My Top 5 Books of the Year so Far

I’m going to be honest, since January, I haven’t read half as much as I’ve wanted to. However, that hasn’t meant that I’ve read some amazing books! So, in no particular order, here are my top five book of the year so far.

1) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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I cannot stress the importance of this book enough! Angie Thomas has done such an amazing job with this book and it gripped me from start to finish. I really feel like it’s a books that everyone needs to pick up and read. It made me angry, upset and everything that this book should have made me feel. Definitely a book that is worth getting!

2) Caraval by Stephanie Garber


This was such an amazing book that I was completely taken away by. Garber transported me into the game of Caraval so I really did feel like I was a part of it. It was the perfect fantasy book for me to read as I was coming out of exams and I can’t wait for the next book i the series to be published!

3) The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli is the queen of feel good fiction for me! The Upside of Unrequited is her second book and oh my gosh, I did not want it to end! It was one of those books that I just continued to read without even realising how much time had passed. I fell in love with the characters and was rooting for them so much, it actually hurt a little when I realised that I was coming to the end of the book. There was no way this couldn’t have made it on to my top five!

4) Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield


Paper Butterflies was the first book that I’ve read by Lisa Heathfield and it didn’t at all disappoint me. It attacked some really important issues that were heartbreaking to read but they were so well written. There were surprises and twists in the story that I hadn’t been expecting to read. However, it all tied together to create a beautifully, heartbreaking book.

5) A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sarah Barnard


Was it possible to make my heart melt into a little pool? Sarah Barnard seemed to achieve it quite easily. This beautiful story shows the struggle of two teenagers, one who is a selective mute and is working through mental health issues and the other who is deaf and is realising that’s it’s okay to lean on other people for help. This book is actually the reason that I want to learn BSL and why it’s on my 101 in 1001 list!

So, here are my top five books but I’m sure I’m going to be reading some more amazing books over the next half of this year.

What’s been your favourite book to read this year? Have you guys read any of the books that I’ve mentioned? Let me know in the comments!

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