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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The 52 Lists Project // Week 49

Happy Wednesday everyone! I've only got two days left of work and I'm off to New Zealand on Monday (!!!), which is complete madness but I'm so excited.

This week's prompt is: "List your favourite books". 

As you probably know if you've read this blog at all before, I'm such a book worm and have been since I was little so it was a tough task to whittle my favourite books down to just a few but these are the ones I've decided on:

  • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara - I won't go on about this too much because I've got a post dedicated specifically to it here, but this is the best book I've read in 2018 and the storytelling is absolutely incredible.
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult - Again, you can read my full thoughts on this book here, but this is such a great and important read, all about race relations in modern America and I just loved it.
  • Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult - This was the first Jodi Picoult book I ever read and it has stayed with me ever since then (which I think was around 2011). Picoult writes truly incredible fiction about ethical dilemmas and this is one of my favourites of hers. It's about a school shooting and the aftermath and I really recommend that you give it a read.
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - Now you probably won't believe me but I promise I was obsessed with this book before it went crazy big and the film was made. It was probably my favourite book that I read during my teenage years. I read it again and again obsessively and I think it's one of those books I'll always come back to and still love. 
  • Places I Stopped on the Way Home by Meg Fee - This is the best memoir I've ever read by my favourite writer. I've gone on about it enough (again full review here) but if you're in your twenties or just figuring out life in any way you need to read this book.
  • The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald - What can I say about this book? It's set in the dreamiest decade, has a fantastic storyline and some of the most beautiful writing I've ever read. It's a must. The Bazz Luhrman film of it is one of my all-time favourite films so I'd recommend giving that a watch if you haven't already too! 

What are your all-time favourite books? 

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