Since getting back to blogging over the last couple months, I’ve really wanted to add something new to my weekly posts. And lo and behold, I’ve been inspired by fellow blogger Soffi @A Book. A Thought. (Follow her!) Soffi’s ABC Book Challenge posts were so fun, I decided I just had to do my own! So, every week I’ll be posting my favourite, most memorable books and books from my TBR, moving from A-Z.
(PS. Whoever came up with this challenge, I don’t know who you are but thank you!)
Each of these I books are memorable to me for different reasons. Markus Zusak’s I Am The Messenger (or sometimes titled The Messenger) is one of the books I read when I was younger that I remember thinking was one of the most adult-y books I’d ever read. It’s a seductive and mysterious book and I love it to bits. If you know me and my blog at all, you know that I’ll Give You The Sun is one of my most beloved books of all time. Please read it if you haven’t already, you will be swept away by Jandy Nelson’s mesmerising, colourful storytelling. Illuminae, first of the Illuminae Files Series is a gorgeous, suspenseful and entirely unique science-fiction that I really need to re-read. I read the whole series on my kindle, and at the time I had no idea what a mistake that was! I really need to read it in its hard copy glory. In Search of Us is easily one of the most inspiring and moving books I’ve read this year about a mum’s past and her daughter’s present. The Invisible Library is the first in the gorgeous, clever and surprising series of the same name, about books, magic and spies. Truly a unique gem that should not be missed! I Stop Somewhere is a thoughtful, raw and relevant depiction of rape culture and a girl’s isolation. Beautifully written and powerful. Lastly, I Was Born For This, Alice’s Oseman’s latest book, is such a fun, compelling read and it just had be here with the others because I admire Alice’s creativity and storytelling so much!
To Be Read
Normally I would go through each book in this TBR section with little reasons why I want to read them, but I think these really all speak for themselves. Three of them are 2018 releases I didn’t get around to reading and won’t til next year, and two are definitely on the top of my 2019 new releases radar. Though I have to admit I Wish You All The Best is the book I am most excited for overall!
Message me with your thoughts/if you’d have any of these on your list!
Jasmine @ Thesepaperwords