April 2017: Big Books
I find that big books are often the ones I enjoy the most, and yet I found it difficult to talk about a great list of books here. I guess I just need to read some more big books!
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
Paperback: 823 pages
This is my favourite novel in The Lunar Chronicles, while the last book is over 8oo pages and the third book is just over 500 pages. The first two books in this series are pretty meh but as the group really gets to know each other in the third book and the plot starts to really pick up. This is an enjoyable and re-readable sci-fi series.
My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies #1) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows
Hardcover: 491 pages
I loved this book. It may be long but I managed to read it over a weekend. It’s hilarious and puts a fantastic twist on history. There’s no insta love and the main character, Jane is a massive book-nerd. She is completely relatable, she always has a book with her and prefers reading over interaction with humans.
Also, I must reiterate how amazing the humour in this book is, every page will have you laughing.
The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Paperback: 647 pages
This was probably my favourite book of 2016. I really enjoyed it and fell in love with the world and Brandon Sanderson’s writing on the first page. This trilog is something new – the magic system is brilliant and the characters are all entirely different, yet they seem to form #squad goals. I love this series and the fact that not too many people have actually read it hurts me.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling
Hardcover: 766 pages
Whenever someone asks me which book is my favourite I can never give them an answer – all of them is the only answer I could ever supply. But in my ever-changing top 3 HP this is definitely up there. I love this book, it’s long, it’s magical and it’s dark. It’s everything a Potterhead could ever need.