Show and Tell: Part Four

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Show and Tell is an original feature here on this blog where readers get the chance to showcase some of their favorite books. I started this in 2010, (check out the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd) but haven't done it in a long time, so I figured I'd start it up again. So without further ado, here are some more fantastic choices from four awesome book bloggers, so read on and see what they picked. 


Pick: Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Stick two of the greatest fantasy writers of our time together and what happens? A masterpiece is created, of course! Good Omens is my book I've chosen to share today as it's my all time favourite, and by the far, the funniest thing I've ever read. It details a story of the end of the world and the involvement of an angel, a demon, some children, their parents, a witch, two witch-finders, and a hell-hound. Nobody seems to know what's going on, but knows they must do something about... whatever happens to be happening. The entire experience had me cackling on a crowded train the first time I read it. BBC Radio recently adapted this (over Christmas, in fact) and it's 100%  worth a listen. The casting was absolutely perfect and they kept the tone of the book just as it should be. I would urge anyone in need of a good laugh or fantasy escape to pick up Good Omens. It manages to sound like the distinct voices of Terry and Neil at the same time. 

Pick: Slammed by Colleen Hoover
This book changed reading for me in a big way. Having never heard of the New Adult genre of Indie Authors before, I came across this book on Amazon and decided to give it a try. This one book introduced me to a new genre I love and a new favorite author. Since Slammed, Colleen has written several more books, all which I love equally, and she is one author I make sure to have hard copies of every book on my bookshelf. When my friends ask me for recommendations, my answer is always a Colleen Hoover book. Not just one - ALL of them. When I read one of her books, it reminds WHY I love to read so much. Everyone has that one go-to author where you get really excited about their new releases, stalk them on social media, push their incredible books on people - and Colleen Hoover is mine! I do it because her books have impacted me in a big way, and I have her to thank for renewing my love of reading over and over again. :)

Pick: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
First of all, I want to thank Jillian for inviting me to participate in her 'Show and Tell' feature on her blog. Speaking of favourite books, I'm sure many readers would have the same dilemma as me - having too many favourites and so hard naming just one book. Despite this dilemma and the fact that mystery and crime thrillers are what I read most nowadays, I want to name a book which doesn't fall into this category but has left a really deep impression on me - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
Me Before You is not your typical romance. Well, it does have a romance element but this story is very much about giving and bravery: it makes you think about life and how a drastic change can affect everything. But, what I liked most about this story is how two different people, Lou and Will, come together and give each other a valuable life lesson one has never thought about. Like a spark of bright light, this offers a refreshing perspective to the story in spite of the sad setting.
I rarely reread books but this book deserves to be reread over the time. This is my first Jojo Moyes book but it's definitely not my last.
My review of the book if you're interested -> Click here

Pick: Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables is a classic Canadian children's novel that I admit I only read fairly recently. I really didn't know what I was missing out on until I finally read it. Turns out, Anne of Green Gables and the subsequent novels in the series just filled me with so much JOY when I read them that they instantly became all-times favourites of mine! I want ever so much to be bosom friends with Anne Shirley! Words can not express how much I love that girl and her imagination and her melodrama and her earnestness. It was a pleasure to get to see this homely young orphan grow up into a lovely young woman and start a family of her own over the course of the series. Also, this series has convinced me that I absolutely MUST see Prince Edward Island in my lifetime!! I do wish Anne of Green Gables had been introduced to me in my childhood, but I am at least pleased to have found Anne finally as an adult.
I personally love Me Before You and Anne of Green Gables but haven't read the other two choices. I definitely want to now, so thanks to the bloggers for participating! If you are interested in being part of the next one, feel free to comment below or email me at randomramblings @ gmail. 


  1. Love your Show and Tell feature, Jillian! And thank you so much for inviting me to be part of this feature! It's great to know more about fellow bookbloggers as well as their favourite books. :)

  2. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this feature, Jillian!! Such a great way to share the love of books and new recommendations!

  3. Ahh I haven't read the other three reads here! Must rectify this. I don't tend to read more serious contemporaries like Colleen Hoover's and Jojo Moyes' books, but I'm sure they would have a profound impact on me if I did. I shall have to save them for when I am in the right frame of mind! And Good Omens, my bf loves that one too. I'm sure I would as well. Kind of surprising to think I have never read anything by Terry Prachett!

  4. 'Why haven't I read Good Omens yet?' is a thought I have on an almost daily basis and yet I still haven't got around to it. I also love a good few of the Discworld books by Pratchett so I really don't know why I haven't read it. This post just reminded me how great Terry Pratchett is and how much I need to read Good Omens!