So, it’s June. We are halfway through 2017 and that is a pretty crazy thought right? A lot has happened with me since the start of the year and I haven’t read as many books as I have wanted. Mind you, I still have read a fair few and I thought I would share with you the top five books I have read in 2017 so far. I’m also going to do another one at the end of the year, obviously.
5) Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I read Caraval back in January but I still think about it to this day (I think it’s because I’m so desperate for the sequel to come out!). If you love magic, suspense and surprise with great twists you need to read this. You won’t regret it.
4) Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Heartless is an origin story of the Queen of Hearts before she became queen. This concept sold the book to me if I’m honest. I love Alice in Wonderland so I really did enjoy reading about what the Queen was like before she turned into the villain lots of us love.
3) Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
After reading Jennifer’s first book All the Bright Places it was only a matter of time before I read Holding up The Universe. I adored it! The story is all about seeing a person not just for their looks but for who they are. The two main characters Libby and Jack just got to me in a way some characters just don’t. It’s heartwarming but also heartbreaking at the same. However, it is a book you all need to read.
2) One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
I’ve only recently read One of Us Is Lying but it’s made such an impression on me that I had to include it in this list. It’s a YA murder mystery novel and that alone excited me. The plot was full of twists and turns that left you guessing after each chapter. I finished this in a few days as I literally couldn’t put it down.
1) The Finding of Martha Lost by Caroline Wallace
The Finding of Martha Lost is a magical tale all set under one roof – Liverpool Lime Street Station. Boring right? Wrong! This book took me one a magical, heartwarming journey that I didn’t want to end. It was a delight to read and I keep thinking about it, even now. I think I need to reread it. If you love magic and adventure in an unusual setting you will love this.