So I’m trying out a new series on my blog, which will feature 10 books every Tuesday. In this series I’ll talk about 10 books relating to the topic I’ve picked for the week!
This week I wanted to talk about 10 books that made me wish I had amnesia so I could immediately re-read them without remembering what happened.
It’s a pretty self-explanatory topic, so I’m just going to jump right into the post!
☼ Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling ☼
This is an obvious choice. I don’t know how to explain how much I adore this entire series. It is so magical and filled with wonderful adventures, you can’t help but be amazed. I know there are a lot of things about this series that are problematic and some of the characters may not be the best written characters, but despite that, every time I re-read this series, right after finishing the last page of the last book, I want to go back and start over. This is and forever will be my all time favourite series and I will never not read this.
☼ The Martian by Andy Weir ☼
This novel is one that I read after watching the movie, but that changed nothing about my love for it. It was just such an entertaining story with characters that are written so incredibly. When I first read this book I listened to the Audiobook and it was such an incredible experience. The narrator was so engaging and lovely to listen to, especially when there were moments of sarcasm or humour.
☼ Red Rising by Pierce Brown ☼
This is a book that I read earlier this year and absolutely adored. I don’t know how quick I was able to get through this, but it was definitely up there in my records. This is the type of novel in which you literally don’t agree with anything the characters are doing and there is so much gore and death, but you can’t help but be entranced by the writing and plot. One of my favourite premises in novels is the “game” and “competition” trope and this novel did it so well, so obviously it’s a favourite of mine! I would get amnesia for this book any day.
☼ Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ☼
Six of Crows is a novel that had so much hype when it first came out, and it is very well deserved. I found this novel to be such a cool concept and setting. I loved Ketterdam and all the culture that we got glimpses of throughout the duology. Additionally we got to hear from such a different and fun cast of characters you honestly couldn’t help but love.
☼ The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid ☼
This novel was one that was a surprising love for me. I recently read it because everyone was raving about it and I had just happened to have the library audiobook of it. Usually I’m not a big literary fiction reader, I tend to lean more towards fantasy and sci-fi, but I’m so glad I went out of my comfort zone for this novel because it completely blew me away. The way Taylor Jenkins Reid wove this story was completely insane. It was so hard for me to stop listening to the audiobook because I had to know what would happen next and how the story would play out. It was completely fascinating hearing about the secret life of a huge movie star and seeing the ins and outs of the industry. This is a novel I plan to re-read in August, but being able to experience it for the first time would be an absolute treat.
☼ Night Film by Marisha Pessl ☼
This is another recent read of mine, and something that I went into knowing I would like it, even if it was just a little. Obviously, since it’s on this list, I liked it a whole lot more than just a little. This novel was crazy from start to finish. There was so much going on and so many twists and turns that you absolutely could not figure out what was going on. I think that’s what made the read so fun and entertaining. I left this book not knowing exactly what happened and doubting all the information I got throughout the book, which was an odd feeling to have after spending so much time on a read!
☼ The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss ☼
It’s been a while since I read this book, and I’ve restrained from reading the second book in the series because we have no idea when the third will come out, but I really enjoyed reading this one. It was quite long, but whilst reading it you didn’t feel the length at all. There was so much going on and so many different settings and characters to get to know, you were entirely immersed throughout the entirety of the novel. Additionally, whilst reading the novel you really felt like you were learning everything there was to learn about Kvothe because you essentially see him in all the important points of his life, which is quite amazing.
☼ A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab ☼
I’ve read this first novel a couple times now, mostly due to my own procrastination, because I forget small bits and pieces about the plot and feel the need to re-read before moving on to the next novel. That being said, forgetting small plot points is just not enough. I want to experience Kell and Lila for the first time again and see their adventures between the 4 London’s again and see their budding relationship for the first time again. It was so hard to finish this series and know that we won’t get the exact same thing again.
☼ The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson ☼
I read this because my boyfriend raved about it and said that I absolutely had to pick it up, so I did. Let me just say that this novel was a beast to get through. It was huge and the second one was huge and the third is even bigger, but despite that, this novel features so many amazing characters that we get to follow as well as so many different twists and turns that make the book more even more epic.
☼ Born a Crime by Trevor Noah ☼
This is one non-fiction biography that I could pick up anytime and enjoy from start to finish. Trevor Noah has such a captivating and hilarious way of sharing his stories and it is really heightened in this book. Following Trevors stories of his life before the fame he’s amassed is truly inspiring. Despite his hard (sometimes funny) childhood, Trevor made such a huge impact on the entertainment industry and world and it’s incredible to see it happen through reading this novel.
☼ When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi ☼
If you’ve read my posts before, you may already know that this novel is my absolute favourite novel in this world. I have read this novel endless times and every time I pick it up, it just gets better. Of course it’s a tough read to get through due to the nature of the story, but it was also inspiring and a true story of how resilient some individuals can be. If there was one book I could read for the first time again, this would be it.
Alright everyone, that concludes my very first Top Ten Tuesdays post! I hope you enjoyed.
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