Celebrate World Book Day 2024 With My Literary Heroes


Good Morning Lovelies, 

Many of you know that I am a big book fan! Ever since I was little, I have been honoured to read the pages stemmed from some of the most amazing writers in the world! In honour of World Book Day, I thought it would be nice to celebrate some of those figures. 

From childhood heroes to real life figures, these authors and characters have left a real impact on my life. Especially, when it comes to influencing what I read next! Without the following, I would have been very lost growing up…

Tracy Beaker from The Story of Tracey Beaker: This book was the first one I ever took out of the library. Opening the glossy cover, I read the entire thing in around a day and a half. Since then, I’ve read it many a times and recommend it to every one of all ages. As a child, I wished I could be as confident as Tracey seemed. 

Bridget Jones from Bridget Jones’s Diary: My ultimate literary hero! I read this book whilst on a teenage holiday, lying under the sun, feeling lost in the world. Bridget made me realise that no matter how old or young you are life will work out. She has been with me ever since, in film and novel versions. 

Pat Peoples from The Silver Linings Playbook: I was really ill when I first read this book, as I was determined to finish it before I saw the film. Whilst I loved the on-screen adaptation, Pat in the book struck my heart in a special way. 

Peter Mellark from The Hunger Games: Growing up, there was a bit of a war in school as to whether Peeta or Gale were better. I must admit, I was a Finnick fan, however, out of the two leading men, I was a Peeta fan. Yes, people may say he was weak, but actually, he was very strong and smart. Go back and read the series again to see what I mean lovelies. 

Patti Smith for Just Kids: Patti is a true musical legend and this book is the only book to have made me cry. I waited until I got home to read the last page because Smith knows just how to write to make you feel every emotion. Her story and the friendship built in the pages of this book will last with you forever. 

Belly Conklin from The Summer I Turned Pretty: If you have binged the TV series on Prime Video, then you will know how fun Belly is. Yet, in the pages of the book, she is so much better. Both are great but the books just have that extra hit of perfection! Belly made me want to go out, find love, enjoy the sunshine and have fun with my friends all summer long. She still does to this day!

There are so many books, authors, characters and places I could mention in this post, however, I fear we would be here for days. Many memories have been made thanks to the pages of books I have read. Growing up a Twihard. Spending hours travelling getting lost in a new romance. Hiding the Fifty Shades series from those around me. Cuddled up inside reading a thriller or Christmas classic. There are times I can recall because of the book I was reading at the time. 

I’m proud to be a big reader! I’m so honoured that my choices help others at the library. I honestly don’t think there is a feeling quite as good as finishing a good book and closing the final page. It makes my heart so happy. I hope you spend today celebrating your favourite novels! Do let me know what they are, as I would love to hear all about them. 

Happy reading lovelies! 

Joey X

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