Top Ten Books I Would Classify As My ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the past 3 years

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It's time for another Top Ten Tuesday! I have to admit I did have to think long and hard about this one, I do enjoy books immensely but I refuse to count a book as a favourite unless I think that I would happily reread it as soon as I had finished it, which can be quite difficult for me. But I have managed to pick my top ten! I do have a couple of other favourites that I wish I could mention but unfortunately I read them a very long time ago, check my goodreads (link by clicking on my currently reading) if you're interested! So without further ado, in no particular order, here are my all time favourite books from the past three years.


Room by Emma Donoghue - A story of a 5 year old boy named Jack who knows nothing beyond the single room he lives in with his mother, it is told from his point of view, I can't stress enough how amazing this book is. It's so incredibly different from anything I have ever read, it's so hard hitting and so interesting to read.

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang - A debut novel that is absolutely fantastic, this also has an incredibly unique perspective but this is not revealed until later on in the book, this revolves around the suicide of Liz Emerson, an incredibly popular girl, which I think is the thing that makes this book so unique. The writing is so beautiful and poetic. If you want to read more on my thoughts on this book click here

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma - My all time favourite book of 2014. Definitely not a book to read if you want something happy and jolly, it made me reevaluate everything, it made me question taboo's as if you didn't know, this book surrounds the topic of incest and in particular two siblings, but it's not as disgusting as it sounds, you genuinely start to route for them and hope that the two end up together which just shows how amazingly clever the writing is, be warned though the ending is diabolical. Click here if you want to read more on my thoughts.

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson - A book that was introduced to me by the lovely Ren and I am so glad that she told me this book existed, it contains a very sensitive topic but at the same time it's so raw, so real. It does not skip around the details, it does not hide anything that happens in the mind and life of someone suffering from anorexia, it is just amazingly written. Click here if you want to read more on my thoughts.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Gah, gah! This book, I was so reluctant to pick it up because of all the hype, I'm always scared of hype as I worry that there will be something I don't like that everyone else loves which has happened to me before *cough* Mortal Instruments *cough* but I am so glad I did. The writing is beautiful and it is set during world war two, and I am a lover of history, especially this time period as I studied it for both GCSE's and A-levels, FOUR WHOLE YEARS. This book is just needed in everyones life. Click here if you want to read more on my thoughts.

Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton - I am yet to write a review on this book and to be honest I think I am going to find it hard to do this book justice, I read it so incredibly quickly, you could say I DEVOURED this book. This is about a girl who does not speak, and hasn't for a very long time, but then Jasmine comes along and everything starts to change. I can't wait to gush to you all about how amazing this book is, it's so different to anything I have read before and deals with a lot of issues at once, I won't tell you which ones as it will spoil the book but.. YOU NEED IT.

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer - A book that I think is incredibly underhyped. I can't say anything about this book without spoiling it and in fact it would be better if you go into the book knowing nothing. So just trust me when I say that this is absolutely amazing and is worth taking a risk and if you think it might not be your type of book, you are wrong, read it! Click here if you want to read more on my thoughts.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - A book that I only read recently as I was again reluctant to read due to the massive hype surrounding it as well as the fact that it's a trilogy and I much prefer stand alones. But as soon as I heard that this book will mess with your head and you will have no idea whats real and what isn't... I had to read it, and I'm so glad I did. I can't wait to get onto the next book! Click here if you want to read more on my thoughts.

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson - I actually discovered Jon Ronson when I watched his TED talk on the psychopath test, which is the checklist created by Robert D. Hare that rates someone on 20 different personality traits in order to see whether or not they are a psychopath. There are several versions of this test online that you can take if you are interested in how psychopathic you are. But anyway, I decided to get this book and I absolutely loved it, I learnt so much about the checklist, about psychopaths and about many other aspects of mental health. I was so interested and so intrigued the whole way through and I was packed full of case studies and a billion questions that I now own the vast majority of Jon Ronson's books and get to meet him in a weeks time, I'm so excited. Review to come soon!

The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - A book that is so beautiful and poetic almost everyone knows one or two lines from it. I just loved this so much, and I can't tell you how much I did not expect the ending, how heartbreaking it was.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What are your all time favourite books from the past 3 years?

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6 comments

  1. Both Room and The Book Thief are in my massive TBR Pile and I should dig them out and read them sometime this year!! It seems like so many books, so little time!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-books-you-would-classify-as-all.html

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    1. Isn't that always the case? :P I do love both those books though, highly recommend!

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  2. Awesome list! The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is one of my favorite series ever. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is so good and I loved the movie! I hope you have a great week, I'm a new follower. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Thank you for the follow! :D I can't wait to read more mara dyer!

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  3. I love the Mara Dyer series too Becks, it's so underrated though isn't it. I loved how the series darkens as the series goes on, it's brilliant. I've got so many of these sitting on my bookshelf, but just can't seem to find the time or motivation to pick them up. Wallflower was a real miss for me though, I just don't understand why it was so hyped, was he autistic? I just don't think I understood the greater significance of that.

    Brilliant post Becks and sorry I haven't been by much, been landscaping my garden <3

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    1. Yes definitely, I've not seen it around as much as I thought I would, I've only read the first book so far, I can't wait to read more! And I don't think he was autistic? I think I'm just a sucker for poetic language and I liked the twist at the end!

      Thank you! and No problem! I hope your garden looks lovely :P

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