(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)
I LOVE weeks where we get to talk about the best books we’ve read. It’s fun to be able to talk about things that annoy me, but being able to recommend things makes me so happy.
I haven’t read as many books in 2017 as I wish I had. I’m behind on my Goodreads target for the first time in two years, which is disheartening. Hopefully, this week will inspire me to pick up more titles and fly through them at the speed of light!
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10) ‘Queen’ by Aimee Carter
‘Queen’ is the third and final book in Aimee’s Blackcoat Rebellion trilogy. The Blackcoat Rebellion gets better with each installment, and I easily read the entire set within a week! I put ‘Queen’ at the bottom of this best books list because I can’t remember exactly what happened in this installment… All three books blend together, so I’m not sure what happened when!
9) ‘Happy’ by Fearne Cotton
I can’t recommend ‘Happy’ enough. I’m a huge fan of Fearne Cotton as it is, and though I’m not really into the mindfulness thing, I do enjoy reading self-help guides. They don’t always give you reasonable advice, but this one touched upon a variety of things, meaning that there’s something for everyone inside.
8) ‘Crongton Knights’ by Alex Wheatle
I LOVED ‘Crongton Knights’. Alex Wheatle writes a modern take on the classic quest plot, and it’s one of the most absorbing books I’ve read in a very long time.
7) ‘Doing It!’ by Hannah Witton
A guide to love, sex and relationships, written by an amazingly open Youtuber – if you like honesty, you’ll love ‘Doing It!’. I genuinely believe this book should be required reading for all teenagers, because despite being 21 years old I learnt a lot from it.
6) ‘The Dry’ by Jane Harper
‘The Dry’ is one of the best books I’ve read of all time. If you like thrillers with impossible to guess endings, you NEED to give this one a go!
5) ‘Wing Jones’ by Katherine Webber
When ‘Wing Jones’ was released at the start of the year, the hype surrounding it was unreal. I bit the bullet and gave it a go anyway, and I actually read it in one sitting! Wing is so lovable, and once you started discovering her story you can’t physically leave it alone.
4) ‘Girl Up’ by Laura Bates
‘Girl Up’ should be required reading for all teenagers, too. Laura Bates is also the author of ‘Everyday Sexism’, another must-read for young people discovering feminism and what it means to be a woman.
3) ‘The Smell of Other People’s Houses’ by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
‘The Smell of Other People’s Houses’ is a bunch of short stories effortlessly weaved together. It’s impossible to care for one character more than the others, because they’re all so compelling! Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock is a genius.
2) ‘A Quiet Kind of Thunder’ by Sara Barnard
‘A Quiet Kind of Thunder’ is ADORABLE. Telling the story of Steffi, who is mute, and Rhys, who is deaf, it’s a brilliant romance all about accepting difference and understanding the importance of compromise and communication.
1) ‘When Dimple Met Rishi’ by Sandhya Menon
There’s only one contender when choosing from the ten best books I’ve read this year. I had no choice but to pick ‘When Dimple Met Rishi’. Not only is it one of the most exciting #ownvoices books that has been released in 2017 so far, it’s also a hilarious romantic comedy. This novel is astonishingly good. I literally do not have the words to express how much I enjoyed this contemporary, and how deeply I fell for both Dimple and Rishi!
That’s all for this week’s topic! Leave a comment down below telling me the best book you’ve read in 2017: I’m going to put them all in a jar and pull one out to decide my next read.