I thought I’d share a post with my *current* alltime favourite reads.
In no particular order…
Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
This series made my childhood. I love the entire storyline, the magical-ness of every single detail, the characters and the villains. It was the first time I read a book and really felt like I was transported into another world and I think that millions of people will agree that it was the first thing I read that made me realise I love reading. The perfect Autumn re-read with a cup of hot chocolate.
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
The first book I read that made me cry. The entire trilogy is great but the first book was my favourite, a really thought provoking story about racism, love and terrorism.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
I’m only halfway through this series currently but am already delving into the fandom. Regardless of negative reviews, I think this series is incredibly imaginative and as strong a magical world-building since Harry Potter. The characters are relatable, complex, and it has everything I would want from an urban fantasy: magic, humour, romance, action, and sad deaths.
The Girl Who Dared by Bella Forrest
I loved this series. A dystopian story about a civilization trapped in a tower who are rated in society by how many negative thoughts they have. Of course, there is a corrupt government involved. I loved the heroine of this story and I felt super invested in the characters and the storyline by the end of the series.
Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
I really love a relatable, funny memoir but Dolly Alderton’s was one of my favourites, overtaking Lena Dunham and any Z-rated celebrity who has written a book. It was witty, SO relatable that I burst out laughing several times, sad, touching and extremely well-written. (No surprise, as Dolly is a literary Godess.) The final conclusion of the book was something that really touched me and I would re-read again and again.
Animal Farm by George Orwell
It’s such a short read I think everybody should pick up this classic at least once. It’s such a clever story about communism and politics all told through the eyes of some farmyard animals and a less-than-ami