Hey guys, it’s Lois. I’m back with another Top 5 Wednesday. A week today I turn 20 and I am finally getting excited for my birthday and some time off work!
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly challenge, find the Goodreads group here. This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is books I’ve read thanks to blogging.
1. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
“What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?
Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.”
If it wasn’t for starting my blog I would never have picked up this book series. I am not a big fan of when books have pictures of people on the covers. I know that is a complete judge of a book but it really puts me off. So, after blogging and hearing nothing but good things about this book I listened to the audiobook of the first two instalments. Then I read the last book in the series and I am so glad I read them. It is easily one of my favourite book series.
2. The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
“Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend’s boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora’s fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life.”
I would never have picked this book up if it wasn’t for blogging. I never saw this book in my bookstore before I began reading it. A lot of people were talking about this book and I actually received an ARC via Netgalley and read it immediately. This book is spectacular and is now a part of Zoella’s bookclub at WHSmiths. Find my review here.
3. Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik
“Things Chloe knew: Her sister, Ivy, was lonely. Ethan was a perfect match. Ethan’s brother, David, was an arrogant jerk.
Things Chloe should have known: Setups are complicated. Ivy can make her own decisions. David may be the only person who really gets Chloe.
Meet Chloe Mitchell, a popular Los Angeles girl who’s decided that her older sister, Ivy, who’s on the autism spectrum, could use a boyfriend. Chloe already has someone in mind: Ethan Fields, a sweet, movie-obsessed boy from Ivy’s special needs class.”
This is another book I found on Netgalley. I have never seen this book in a bookstore. I was so lucky to have just spotted this when I was browsing Netgalley. This is a beautifully written book that deal with a character with autism. I haven’t read a book as true to people with autism as this book. I really recommend this book to everyone. Find my review here.
4. Countless by Karen Gregory
“When Hedda discovers she is pregnant, she doesn’t believe she could ever look after a baby. The numbers just don’t add up. She is young, and still in the grip of an eating disorder that controls every aspect of how she goes about her daily life. She’s even given her eating disorder a name – Nia. But as the days tick by, Hedda comes to a decision: she and Nia will call a truce, just until the baby is born. 17 weeks, 119 days, 357 meals. She can do it, if she takes it one day at a time … “
This is another book I found whilst browsing Netgalley. I think that I would have eventually picked up a copy of this book from my local bookstore as seen as they had copies of it. This book is so heart-breaking and real. I am so glad I found this book a little earlier thanks to Netgalley. Find my review here.
5. Super Awkward by Beth Garrod
“I, Bella Fisher, am absolutely WINNING at FAILING at life.
1. I once got my tongue stuck to a box of Calippos in a supermarket.
2. I accidentally called my geography teacher Mum. Twice. He wasn’t impressed.
3. I’m a geek. And not in a geek-chic kind of way, but in a secretly-caring-about-failing-maths-and-science way.
4. I always fail maths and science.
So it figures that when I meet the FITTEST BOY IN THE WORLD, Zac, I’m doing solo star jumps. While dressed as a cereal box. “
I think I would have evetually given this book a read but thanks to blogging it was bumped right up my TBR. Thanks to an amazing opportunity I had in August this year I was able to interview the author of this book Beth Garrod. This book is hilarious and such a quick read. Perfect to get you out of a horrible reading slump. Find my review here.
There you have it, this weeks Top 5 Wednesday, books I’ve read thanks to blogging. What books have you read thanks to blogging? Don’t forget to comment below your T5W links so I can give them a read!
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Until next time,