I have only read 28 books so far this year, so it was quite hard to pick out a top ten – there were some clear winners but I was wracked with indecision over some of the others. Therefore I wouldn’t call this a definitive list – I’m prone to changing my mind and revising star ratings! I also haven’t ranked these – if I tried to do that it would have taken me all day – they’re in the order in which I read them.
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Trouble, by Non Pratt – I finally got around to reading the much-acclaimed Trouble and really enjoyed it, but not as much as Remix, which appears later on my list.
The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson – it took me a while to get into this one but by the end I felt like I was the narrator, which is the number one sign of a good book.
Artemis Fowl and The Opal Deception, by Eoin Colfer – SUCH PERIL. SO PLOT. VERY AHHHH! My favourite Artemis Fowl book so far apart from the first.
The Bookshop Book, by Jen Campbell – I want to use this as a travel guide for the rest of my life.
Elizabeth is Missing, by Emma Healey – I had a few mixed feelings about this but it was well-written and I enjoyed it.
Remix, by Non Pratt – friendship, festivals, and whimsical vests, wonderful.
Wintersmith, by Terry Pratchett – I’m still thinking about the witches and I read this in May.
Being Emily, by Rachel Gold – quick, easy to read trans coming-out story, with some unusual elements.
I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson – I didn’t love this as much as The Sky is Everywhere, it took me even longer to get into it but it was still a memorable, powerful read in the end.
How to Be Bad, by E Lockhart, Lauren Myracle, and Sarah Mlynowski – friendship and life troubles on a three-day road trip. Now I have read all of E Lockhart’s books! Wayhey!