Thursday, 26 February 2015

Top 10 Books

I thought today it would be nice to share with all the fellow book lovers out there my current top 10 books! I say current because it changes on a day to day basis. There are that many books out there that I love so much but I managed to whittle it down to a rough 10!

Love Lessons by Jacqueline Wilson
I couldn't do a top 10 books without including some of my favourites from my childhood and Jacqueline Wilson was my all time favourite author when I was younger. Love lessons is about a 15 year old girl named Prudence, whose father suffers a stroke and as a result of this, she moves from being home schooled to attending a public high school. As you can guess from the title, she falls head over heels for her art teacher and as their relationship grows the story unfolds!

Let's Get Lost by Sarra Manning
In my early teens Sarra Manning was pretty much my favourite go to author, with Lets Get Lost being just one of my favourite books by her!
This book is about a young girl named Isabel who is one of the most popular girls in her high school, but for all the wrong reasons. Everyone's terrified of her, even her own friends, but that's all because she's hiding behind a secret, and when she meets an older boy named Smith further on in the story, he starts to pull all those secrets out! I read this book when I was quite young and it does have some sex scenes in it so I would feel bad recommending it to anyone underage, but it is a young adult novel so if you feel like it might be something you'll enjoy then it is definitely worth a read!

Wake by Amanda Hocking
I bought this book in a deal at The Works, 3 books for £5! I had no idea what is was about, all I knew was that it involved mermaids and I ended up loving it! Wake is the first in a four part series called The Watersong Quartet and I think this is one of those books that the less you know about it, the better it is. If you're into stories about mermaids that are also kind of dark, you'll love it!

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
I recently read this book and I absolutely adored it!
It's set in the future where a huge number of the population are now clairvoyant and live in danger of being captured and killed, simply for having the abilities that they do. The story is told by a young girl named Paige, who within the first 2 chapters (this is NOT a spoiler as it says it on the blurb) is abducted and taken to a secret city run by a race named The Rephaim. The story is so fast-paced and keeps you completely on your toes throughout the entire novel, with a few moments were I was on the edge of my seat! Please, please read this book!

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
I probably don't even need to explain what this book is about because I'm sure you all already know it! I read this book years ago and it's still one of my favourites. I think I read it in 2 sittings and I cried like a baby! For those that don't know, it follows the story of two cancer patients, Hazel and Augustus, as their relationship evolves and grows and as they struggle with all of the horrible things they have to go through. This book will make you weep so have some tissues at the ready!

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith
I bought this book on a whim when I was browsing through Amazon one day, mainly because I liked the cover, but I ended up really loving the book.
It's only a short book, about 200 pages, and the entire book is set over the course of 24 hours so it feels even shorter. It's about a young girl named Hadley who misses her flight to England, and as a result of this meets a young British boy named Oliver on her next flight. It's all about fate and whether you believe in that kind of thing or not and it's just such a lovely read. If you're going on holiday any time soon then this is definitely a book you should pick up! 

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
This book is phenomenal!
It's about Greek Mythology and basically re-tells the story of Achilles through the eyes of his friend/lover Patroclus. I'll admit it did take me a little while to get into it, but then one thing happened and BAMN, I was hooked! Honestly this book has so many twists and turns whilst also pulling at your heart strings. I'm not going to give a single thing away (even if you already know the story of Achilles) because, not only did the ending rip my heart out, but the last few pages tore it to pieces! I actually sat on my couch and cried for about 15 minutes after I'd finished reading it just letting it all sink in! Please give this book a go. Even if it feels like something that's a bit out of your comfort zone because I can guarantee it will tug at your heart! 

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
This book was a very addictive read for me. It's about a young boy and girl attending university and follows them as their relationship evolves. It really gripped me because there was a lot going on around the love story which I think is always important in a romance novel. Jamie McGuire also brought out a second book named Walking Disaster, which is essentially the same book with the same story, only told from the male protagonist Travis's point of view instead of the females'. I loved that idea of being able to see the story from two different perspectives. If you're into fun, slightly dangerous and exciting romance then definitely pick this up!

The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
I doubt there's anyone out there who hasn't heard of the Hunger Games by now. I absolutely blitzed these books when I read them. I saw the first Hunger Games film when it came out in cinemas, and immediately went and bought all 3 books. I think I read them in a matter of days! Out of the 3 I think Catching Fire has to be my favourite and I'm definitely Team Peeta.
The main thing I love about the Hunger Games though is that it keeps you hooked ALL the way through. I don't think a book should just coast all the way through and then have an interesting ending. With the Hunger Games, by the end of every chapter, something had happened which completely shocked me and I would instantly carry on reading the next chapter. That's what a book should be! Something should grip you in each and every chapter, not just at the end. If you haven't read these books yet then you're honestly missing out on so much. I plan to re-read this series in time for the release of Mockingjay Part 2 this year!

The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
Of course my number one had to be Harry Potter. How could it not be!
I think Harry Potter is and always will be, my all time favourite books. I just cannot say a single thing against them, they are a phenomenon.
I grew up reading these books, and not only did I love them when I was younger, I love them even more now. I was one of those people that queued outside Asda supermarket at midnight waiting for the newest book to be released! No matter how many times I read and re-read these books, I will never stop enjoying them and all I can do is thank JK Rowling profusely for bringing these books into my life!

Let me know in the comments what your favourite books are right now and if we share any of the same ones!


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