Favourites Friday: 2016 Favourites

So we are well into April, which I can not believe! Like when the hell did that happen! But I have read a whopping 30 books this year, some were good and some just weren’t for me. Mainly they’ve been brilliant and I thought I would narrow it down to the top five of this part of the year.

So on with my 2016 favourites.

1. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

I loved this book, I read it without really knowing a lot about the situation in Pakistan and the Taliban. I was as pleasantly surprised by this book as you can be with something that deals with such a harrowing subject.

This book is a memoir of Malala Yousafzai, it tells the story of her life and what it was like to be shot by the Taliban for standing up for a basic human right. I loved the fact that this book focused on the whole history of Pakistan rather than just this small moment.

And that’s what makes it one of my 2016 favourites, click here for my review.

2. Six of Crows

 

One word about this book. Amazing. The characters. The plotlines. If you haven’t read this book you really have to. There was never a moment where I was bored or wanted to put it down. I cannot wait for the sequel. I may have to explode.

We follow a group of thieves and ragmuffins as they throw themselves into one of the biggest challenges of their youth. They plan to steal something from one of the most well-guarded kingdoms. Doesn’t that sound exciting? Don’t you just want to jump right in.

Read my full rantings about this book here.

3. A Darker Shade of Magic

 

Another one which I just can’t even begin to explain my love for it. V. E. Schwab is one of my favourite authors, and I have the sequel sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. I love the characters, the concept and the awesome world that it’s set in.

Kell is one of the few magicians that can travel through the different Londons. Yes there is more than one, each of them with a varying amount of magic. When a destructive magic threatens the existence of the worlds Kell is the only one to save the world.

Go and read it now and have it join your 2016 favourites, and read my review here.

4. The Martian

This was another book that really surprised me. I definitely think that the audiobook was the reason why I felt in love with this book. I don’t think that I would have loved it as much without the audio. So if you’re on the fence and worried about the science stuff try the audiobook.

Mark Watney finds himself deserted on Mars after his team believes he dies. He is desperate to get home and goes through a helluva lot to try and attempt it.

If you love a good laugh then this will be the book for you. Read my full review here

5. The School for Good and Evil

This was a super fun read, I managed to read the whole trilogy in a couple of weeks. It’s not high literature by any stretch of the imagination, but I truly believe that they prevented me from dipping into a reading slump.

Agatha and Sophie are kidnapped one night and thrown into a world of good and evil. When there seems to have been a huge mistake the whole world flips and they are left with dire consequence.

Cheesy and dramatic. All my favourite things. Find my full review here.

Stay tuned for my posts next week.

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