5 Books You NEED To Read!

hey guys it's Hannah and today I'm coming to you with a video about five books that you need to read I filmed a video just like this a little while back called seven books you need to read and it was basically me just kind of doing a wrap-up of some books that I've read somewhat recently and really loved and I just recommend and it's kind of my way of doing a recommendation slash a wrap up video and you guys really liked that video I really liked making that video and I have five more books that I read kind of recently one of them are at a while ago but I haven't talked about it much that I just thought that I should recommend to you all because some of them I think are kind of under hyped and don't get enough attention and other ones are pretty hyped and definitely get enough attention but I really like them and I just wanted to share I also like these videos because I get to pick like a wide variety of books so I'm not sticking to a specific genre or category or anything like that like I have adult in here I have why a contemporary in here it's a nice mix of stuff so yeah without any further ado let's get into five books that I think you need to read the first one I have to recommend is a book that I know a lot of people read right when it came out it came out in September and a lot of people really really enjoyed it rightly so and that book is sadie by Courtney summers the first thing I will say about this is that I actually recommend listening to this book as an audiobook because the audio book is phenomenal I actually read like half of the book and then I listened to the other half on audiobook and while I think reading the book is also a perfectly valid way of reading it listening to the audiobook is ten times better because this book is told in format of a podcast so some of the chapters of this book are in the format of a podcast which is called the girls a podcast revolves around the murder of this young girl named Maddie and her sister Sadie who disappears soon after her sister's murder the other chapters that are not in the format of the podcast are told from Sadie's perspective after she has run away and we get to find out like what she's doing and I can't emphasize enough how phenomenal this book is it's a young adult thriller and I honestly think it's one of the best thrillers I've ever read it's one of the most suspenseful it's not predictable like a lot of other adult thrillers I've read it's just that good I will definitely put a heavy content morning on this for child abuse specifically like sexual abuse so be aware of that before you go into this book it can also get pretty ground I can violence sometimes so just be aware of those things before you decide to pick this book up but if you are okay with reading those at the time then I highly highly recommend you try this book out try the audiobook out if you can because oh it's chilling the next book I have to recommend is another why a contemporary and it actually has kind of a similar vibe to sadie now that I think about it I guess I'm in kind of like a podcasting mood I don't know why I don't even listen to podcasts but apparently I like them in my books but the next book is radio silence by Alice Osmond radio silence is a book that I feel like I had seen on like Instagram a lot but I hadn't heard anything about it really and I knew that it had a very like small and strong following like the people who have read it love this book and they say it's like their favorite book and now I understand why but I don't think that this book gets as much hype as it deserves even though it does have like its support system I think this book needs to be like more mainstream it's like that good this book is kind of difficult to explain because I feel like saying too much about it give stuff away like I knew nothing about it before I started it and I think that's the perfect way to go into it because once again it has a podcast element to it and it's so so good when you don't know what's going to happen in general the story follows this girl in high school whose main like focus in life is just doing well in school like she's very studious she's very very smart her dream is to get into Oxford and she doesn't have too many close friends because she spends so much of her time just studying but she has a really really big passion for drawing fan art for this podcast called universe city that she loves to listen to I don't really want to say anything else because I don't think you should know anything else before you go into it other than this story is incredibly diverse it has fantastic representation main character is bi she's also a lesbian most of the characters in this story are not straight and there are lots of characters of color like it's so held on in terms of the diversity of the different types of characters we get to see but the story itself as well is just heartbreaking and beautiful and so real and raw to some of the emotions you feel while you're growing up in high school dealing with family I will also say definitely a Content warning for like abusive parents that's one of the themes that the story kind of deals with so be aware about before you go into it but could not recommend this book enough I adore it and it does not get enough love the next book I have to recommend is one of the ones that I actually just finished and I loved it I loved this book so much and that is the secret history by Donna Tartt I feel like it took me so long to read this book I heard so many people talking about it for a very long time and I don't know why I didn't pick it up I think I was just intimidated by it because it seemed like very pretentious and it is but with a very good purpose if you don't know what this book is about it basically follows the story of this guy who transfers from his like small community college in California to this prestigious School in Vermont where he wants to study English and especially he wants to study Greek because he's been studying Greek at his old school and he really likes Greek and he wants to take some more Greek classes and when he go Smith school his adviser tells him that you can't take the Greek class because the Greek professor only lets like five students into his class and he doesn't like having any new people in so you're not gonna get into that class he then eventually goes to the Greek professor and asks him if he can be let into the class eventually the professor lets up and he gets into the class and he meets the students who are in this class and they're all pretty eclectic to say the least they're an interesting bunch of people and we know from the prologue of this book that one of the kids from that class like this group of people is dead and we don't know how they died so it's very like how to get away with murder that's the closest thing I can think of when I think of this book like I said I was afraid that this book was gonna be like really pretentious because sometimes literary fiction can border on that and I get tired of it but this book is intentionally that way and it's very clear because all of the characters are pretentious they're meant to be that way you're meant to detest all of them because they're all pretty terrible people and I loved hating characters I loved characters that have been written intentionally flawed and intentionally made for you to not like