My Top 5 Recent Reads

So, it’s be a while. Life is hectic and I’m going to try and update this blog more regularly and start prioritising it more. I know I’ve said this before but bare with me okay!

Since I’ve been gone for a little while, I’ve read a fair few books that I haven’t talked about yet, so, I thought I would discuss my Top 5 Recent Reads.

5. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
I wasn’t thinking about picking up this books when it first came out because adult high-fantasy isn’t exactly my thing and have you seen the size of this book?! It’s over 800 pages, so to say it’s intimidating is an understatement. Despite this, when I saw it in the bookshop, I don’t know what came over me but I had to pick it up and I’m glad I did! This book is filled with loveable, complex characters, political intrigue and everyone’s favourite magical creature, dragons!

4. Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
I have been meaning to pick up this book for over a year and I finally did it! This is the first book in a duology and I am excited to get onto the second book ASAP (hopefully, it won’t take me as long to get round to it as it did for me to pick up the first one). I flew through this book as the setting of snowy capped mountains and a dangerous quests are a couple of my favourite things to read about. We need more books like this!

3. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
This is the first volume in a new graphic novel series that was originally a webcomic. It was heartwarming and made me happy cry the whole way through. It is a queer m/m romance and I loved the representation in it. The story is definitely one for fan-fiction lovers as it gave me the same vibes that only the best fan-fictions can give me, that’s a compliment!

2. Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne
This book was just wow. I didn’t know what I was expecting when I went into this book but it exceeded all of my expectations. It follows our main character, who has bipolar, as she goes to a new treatment facilities for people with mental health difficulties. There was a wide range of mental health rep and with the one’s that I can identify with, I thought it was done accurately and well. This book got me thinking about my own mental health and has definitely helped me a lot.

1. Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
If you follow me on twitter, you will be fully aware that this is now my new favourite book of all-time with the amount I tweet about it. This is another book that I wasn’t going to pick up because I don’t tend to read adult fictions but I saw a signed copy in Waterstones and thought it must be a sign (haha, get it?) that I had to pick it up (we all know I can’t resist a signed copy). This book blew. me. away. I read it in physical format first and then re-read it through audiobook, both were amazing experiences, but unlike most, I preferred reading it physically. This book follows the rise and fall of the band Daisy Jones and The Six and it is definitely not one to miss.

So that’s it for today, let me know in the comments what you thought of these books.

Until next time…

8 thoughts on “My Top 5 Recent Reads

  1. booksforall93 says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I don’t want this to sound wrong but I really do want to read a book which has a female protagonist who has mental health problems. I think it’s more important now than ever for it to be talked about openly. Thank you so much for sharing this post!


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