I’m finally back with another Top 5 Wednesday. I cannot believe I haven’t been involved with Top 5 Wednesday for so long! I miss these posts so much!
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly challenge, find the Goodreads group here. This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is books I didn’t get to in 2017!
1. The Last Star by Rick Yancey
“They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.”
I have been meaning to read this book since it came out back in March of 2016. Alas I have never got round to even picking this book up let alone reading it. So, to conquer this and finally finish a series I have been meaning to finish for 2 years, I have downloaded the audio book. I have really gotten into audio books recently so I hope I finally read this book in 2018!
2. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
“On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day. “
This is another book I bought on release day last year. I have been dying to pick it up and read it ever since. I just don’t seem to be in the right mood for it though. So, again to combat the issue of me not reading this in 2017 I have downloaded the audio book in preparation to read it this year!
3. All That She Can See by Carrie Hope Fletcher
“Feelings are part of life – feelings are life. If you take away what people feel, you take away anything meaningful. Wanting to diminish the evil in this world is a good cause, one I have fought for the majority of my life, but not like this . . .
Cherry has a hidden talent. She can see things other people can’t and she decided a long time ago to use this skill to help others. As far as the rest of the town is concerned she’s simply the kind-hearted young woman who runs the local bakery, but in private she uses her gift to add something special to her cakes so that after just one mouthful the townspeople start to feel better about their lives. They don’t know why they’re drawn to Cherry’s bakery – they just know that they’re safe there and that’s how Cherry likes it. She can help them in secret and no one will ever need to know the truth behind her gift.”
Carrie is one of my favourite authors at the minute. I have read her first novel multiple times now because of how much I love it. I will get round to reading this book this year I am promising myself right now. I might even download the audio book in April when it comes out and listen to that too.
4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
“Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.”
I have been meaning to read this book since I met Angie last year. She spoke about the book and what inspired her to write the story that she did. I was so interested in the story straight away and so many people loved this book last year. So, this year I plan on finally reading this book before the film adaptation is released.
5. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.”
This is another book I have been meaning to read for so long now. I was told that the audio book is narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda I knew that would be how I read this book. I am a huge fan of Hamilton and just love anything that Lin-Manual Miranda does. So, I have downloaded this audio book and plan on listening to it this year.
There you have it, this weeks Top 5 Wednesday, books I didn’t get to in 2017. What books did you not get to in 2017 but plan on reading in 2018? Don’t forget to comment below your T5W links so I can give them a read!
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Until next time,