Hello friends! Today’s post is all about my recent + not-so recent favourite books. Some of these books, as you can tell by the title, are books that I’ve read recently that have quickly become my favourites. While some of the books are stories that I’ve read not-so recently that are still my favourites.
Do you have any newly-read books that have become your favourites?
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
The first book we have up in this post is We Were Liars. We Were Liars is a book that kept me completely transfixed in the story. So much so that everything that happens completely blew me away and I honestly bawled my eyes out and ugly cried. The reason why I love this book is because Lockhart’s story; the main characters’ story painted such a picture in my mind. The reason why I love this book is because this book made me cry.
- Beautiful Decay by Sylvia Lewis
Beautiful Decay was a book that I had high hopes for and this book delivered. I don’t want to say that I love this book and say it’s amazing. If I do that there’s a chance that you might read it and have the story completely fall out of your expectations. I love Beautiful Decay because of the character development Ellie goes through, the trials she overcomes, and of course, the action that this book has is very entertaining too. Another reason why I appreciate this book is because of the supernatural elements to this book. (my review)
- The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
The Immortal Rules was a book that I had heard about on tumblr a few years ago. I knew that a bunch of people recommended it to the masses, since the main character, Alison is a person of colour, and that the book was a vampire book. One where the main character didn’t sparkle, and was a vampire who couldn’t go out in the sun. The vampires in The Immortal Rules are more of the original-type of vampires. I love this book since the story is so action packed (which I love) as well as being a vampire book. The Immortal Rules is a book that I can read multiple times (as a matter of fact, I have read TIR like, 3 times) and I won’t get tired of it. (my review)
- My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
My Life Next Door is a favourite of mine because of how the relaionships in this book work. In fact, relationships are a huuuuuuge factor in this novel. Not just romantic relationships, but friendships, family relations, step-family relations, and so much more. Something that sticks with me — to this day — is the ending of this novel. My Life Next Door is one of my favourite books because of how Samantha learns to stand up for herself and those she loves.
- The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
The Wicked Deep is an atmospheric novel that kind of had me on the edge of my seat for a good portion of the novel, and then I was completely swept away by the plot twist that takes place! I’m usually really good figuring out plot twists, so when a plot twist takes me by surprise I end up remembering that book (more often than not). The Wicked Deep has this feel about the book that makes me want to read more of the happenings on the island where Penny lives. The fact that there’s a curse on the town is another thing that I’ll remember about The Wicked Deep as well. (my review)
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (+ trilogy) by Jenny Han
OK, so I’m including the rest of the trilogy as a favourite of mine too. I’ll admit that I didn’t like To All the Boys I’ve Loved before the first time around, but the second time I read TATBILB it was like something clicked and I ended up loving this series. And actually, in my opinion, the trilogy gets better with every book! Something that I love about TATBILB is the dedication that Lara Jean has to her family is admirable. I also love Lara Jean’s character in general, because she’s relatable and funny and incredibly realistic. (my review)
- Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Eliza’s story will stay with me for a long time, not only because of the fact that she’s an amazing artist who has millions of followers and she’s this shy person who has no friends and (in my memory) has a lot of anxiety. The happenings of the story are many and being wrapped up in the story as quickly as I was, I didn’t even see what Eliza was going through until she almost committed the act. (my review)
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The first time I read Uprooted, all I had heard about it was that people had loved it. Or they hated it. Which is always such a controversial thing for me. Will I hate it, will I love it? Or will I be indifferent to it? I’m so glad that Uprooted turned out to be a favourite of mine. It has pretty much all I need in a fantasy novel: a little bit of romance, a main character who is taught one thing but ultimately ends up doing her own thing, seemingly immortal beings, fantasy creatures… While there is one thing that bothers me about the story (if feels a little too long), I can’t help but end up incredibly sated whenever I read, or finish reading Uprooted. And for that, Uprooted remains one of my favourites. (my review)
Do you have any books that are still your favourites after years of first having read them?
That’s all for this post, my friends. Thank you so much for stopping by! I actually liked doing this, so maybe I’ll make more recent + not-so recent favourite books posts. Let me know if you’re interested!