S4S – Books that made you fall in love

Hellooo my friends!
How are we all? It is Sunday of YALC and I am excited!

Today on #SixforSunday we’re celebrating:

Books that made you fall in love

Books that you fell in love with the characters, the stories, reading… whatever. Books that made you fall in love! I could have a much longer list than 6 FYI.

  1. A Quiet Kind of Thunder – Sara Barnard
    Man, Steffi and Rhys. That’s a ship I will DIE FOR.
  2. The Sin Eater’s Daughter – Melinda Salisbury
    This book is the reason I love Mel and Twylla so much. I so wish I could be Twylla’s friend, yknow if she were real.
  3. Simon vs the Homo Sapien’s Agenda – Becky Albertalli
    AGAIN… I will go down with the Blue/Simon ship. I ship that so hard.
  4. Eleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell
    Gosh. That book.
  5. The Bookshop Girl – Sylvia Bishop
    This book is 100% wonderful. Even if you don’t read MG I implore you to read it… now
  6. Me Before You – JoJo Moyes
    Yes, yes, this is also on my “crying” list, but I fell SO HARD for this book. It’s such a shame the second one didn’t capture me.

And there you go. My original list only had 2 of these choices on, so it proves how long my list could’ve been! 

Join in the fun using the hashtag #SixforSunday and tag me on twitter! I love all of your posts! 

S x

Favourite reads of 2016

Now is the time… I must bite the bullet and list my favourite reads of 2016. (I say reads because some of these were released before 2016 and I only got round to reading them in 2016, sorry!) 

Here we go…best-2016-2
They are by no means in any order… and they’re mostly YA. But there you go. My favourite reads of 2016 (from top to bottom)

  1. Patrick Ness – A Monster Calls. Heartbreaking, chilling and magical.
  2. Melinda Salisbury – The Sleeping Prince. Wicked, daring and enchanting.
  3. Alwyn Hamilton – Rebel of the Sands. Dangerous, fun and adventure filled.
  4. M. R. Carey – Girl with all the Gifts. Quirky, heartfelt and interesting.
  5. Jojo Moyes – Me Before You. This will make your heart feel amazing and then rip it out.
  6. Sara Barnard – Beautfiful Broken Things. Relatable, frank and emotive.
  7. Louise Gornell – Under Rose Tainted Skies. Honest, touching and warm.
  8. M.R.Carey – Fellside. Tough, mysterious and dark.
  9. Laure Eve – The Graces. Deceptive, fun and wicked.
  10. I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Touching, evocative and sincere.
  11. Emery Lord – When We Collided. Emotional, loving and tough.
  12. Non Pratt – Unboxed. Easy going, poignant and memory filled.

There is a MG/picture book version coming in the next few days!

What were your favourite books of 2016? Let me know in the comments or on twitter!

S x