Since the New Year I haven’t had much time to read anything- work and college and never ending essays dominate my life at the minute. Roll on summer!
Anyway I have managed to read a couple of books, and I have whittled my maybe 11 books of this year down to my top five.
So lets start, my top five favourite books I’ve read in 2017
- Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy The third book of Bridget Jones’s mad adventures, although I’m not sure anything can get better than her big knickered adventures from the first book. This tries pretty hard to show Jones as she was in her first two books- young, free and adventurous. After the death of her husband, Mark, Bridget tries to put herself back out there- wherever there is- and find herself a man who can deal with her and the baggage she brings to the table . But will Jones find love? Now if you have seen the third film, do not worry about the book being spoiled. They are totally opposite; Personally I prefer the film to the book- it’s a much better plot and flows onto the last film better than the book does.
- Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell This totally relatable book is perfect for any age. It’s a coming of age novel about the wonders of internet fandoms- something I personally know a lot about (quick shout out to the 5SOS Fam). Rowell’s book includes everything from romance, humour, fantasy and drama. The book explores the idea of finding life’s perfect balance, the thing we all need to do. So give it a try- it might be a young adult book but it is perfect people of all ages really.
- Binge By Tyler Oakley This might not be the best book for everyone because of some adult themes but it gives you a real insight into Tyler’s life as he grew up, all the events that shaped him into the person he is today. This is best for mature people who can handle his attitude to drinking and casual dating. Tyler’s message has always been positive and this shines through in his book, his has a strong work ethic to get him where he is today and he isn’t afraid to speak out about important things. Tyler is a bug advocate for LGBTQ and is a real role model for everyone.
- Transgressions By Sarah Dunant A novel about the twists and turns of a break up with an added uninvited guest. Dunant tells Elizabeth’s tale with some rather erotic scenes and disturbing events so this isn’t suitable for younger readers. Dunant talks of topics that most wouldn’t dream of writing about- rape and stalkers for example. My only problem with this book is the fact you have to keep on reading it- you can’t put it down.
- Never Let Me Go By Kazuo Ishiguro This is Ishiguro’s sixth book and according to many the most popular of his works. Ishiguro uses a dystopian world as the setting for his unsettling novel of friendship and science’s impact on individuals. Kathy, Tommy and Ruth’s love triangle sets the story up for disaster from the go ahead. His style is simple and plain but hides in depth messages within his writing. He displays emotions in such a powerful way that the character just jump of the page.
In this last six months, I haven’t really read much but I will when summer gets here. Any suggestions for new books do tweet me or email me with them, I’m running out of new things that I really want to read.
I hope you enjoy any of these books you choose to read, they are all such good books.
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