Happy Saturday, everyone! Today is the first official instalment of my new Goodreads Bookshelf series! Inspired by Bella @ All Things Annabelle, every other week, I’ll be going through the different shelves I have on Goodreads, explaining what they mean, and some of the books on there. Today I’m going over my favourites shelf!
Again, this is fairly self-explanatory. These are some of my favourite books. They’re not all books I’ve rated five-stars, or books that are ~good~, but books that I reread all the time and enjoy. I have quite a few, so I’m going to do this in two posts. Part two will be up in a couple of weeks! But here are the first eight books on my favourites shelf.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: are we surprised? No. I love this book a lot and it will always be a favourite of mine.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng: again, is anyone surprised? No. Celeste Ng has some of my all-time favourite writing and, in my opinion, this book is far superior to Little Fires Everywhere, which I also gave five stars.
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis: I really really enjoyed this book when I read it, evidently. I think it’s one of the best YA books I’ve ever read, and is one of those books I think everyone should read. It’s so good and interesting and complex.
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: this is just one of the best-written books I’ve ever read in my life. Idk what it is about Nabokov’s writing but I just love it a lot. I also think this book and the rhetoric surrounding it is super interesting.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: not to be ~*~not like other girls~*~ but this is one of my favourite books ever
(obviously, that’s why it’s here). I wasn’t expecting to love this book as much as I did, but it was so good. I love what Plath says about being a woman, and as stereotypical as it is, I love “I am, I am, I am” and I love the bell jar metaphor. It’s just brilliant.
Every Day by David Levithan: listen. I know this book has issues. I get it. But I love it a lot, okay? It made me cry the first few times I read it. It was also one of the first books I recommended to my brother that he loved as much as me. Like, we had both read books that we both loved. But he didn’t often love my recommendations as much as I did. But he also loved this one. So #success
Good omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett: I’ve talked a lot about this book so I won’t say much more other than I love it.
So that’s the first half of my favourites shelf! Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Feel free to trash my faves, I won’t be offended. What are some of your favourites? Let me know!
Thanks for reading! xx