an organisation of secret agents between the age of ten and sevetenn, simply because nobody never expects children to be secret agents.
Number Seven: The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, entitled The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Essentially its about a game show where children fight to their deaths in an arena until only one survives, and the problems that they face afterwards in the second and the third book.
Number Eight: The Benidorm Guide To A Happy Holiday by Derren Litten. Fullof humour from all of the characters from the television series, is a fantastic little book that will have you laughing and pestering your family reading bits out to them like I did!
Number Nine: The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien, which has been turned into a film and is being released later this year. It is a prequel to his hit series The Lord Of the Rings, which is about Bilbo Baggins being included in a plot to get a load of tresure from behind a big dragon. Sounds simple but its an ace read!
Number Ten: The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett. Possibly the longest series ever, but its about a world that is set upon the back of four elephants that are all stood upon the giant shell that is ten thousand miles wide of an elephant that is currently slowly swimming through Space. A fantastic set of books, with mini series and sub plots and story arcs within them, that are full of humour, jokes and parodies of our own world, you must read! The first one is brilliant, The Colour Of Magic, which is followed by The Light Fantastic, Equal Rites, Mort, Sourcery, Wyrd Sisters, Pyramids, Guards Guards, Eric, Moving Pictures, Reaper Man, Witches Abroad, Small Gods, Lords And Ladies, Men At Arma, Soul Music, Interesting Times, Maskerade, Feet Of Clay, Hogfather, Jingo, The Last Continent, Carpe Juguljm, The Fifth Elephant, The Truth, Thief Of Time, The Last Hero, The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents, Night Watch, The Wee Free Men, Monstrous Regiment, A Hat Full Of Sky, Going Postal, Thud, Wintersmith, Making Money, Unseen Academicals and recently Snuff.