them like they're all just such bad people and they make such bad and they're just so terrible but it's so much fun to read about but yeah I can't recommend this book enough it's such a fun a thrilling read very suspenseful totally keeps you on your toes and I loved it the next book that I have here is one that I read actually a while ago and it's one that I couldn't talk about for a very very long time because it was one of those books that just was such an emotional book for me to read and it was so difficult yet so needed for me that like I just did not know how to talk about it so I never did after I read it like I gave it a rating on Goodreads and then I never talked about it ever again because I just couldn't let myself until now at this point I feel like I am ready to talk about it I feel like I've put enough distance between myself in it to be able to talk about it and now I can see it more objectively and I see how much it's mattered to me and that book is paperweight by Meg Caston this is a book about a 17 year old girl named Stevie who has an eating disorder and she is sent to an eating disorder treatment center where she is in treatment for bulimia the story mostly revolves around the relationships that she has with her family especially with her brother and with this girl that she was dating for a while so a lot of the story revolves around these relationships that she has and the way she views herself in them the way other people have treated her and how that's affected her and it's just so incredibly beautiful I think this is one of the most underrated books I have ever read in my entire life I don't see almost anybody talking about this book and I don't get why I know that in my last seven books you need to read video I recommended winter girls by Laurie Halse Anderson which I feel like gets a lot of hype a lot of people really love that book especially in terms of books about eating disorders but this is my favorite book I've ever read about someone with an eating disorder I think it's the best one by far the best written it does not romanticize the illness in any capacity and it has some of the most beautiful like quotes and the ones that have stuck with me the most so yeah I cannot recommend this book enough I will say huge content warning for eating disorders obviously I read this book at the right time for me you have to gauge what's the right time for you to read this book it can and is very triggering but I think that it's one of the books that has helped me the most in my life to get to where I am now with my own struggles so yeah because of that I cannot recommend this book enough it's phenomenal and it deserves so much more love and lastly the very last book on my list of five books that you need to read is one that I read really recently because it just came out recently and absolutely loved I thought I would like this book but I didn't think I would love it as much as I did and that is an absolutely remarkable thing by Hank green I'm sure most of you have heard of this book if you haven't at least you've heard of Hank green he is obviously John Green's brother and he came out with a book this year and it's wonderful this book is also pretty difficult to explain it's like adult sci-fi contemporary dystopian ish that's the best way I can describe it basically it follows the story of this girl who one day goes like viral on the internet and that's because her and her friend take a video of this statue that just randomly appeared in the middle of New York City and they just named him Carl randomly because they don't know what else to call him and they make this funny video upload it to YouTube and it goes viral then suddenly all these other Carl's start showing up all over the world and nobody knows what these statues are why they're here what they want if they want anything if it's a marketing ploy from some company nobody knows anything about it but they're just suddenly there and our main character April May ends up becoming famous on the internet because of this video that she made and it starts to get kind of crazy like she starts doing TV interviews she starts getting into political debates with this other guy who starts this group who are like very anti Karl it becomes like this whole thing and her life changes completely but at its core the story is really about our culture our society and Fame and social media and how those things play into who we are as people how we perceive ourselves how we perceive other people and it's one of the most intricate and well-done discussions I have ever read about Fame there's an entire section in this book where he goes through the different levels of Fame and it's so good I absolutely loved it I cannot express how well-written and captivating this book was I loved April as a main character she's very very flawed she makes a lot of bad decisions and I love her because of that I love unlikable main characters and she is one of my favorite kinds of unlikable main characters she's done like exactly the way that I like those characters so it was a joy to read but yeah I could go on and on there are a number of reasons why I think this book was so fantastic but for some reason I feel like I haven't seen that many people recommending it maybe not that many people like it and I just really liked it I don't know I adored it I highly highly recommend it and I think more people should read it alright so there you all have it that is it for my list of five books that you need to read I hope you all enjoyed watching this video let me know in the comments down below if you've read any of the books that I mentioned in this video if you would also recommend them did you like them did you not like them I'd love to hear your thoughts also please let me know if you do like these videos I will continue to make them they will probably be different numbers every single time like my last one was 7 this one's 5 but it just kind of depends on how many books I really loved and really want to recommend to you all but yeah just let me know if you guys like these I'll definitely make more if you'd like to follow me on any of my social media all my links are in the description box as always but thank you all so much for watching this video I hope you enjoyed and I will see you in my next video bye

22 thoughts on “5 Books You NEED To Read!

  1. Literally because of you I read Sadie. It was the first thriller I’ve ever read (well listened to in this case) so thank you πŸ™‚

  2. Hi, I love your channel and I subscribed! I just want to tell you my favorite books! And maybe you would like them!

    1. Divergent By: Veronica Roth
    2. Insurgent By: Veronica Roth
    3: Allegiant By: Veronica Roth (all those 3 have movies)
    4. The fault in our stars
    5. The hunger games series

    Those are mine! Love you and your channel! β€οΈπŸ’•

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  5. the only book of those mentioned that I have already read is the secret history which is definitely one of my favourite books so yep I will definitely trust this list

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  7. Thanks for ur suggetions. I guess i will buy Sadie…I love u a lot

  8. I rarely read contemporary! But radio silence sound very intriguing! And also, the secret history- now I neeeed to read it!

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