Books I Devoured This Year

I want to share with you some books that I simply could not put down and want to read again so I thought you might like them too, if you haven’t already read them.

  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I wanted to read this before it appeared on Netflix and I sat down one Sunday morning and barely moved until I finished it, I was hooked! I’m sure you have all heard of it by now, it isn’t an easy read a lot of harsh things happen in it and we all know the girls fate from the outset but I found the story gripping and heart wrenching.. I still haven’t managed to watch the show.

  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber

This was quite a fun read I loved the added letters in it and the sense of mystery and wonder quickly turning to something more sinister and wicked. Of course the surprise covers on the hardback versions pulled me in, I was slightly disappointed I didn’t get the dress version, my copy had the tent on it. Still really cool and a fun read.

  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Having not read any Patrick Ness books before I think I could be forgiven for not mentally preparing myself better for the emotional turmoil his writing put me through. Having not known what to expect with this book I was simply blown away. I borrowed it from the library but I absolutely need to get a copy of my own so I can read it again and again.

  • Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Another heart rendering story Francesca knows how to paint a picture in your mind, how to confuse between what’s real and what’s your mind playing tricks, are you really there or did I make you up? I really loved this book, I think I can connect well with contemporaries that are to do with mental health, having gone through my own journey I suppose myself.

  • Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

This is a weird and wonderful tale that is quite dark and different, very descriptive it made me want to draw what I read I could picture it so clearly in my head. I did guess a bit of what was going on but that was fine I like being right. I need more stand alones like this and the cover is just beautiful.

  • Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I think this might be the book of the year for me, it left me hungover for days. I was so emotionally involved in this book like on another level invested in the characters that when I got to the end and realised I would have to wait for another book to find out what would happen I was completely devastated. I can’t even explain how it made me feel it just did, I so wanted everything to be ok for them but fearing still that everything would go wrong. If you like fantasy then just read it!

  • One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Now this one was really interesting 5 students go into detention and only 4 come out alive. This was so cleverly done it had me scratching my head, I couldn’t put it down for long because I needed to know how it happened and who was behind it. A real case of Mr. Plum in the library with a rope if ever I saw one. I haven’t got a picture for this one because I read it that fast and on my kindle I just haven’t gotten around to it!

  • Artemis by Andy Weir

I talked a bit about this just recently you can check out my review if you like. I really liked this space adventure it has made me want to read more and left me slightly book hungover too!

I hope you found this post helpful and that you find some new books to read, I never go into too much detail on a book because I like people to discover them for themselves and see what it makes you feel, we all like different things after all.

9 thoughts on “Books I Devoured This Year

  1. I’m putting these on my book wishlist though I’ve little time to read lately. I just found β€˜The rest of us just live here’ reduced to $1.99 on kindle here, so that’s already bought πŸ™‚

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