This weeks TTT is to list my Top Ten books I have read so far this year. I have only read 37 so far, but some of them have been some heavy fantasy series..and unfortunately I have to spend some of my time reading science articles for my research.
I am so excited to share with you all my favourite books I have read this year.
1 . The Way Of Kings (Part 1) by Brandon Sanderson- I have just finished this book and I am blown away by how good it was. I missed reading high fantasy and this book delivers. I have part 2 ready to go and I want to stay up all night reading it.
2. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas- How could I not put this on my list? So heartbreaking and so perfectly written. I am so happy with how this book went and I could not put it down from start to finish. Rhysand is also just the love of my life…ok?
3. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff- I reviewed this book here! The writing style in this book is so unique, and while it made it really hard to get into the boo, the pay off with how the story and the characters came together made it totally worth it. I am so excited for Godsgrave.
4. American Gods by Neil Gaiman- This was the first Neil Gaiman book I have ever read and I have to stop myself from adding all of his other work to my already massive TBR. I was drawn into the characters, especially Shadow. The plot was built slowly, page by page, and throughout the book there was a feeling of anticipation as to what will happen. Such a great fantasy book!
5. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood- Check out my review here! I am so glad I decided to pick up this classic book this year, and it becomes more and more relevant in todays society. Atwood creates a scary world, that is all to realistic, and explores women’s rights in a gripping dystopian setting.
6. The Sellout by Paul Beatty- I never really read ‘fiction’ books (non-fantasy or science fiction fiction) but I know that I enjoy reading satire and some of the less serious ‘fiction’ books. This book is so critically acclaimed and I decided to step out of my comfort zone and pick it up. This book is so thought provoking and humorous, exploring the issue of racism in America through satire and humour.
7. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur- Everyone should read this book of poetry. ‘Milk and Honey’ is a raw and empowering book of poetry that explores a womens experiences of love, heartbreak and healing. The illustrations are gorgeous and the words are so powerful.
8. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov- I cannot express how unsettling and weird this book is…and how hard it is to read as the language and writing meanders around from page to page. However, it is such an interesting read and a unique classic book. If you want to know more I have reviewed it here.
9. Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas– I had been putting off reading this book for a while and this series was overshadowed by her other series ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses.’ I finally decided to catch up with the series and my heart still hurts from how this book ended. While two books before this one in the series were not as thrilling and exciting and ‘Throne of Glass’ and ‘Crown of Midnight’, all of the plot lines and characters come together to create this epic book.
10. The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee- One of the rare non-fiction books I read, I decided to delve into this book as my PhD project is all about cancer and chemotherapy and I thought it would be worthwhile to read into the history of the disease. This book is such a well researched biography of cancer, and it is mind blowing that while we have made so much progress into finding treatments, we still have to learn so much more.
I hope you all liked my list for this week.
As always, share with me your lists for this week and give me some recommendations on what I should add to my TBR.