I am so excited to be hosting the final blog challenge for the Winter Biannual Bibliothon 2018! So the challenge is to write a book recommendation. You can use any book that you would like for this challenge. Please give the title, author and genre with your recommendation. Have fun with it and I can’t wait to see your recommendations! Post a link in the comments below to your blog post so that I can read all of your recommendations!
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Genre: Young adult, Fantasy, Fiction
I first read this book when I was in elementary school and I absolutely loved it. It instantly became one of my favourite books of all time! Not only is this a unique fantasy book, its characters have a huge love for books! We follow Meggie, a twelve year old girl, and her father Mo. Their home is filled with books everywhere (this sounds like my dream home) and Mo has the ability when reading aloud, to “read” the characters out of the book. This means that when he reads aloud, the characters literally come out of the book and become alive in the real world. However, when something comes out, something goes in to balance it out. One night when Mo was reading aloud, characters came out of the book and into his living room, and Meggie’s mother disappeared into the story.
This book is full of love and friendship, adventure, danger and an overall love for books! I remember feeling anxious and scared at some parts while crying in others. I also love the fact that this book was originally translated from German since Cornelia Funke is a German author. The fact that this book has stuck with me this long and I am dying to reread it means a lot. I will always recommend this book to anyone and everyone. No matter your age, if you love books, exciting adventures and a truly imaginative story then this book is for you! And wait, don’t worry if you love this book as much as I do, there are two more books in the trilogy that are already out and waiting for you to pick them up and bring the characters to life!