Top 5 Books of the Year | T5W

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Top Five Wednesday was created by Lainey over on Ginger Reads Lainey! Check out her YouTube channel and the GoodReads group if you would like to join this weekly book meme!

This week’s topic is Top 5 Books of the Year! I read twenty-four books this year and there was quite a variety of books that I did enjoy and books that I didn’t. I thought it would be difficult to narrow my favourites down to just five books, but I was pleasantly surprised because I was able to choose my top five quite easily. These books were not necessarily rated 5/5 stars or placed on my favourites shelf on GoodReads. Rather, they were chosen as my top five based on overall enjoyability. Here are my Top 5 Books of the Year!

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12 Days of Christmas Book Tag | A Bundle of Books

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY! Today I am doing my very first tag on my blog: THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS BOOK TAG! This tag was created by Ashley at Falling Down The Book Hole and I was tagged by Joey at Thoughts and Afterthoughts. Thanks for tagging me!

This past week was quite hectic so it was pretty difficult to post, but I really wanted to do this tag and I thought that since today is finally Christmas that I would do it at last! I was tagged for so many other Christmas tags, but there wasn’t enough time. Maybe I can get to the other tags for Christmas next year. This tag has a ton of questions, but I am going to keep my answers as simple as possible so let’s get to it! 🙂

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: A partridge in a pear tree.

The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favourite stand-alone?

Nineteen Eighty Four

I don’t really enjoy stand-alones enough to consider them favorites. I’m not usually satisfied after reading them because I always want more! But, Nineteen Eighty-Four would definitely be an exception. This book is everything I wanted it to be. It creeped me out, made me cry, made me question so much about the world, and had an ending I didn’t expect.

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | Review

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Title: Fangirl

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Publication Date: 30 January 2014 (First published 10 September 2013)

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Where To Purchase: Takealot, Exclusive Books, Book Depository

Rating:Star2 Star2 Star2 Star2

SYNOPSIS

In this novel we follow Cath, an introverted 18-year-old who writes fan fiction about her favourite book series, the Simon Snow series. She is heading off to college with her twin sister, Wren, who wants to embrace the social life and freedom of college. But, Wren also doesn’t want to be roommates with Cath. Cath is way out of her comfort zone, having to deal with a new and eccentric roommate, a fiction-writing professor who doesn’t really see the value in fan fiction, and her dad who is all alone back home. Cath soon begins facing challenges that force her to question whether she is ready or not to start living her own life and leave Simon Snow behind. Can she do it?

 

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These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner | Review

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Title: These Broken Stars (The Starboard Trilogy #1)

Authors: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Publication Date: December 2013

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi

Where To Purchase: Takealot, Exclusive Books, Book Depository

Rating:Star2 Star2 Star2 Star2

SYNOPSIS

These Broken Stars is an enticing and thrilling story set in space in the future. In this first instalment of the Starbound Trilogy, we follow the lives of Tarver Merendson, a renowned war hero, and Lilac LaRoux, the daughter of the richest man in the universe. They are aboard the Icarus, a luxury spaceliner, when they are suddenly pulled out of hyperspace and crash into the nearest planet. Tarver and Lilac are the only survivors and we follow their story as they seek rescue. However, strange events occur on the planet and the two embark on a journey to unravel it’s mysteries.

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