I know, I know, I probably should’ve posted this in June but everything fell a bit behind with blogging and life, that darn hiatus.
So, let’s pretend for a moment we’re back in June and I’m totally organised yeah?
So, we’re (over) halfway through the year, I believe it’s time to round-up my favourite reads of the year so far, we do love ourselves a list!
Top 5 – in no particular order because that’s too hard.
1. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas’ debut novel was a hard-hitting, thought-provoking, honest look at the Black Lives Matter movement. The story itself may be fictional, but the events it’s based on are all too real. A must-read for everyone.
2. Strange The Dreamer – Laini Taylor
The first book I’ve gotten round to reading by Laini Taylor, I got completely lost in the world she had created. Epically detailed, wonderfully woven, this story was one that I did not want to end.
3. The Upside of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli
Honestly, the first time I felt I truly saw myself in a character was in Molly Peskin-Suso; in this wonderfully diverse, wonderfully told story that is equal parts humourous, awkward, sad and happy.
4. Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Sepetys
Undoubtedly the hardest read on this list, Between Shades of Gray documents Lina and her family’s struggle during the displacement of Lithuanians by Stalin, as they endure horrendous conditions and exhausting work camps. Full of heartbreak, yet also full of hope.
5. Frost Like Night – Sara Raasch
The final part in the Snow Like Ashes trilogy, this is without a doubt, one of the best concluding books I’ve read. It rounds everything off perfectly without losing any aspects of the characters development, or the plot.
Making this list was so incredibly difficult as I realised how many damn good books I’ve already managed to read this year! I could do an honourable mentions list but I might be going on for a long time so probably best not to.
Bonus round! Here are a few titles still to be released this year, that I have been eagerly awaiting for what feels like forever!
- Wonder Woman: Warbringer – Leigh Bardugo
- Godsgrave – Jay Kristoff
- Tower of Dawn – Sarah J Maas
- Warcross – Marie Lu
- The Language of Thorns – Leigh Bardugo
- Dear Martin – Nic Stone
- Renegades – Marissa Meyer
- Moxie – Jennifer Mathieu
- It Only Happens In The Movies – Holly Bourne
- 27 Hours – Tristina Wright
What are some of your favourite books of the year so far? Are there books that you’re eagerly awaiting that you just know are going to make your final list for 2017? Let me know!