My Top Ten All-Time Favourites

I know I’ve already written a favourites po

st in the past, but my favourites change so much that I just wanted to rewrite it for what my current favourites are. In a couple of months, they might be completely different but I personally like that because that means I’m reading a lot of great, great books!! Anyway, here we go. My top favourites:

children of blood and bone

  1. Children of Blood and Bone
    Tomi Adeyemi

Like most books in this list, I’m probably going to find it difficult to explain exactly why I loved it so much, but I did. I really did. I don’t usually like long fantasy novels, and I especially don’t usually like backpack trip books because they tend to drag but this really, really didn’t. Everything in this book was amazing and fantasically well written. I believe it’s turning into a movie and you can bet I will be one of the first lining up.

radio silence

2. Radio Silence
Alice Oseman

I loved this one so much because it was about friendship, and how sometimes friendship can be just as important as a romantic relationship or even more so. One of them was a lesbian, and the other one was gay, which was even better. There was zero romantic interest in each other. They bonded over a podcast, which is even better. I’m currently reading another book by Alice Oseman and I just adore her writing style.

we are okay

3. We Are Okay
Nina LaCour

Again, I’m not entirely sure why I loved this book so much. From what I remember, there was a girl/girl relationship in here that I adored. I loved how it spoke about grief and the different ways it can affect you. How you’re not okay, but things can and will be okay. It just really touched my heart and it has a special place on my bookshelves.

under rose tainted skies

4. Under Rose Tainted Skies
Louise Gornall

This is about a girl suffering from mental illnesses while she’s falling in love with a boy. And, again, I don’t know why I love this book so much (sorry you have to read that so many times!). It’s just…so cute, and so good, and so well written. It’s beautiful and really pulls at my heart strings.

the little princed

5. The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I first saw this as a movie on Netflix, after never hearing about the book, and absolutely fell in love with it. I rewatched it so many times and still do. Luckily, the same can be said about the book. I just love the story, and how it talks about the importance of creativity and love.

george

6. George
Alex Gino

This is something that I would have loved to read as a child, that would have probably answered a lot of questions I had in my childhood. I think all young children should read this (and everyone else, too!). I had a copy of this, but I lost it somehow and I haven’t been able to find it since. It’s about a transgendered girl who is discovering her gender identity and confiding in her very accepting best friend who shares her clothes, it was an adorable friendship.

the upside of unrequited

7. The Upside of Unrequited
Becky Albertalli

This is probably one of the first and only books I’ve read that talk about being fat as something positive. She spoke about having crushes on people and nobody laughed at her claiming she shouldn’t have crushes because of her weight. She was allowed to experiance strong friendships and a beautifully adorable relationship with another fat person with no making fun of her. I’m not used to this kind of descriptions of us. I have Dumplin’ but I have yet to read it! I’m sure I’ll love that for the same reasons, too. I just love Becky Albertalli in general.

the hate u give

8. The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas

Revolution!! I love Angie Thomas, and I love the very important messages she had in this book about standing up against the prejudice and racism happening to you and people you know and fighting for the change that you want (obviously, I’m not the intended audiance for this, but I adored it all the same). I have her next book, ON THE COME UP, and I can’t wait to get around to that one.

the spiderwick chronicles

9. The Spiderwick Chronicles
Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

I think I love this just for being a childhood favourite. I love the story and I love the plot and everything that happens. I have a really pretty edition sitting on my bookshelves that I admire pretty much everyday – I should re-read this sometime.

the vegetarian

10. The Vegetarian
Kang Han

This was so…weird. And I loved that. A friend (that isn’t my friend anymore, unfortunately) gave me this. This whole thing revolved around physcholigical (sorry, I can’t spell that) issues, and (cis) female anatomy. It’s even more interesting that the whole book is about a woman who gets closer and closer to nature, but whose perspective we never actually hear from. I could relate a lot to it in parts, although this book was written to be an allegory of South Korea. I just found the whole thing fascinating and the way I thought of it was how beauty was born from violence and I just…adore this book, it has stayed with me for a really long time and probably will for even longer.

 

I hope you liked it and most importantly I hope it inspired you to pick up one of the books I’ve mentioned!! What are your favourite books?

A.W

 

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