Hey guys! So recently I’ve fallen into the pitfalls of reading again. I really go through phases were I either read no books in about 6 months- or about 10 books in a month, and July has been one of those months. I’ve discovered quite a few favourites while also rekindling with some of my old loves. Anyway, it got me thinking about how much I love reading and that I want to share with you my favourite books. You will all be expecting ‘The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting” but I won’t be including it purely because of the fact it’s all I talk about and you’re probably all sick of hearing about it. By the way these aren’t in order because I couldn’t choose between then! This is going to be a long post so get a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy this post
Am I normal yet by Holly Bourne: Okay so I read this a couple of months ago while I was revising for my exams. This. Is. Amazing. I think this may be my favourite ever at the moment. It’s about a girl called Evie with severe OCD and she doesn’t tell her friends, it’s basically about her getting through her mental illness and all the things she has to go through to get there. She’s also an extreme feminist and that makes me very happy. I just want to press this book into every teenagers hands. 5/5
What’s a girl gotta do by Holly Bourne: So this is in the same trilogy as ‘Am I normal yet’ and it’s the final book. This book focuses mainly on feminism, where the main girl lottie, starts a project where she has to start calling out every bit of feminism she sees. But will it get in the way of her going to Cambridge? It shows her struggles of being a feminist and how internet trolls can really affect somebody. Holly Bourne is such a great author and everything she writes just makes my heart ache and want to read more, I’m genuinely sad when it’s ends, she also left the book on quite the cliff hanger! 5/5
Beautiful broken things: So I won’t lie, I haven’t read this book in a couple of months but I just think about it and it makes me happy and sad at the same time. Firstly, the cover. I know, don’t judge a book by its cover but it helps doesn’t it? And the cover of this book is amazing. It’s briefly about three girls, one who is a troublemaker trying to escape her past, and the other two are school girls that go different schools. One of the school girls, Rosie, introduces this troublemaker ( Suzanne) to her best friend Caddy, and they get on really well, sort of leaving Rosie in the dust. You basically find out about Suzanne’s past and all the trouble she’s caused, and will cause. No one can break your heart like a best friend.4.5/5
Love letters to the dead: I think I’ve mentioned this before but basically my English teacher recommended this book to me and I wasn’t too sure but I thought I’d give it a go. The main character’s (Laurel) sister died and she wants some sort of comfort, so she starts writing letters to dead people, but while doing this her life swaps round a bit, she starts hanging round with maybe the wrong people, and doing not so great things. And now she must face up to the ghosts of her past before the consume her. Honestly, this book is heartbreaking. I could not stop crying for the whole of the last chapter. If you need something to get your emotions running, this is the book. I feel as if I can sort of relate as I have a sister so when the whole story of her sister’s death came out at the end. Honestly, my heart just sunk, it’s written beautifully and everything about it is such a good book. My only downside is that it takes a while to get into. I wasn’t completely into it until about 100 pages in, which is about 1/3 of the book. But please give it a go, it really is amazing. 4.5/5
Art of being normal: Okay so last but not least is the art of being normal, so I read this nearly a solid year ago for the first time but then decided to give it another read a few months ago. I don’t usually like re-reading books but this was definitely an exception as it is amazing. It’s about two boys who are outsiders. One is a transgender and longs to be a girl, whereas the other one longs to be invisible. They form a friendship but things don’t stay too nice for long, as secrets don’t stay secret forever. This book gave me such an insight into transgenders and transsexual’s minds and I feel as if I learnt so much about the LGBTQ+ community from this book. It really is amazing, please pick it up if you’re around and need something to read. 4/5
Okay so they’re my favourite books! I realise I started from my favourite then slowly decreased into my least favourite. That was not intentional ahah. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post and please leave a comment and a like below! We’re slowly nearing 500 followers which is crazy!! I think we have about 464 in our little family right now and it’s literally mind blowing! Thank you so much guys! Byeeee
What’s your favourite book?