When I found this list of favourite stories to share I was intrigued to see how many of them I had read (it turns out that I’ve only read 6 of them). While my second thought was that I could read of of the other 19 books as part of a challenge, there are some books there that I don’t imagine myself wanting to read. Here are the 6 that I’ve read & the others that are on my TBR.
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This was, of course, a great read. Almost everyone has read it but that doesn’t stop it from being amazing.
- The Book Thief, Markus Zusak ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Another amazing read that I would highly recommend.
- TFIOS, John Green ⭐️⭐️⭐️. EVERYONE has read this book. I liked it at the time but thinking back over it now, it seems a little cliche.
- I am Malala, Malala Yousafzai ⭐️⭐️⭐️. Certainly inspirational, however there was a lot about religion & history that didn’t interest me as much.
- The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. An interesting read, a little slow at the start but overall pretty good.
- Everything Everything, Nicola Yoon ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Slightly cliched but still cute.
Want to read:
- One, Sarah Crossan. I read Moonrise by Sarah Crossan and absolutely loved it. This seems like a great read too.
- Orangeboy, Patrick Lawrence. I don’t know a whole lot about this one but it looks interesting nonetheless.
- The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-time, Marx Haddon. I have this one on my bookshelf and am hoping to get to it soon.
- Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys. I haven’t actually heard of this book but it sounds really good.
- A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness. Patrick Ness’ books can be a bit on-off for me, I liked More Than This so might give this one a go.
- The Arrival, Shaun Tan. Apparently this book has no words, only illustrations, which, to me, sounds like reason enough to test it out.
- The Art of Being Normal, Lisa Williamson. This seems like a really important book and definitely one to add some variety to my reading list.
Overall, I feel like most of these books are either the novels that everyone knows about and everyone seems to like or the classics that your English teacher forces you to read. Despite this, there are still some interesting books on the list, and I’m excited to test out a few of them.