Thursday, 2 July 2015

Word Scribbler Reading Challenge - Week 24 - A book everyone has read but you


It's week 24 of my 52 book reading challenge (1 book per week for a year). This week is:

24. A book everyone has read but you. 

The book that I'm reading this week is the final book in the Divergent trilogy. I love books 1 and 2 and the world that Veronica Roth has created. Most of my friends and twitter timeline read this final book the instant it was released. I've been reading the books along with the films. I enjoy the films more not knowing what's going to happen 2 films ahead. But this book was controversial/shocking to many and major spoilers were posted online. Many fans were not happy at all with how this book series ended. Less than 2 weeks after the book was released I unavoidably read a rant from a fan. Many people still hadn't read it or finished reading. It still annoys me that I found out this way. With so many 'omg' reactions I was about to concede and buy/read the book as soon as I could. Instead, I still haven't read it. 

I still only know what happens to who, not how or when. As a writer myself, I think Veronica Roth is a brave author to write this book and this ending to the series. The fan uproar was predictable. At the time I was shocked but not upset or feeling cheated like some fans. Re-reading Divergent and then reading Insurgent already knowing this major spoiler has made me hyper aware of the foreshadowing and this ending now to me is the only one that makes sense. Anything else wouldn't be true to the character. 

I watched the second film Insurgent without seeing many film set photos and avoiding most press interviews. I only read the book the week before the film was released. The film version of the third book Allegiant is being filmed right now. Once I've read this book I'll be able to join in discussions and look at set photos :)


Book blurb - Allegiant by Veronica Roth.

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, ALLEGIANT, by #1 New York Timesbest-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the DIVERGENT series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in DIVERGENT and INSURGENT.

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If you want to join in with my reading challenge this week you can read the same book as me (info/purchase links are on the right), or choose from your own bookshelves or local library/bookshop. If you do want to join in please leave a comment below this blog post with the book you're reading and/or tweet your chosen book tagging me @word_scribbler . Share this blog post with other readers, tell them what book you're currently reading and discover new books to read :) 

1. A book with 'Winter' in the title.  I READ Winter Wonderland by Belinda Jones. REVIEW
2. A book set on or by the sea/ocean.  I READ The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen. REVIEW
3. A book with a red cover.  I READ Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong . 
4. A book with a colour in the title. I LISTENED TO the audiobook of The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner (read by Tom Hiddleston!) :) 
5. A book with 'Love' in the title. I READ A Very Accidental Love Story by Claudia Carroll. 
6. A book that has been made into a movie or tv show. I READ Insurgent by Veronica Roth AND Paper Towns by John Green.
7. A book recommended by a friend. I READ Looking for Alaska by John Green.
8. A book set in a place you want to visit. I READ The Apartment in Rome by Penny Feeny AND The Travelling Tea Shop by Belinda Jones.
9. A classic. I READ Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy.
10. A book set in a city. I READ A Week In December by Sebastian Faulks.
11. A book with an orange cover. I READ Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
12. A book with 'Spring' in the title. I READ Promises of Spring by Jenny Lane.
13. A memoir / autobiography or similar. I READ On Writing by Stephen King.
14. A book written by a UK author. I READ Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. 
15. A collection of short stories. I READ LOL (a romantic comedy anthology).
16. A book with food in the title. I READ Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher.
17. A book set in your favourite place. I READ Paris for One by Jojo Moyes.
18. A book your mum loves. I READ Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
19. A book with a yellow cover. I READ Catch Me If You Cannes by Lisa Dickenson.
20. A trilogy. I READ The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare.
21. A book with 'Summer' in the title. I READ A Summer to Remember by Victoria Connelly.
22. A book with a music industry theme/musician character. I READ Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot.
23. A book that was originally written in a different language. I READ The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain.
24. A book everyone has read but you. I'M READING Allegiant by Veronica Roth.
25. A book where the main character has your dream job.
26. A book with a green cover,
27. A book set in France.
28. A book with a film industry theme/character.
29. A book set in your hometown.
30. A book by one of your favourite authors.
31. A book set in Italy.
32. A book with a blue cover.
33. A book set in London.
34. A book about a road trip/journey.
35. A book with a one-word title.
36. A book set in the countryside.
37. A book with 'Autumn' in the title.
38. A book with a purple cover.
39. A book set in New York.
40. A book with a number in the title.
41. A book with an animal on the cover.
42. A 'banned book'.
43. A book that was published the year you were born.
44. A book set in Los Angeles.
45. A book with a black and white cover.
46. A book with 'Chocolate' in the title.
47. A book published this year.
48. A book set at Christmas time.
49. A book by an author with the same first name as you.
50. A book with snow on the cover.
51. A book you learned about because of this challenge.
52. Reread your favourite book.


My chosen book for week 24 is - Allegiant by Veronica Roth.



What are you reading for week 24? A book everyone has read but you. 

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