I’m sorry this is so late going up, I’m a little behind and it’s been a hectic day. I thought I would make a start on my favourite books of the year as I’m starting to take a short break from reading. I will add to this post later if anything changes though, I’m sure I’ve missed a couple too.
This one should come as no surprise, I can’t tell you how much I adore All The Lonely People. It’s an incredible book about toxic masculinity, the darker side of social media/internet and the impact it has on people. This is probably my favourite of this year, should I say that? I don’t know but it’s true, please message me to gush about it if you decide to read it!
This book is everything, I can’t tell you how much I loved this anthology! I actually think it’s my favourite book I’ve read this year, there’s short stories and poetry, each with an accompanying illustration all by LGBTQ+ author and illustrators. I’ve already lost count of how many times I’ve read it.
If you’re ever in a reading slump, pick this one up. I devoured it, this book reignited my love of reading when I was thinking about quitting my blog and taking a break for books in general. This book is stunning, I can’t recommend it enough!
Have I told you how much I love this book? I love it so much, it’s set in a small American town and follows a witch hunt triggered by the death of a teenage boy. I was glued to the pages from start to finish, and that ending was incredible! Sanctuary is a must read!
Alex in Wonderland is a laugh out loud read and one of my favourite books, I nearly wet myself a couple of times while reading it, probably a little TMI there but never mind. I’m hoping we might get a short story at some point, I need to know what happened after. Alex is definitely one of my favourites reads this year.
This was one of my most anticipated reads of this year and it did not disappoint! Set a year after the events in The Fandom and sees the protagonists return to the world of The Gallows Dance. I couldn’t put it down and I’m still sad it’s over. I need to re-read both of them asap.
I really love this duology and could not put it down, I carried it everywhere with me. I love the world, world building, characters and everything about it. I won’t go into detail as it will spoil it if you haven’t read the first one yet. I can’t recommend the duology enough.
The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher:
Another predictable one, I know. I just love it so much, The Christmasaurus books are probably my favourite Christmas books ever. I have my fingers crossed for a musical edition and third book. My review will be coming soon.
We definitely need more middle grade books like this, I adored Tunnel of Bones. This is exactly the kind of book I wish I had growing up, I would have loved a book with ghosts in! It’s full of intrigue, creepy moments and friendship. I can’t tell how incredible this book is.
What are your favourite books this year? Any I didn’t include in my list? I’d love to know!