Don’t know if I’ve mentioned this buuut I’ve just finished education!!! I am now to encounter the perils of real employment, paying bills and being forced to wake up during this strange thing known as the morning. Gross.
With my student card expiring at the end of the month, although I’m hoping no-one will notice, here are the 10 books I enjoyed most during the last three years. A slight variations on this weeks Top Ten Tuesday from That Artsy Reader Girl, all about books I’ve enjoyed this half year.
And don’t worry, I’m not going to talk about those really expensive course books I’ve been made to buy, probably written by the lecturer who’s running the course, and definitely not the page turner they would have you believe it is. These are the fun books that I totally didn’t read when I should have been focussing slightly more on my work…
1. A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
My favourite book I read at university by far! I remember racing through this 500 page, tiny printed novel in my January exam week of second year. Slightly detrimental to my exams, but I definitely have no regrets.
Do I bang on about these novels a bit too much? Because I thought they were brilliant. I’m a sucker for that rebellion ok! I will resist putting Traitor on this list as well as Rebel, since I am already struggling for space!
3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This novel. I can’t even. It was so important, brilliantly written, great plot. Can I have three books at number one? Is that allowed?
4. The Raven Boys by Maggie Steivfater
Because spoilt rich kids, dead Welsh kings and smooth talking political seventeen year olds was just what my second year at university needed.
Did I actually enjoy a classic??! What is this?? I just really enjoyed how this book portrayed women and relationships, it was a little hard to read but not at all what I was expecting!
6. Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
I was watching Thor (the movie, not the fictional god) on TV last night and all I could think was how Thor enjoys watching TV with his two talking goat friends.
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ok, I think I need to lie down, how are two classics on this list?? I really enjoyed this book and it has a really cracking movie adaption.
8. How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
An interesting premise and action packed book. I’m a big fan
9. The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancy
A bit of a first year throwback but I remember really enjoying this book back in my small, first year halls room. When dystopian novel was all I read and I didn’t quite know how to cook pasta yet… I had so much to learn back then…
A bit Marmite but I really enjoyed it. It was the first fairy tale-esque story I’ve ever read and I’m a fan.
So there we go- the books I’ve enjoyed most these last three years. What book did you enjoy most from the last three years? Have a favourite novel you read this year? Would love to read your TTT if wrote one so feel free to drop it in the comments!!