I saw this tag on Fridays and Books, and it was created by her friend Rabid Reads. Since we’re halfway through the year (I know, WHAT??), Lissa decided it would be a great time to have a look at the best things we’ve read this year. This was meant to be done by listing 5 star books, but since I’m the harshest reviewer EVER, I’ve gone with quite a lot of 4 star books too (minus any re-reads).
Can we just note that most of these were taken before I started bookstagramming? Sorry that the photos are so terrible!
- Vicious by V.E. Schwab. I forgot how much I adored this until I was going through my list! Holy moly this book was amazing. I desperately need more by this author in my life – oh, and book 2 of this series!
- Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. Bless this author. Gone Girl was the highlight of last year, and now here’s her next book making it onto this list…
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I heard so many good things about this, and it really did not disappoint. When I go to the library to get my next Schwab book, I should look for book 2 of this series too…
- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. 5 stars for this one, hooray! This was a re-read, but it’s still great, so oh well. Yes, I still sobbed. Will it ever not break my heart?
- The Unknown Unknown by Mark Forscyth. This book is the smallest I’ve read at only 25 pages, and was really just an essay in book form. A really interesting essay though, and way out of my comfort zone!
- What We Left Behind by Robin Talley. What stopped this from getting to five was that a lot of people said it really misrepresented the characters’s identity, what with them changing their mind about their gender so much. If it was right, though, I learned a lot
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas. Well duh, how could Celaena my love not be on this list?
- Lost Friday by Michael Bronte. I was pleasantly surprised by this! It was a sci-fi I got for free, so I honestly didn’t have the highest hopes. It turned out to be great though. This was the first book I read in Dewey’s readathon
- Famous Last Words by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski. This was so cute and fluffy and easy to read, I loved it. This was the second book I read for Dewey’s!
- The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith. It may shock you that this is based off Snow White – seriously though, really good, I felt all the pain
- Simon vs The Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli. The first Simon I fell in love with this year. Ugh, my gorgeous love, my wonderful Blue, ughhh
- Binge by Tyler Oakley. Another 5 star book, woo hoo! Tyler made me feel all the pain, and also had this undeniable real-ness that made the book so fantastic. Absolutely nothing to fault in this!
- All the Feels by Danika Stone. Liv is me, and I love reading about someone I can relate to. Maybe she was a bit over the top, maybe Xander creeped me out a little, but it was just so good
- Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. The second Simon I fell in love with this year. Although I do love Baz more, his anger just gets to me
- A Work In Progress by Connor Franta. Connooooorrrr, oh how I love you! This book made me feel so inspired to just get up and DO SOMETHING
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. I wanted to throw up almost constantly, but at the same time it was written so well… I just didn’t know how to feel!
So, there are my favourite books from this year! I’ve been having a pretty good reading year, that’s actually a lot… What were your favourites? Feel free to go and do this tag, just make sure to link back to Lissa!