Monday, 15 January 2018

Favourite Books of 2017



As promised, here are my favourite books which I got lost in, in 2017.

Nina is Not Ok by Shappi Korsandi - Nina is Not Ok is one of the most intense YA fiction novels I ever have read. Nina has a drinking problem at just 17/18 and as the story unravels you see Nina deal with this, and how her relationships with her friends and sex change throughout.

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert - Big Magic is a book about living a creative life. It gives you tips on how to embrace your creativity and talks about what creativity is. and how leading a creative life change your life.  I wrote a post about it here.

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero - This self-help style book covers everything, from taking a leap of faith to follow your dreams, the law of attraction and, to how to manage money. Honesty, after I read it I felt like the biggest badass in the best way. The writer's tone in this book is very relatable, she's very inspiring in what feels like an accidental way.

Becoming by Laura Jane Williams - This memoir begins after when Laura split with her long-term boyfriend who she ultimately thoughts she was going to marry. She finds herself feeling lost and sleeping around. Having emotionless sex, feeling powerful because she can 'have sex like a man', she travels and then vows to stay celibate for a year while she finds herself. This book is so well written.

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne - The Secret is a book on the Law of attraction. Although I take what it says with a pinch of salt, I do believe in the law of attraction, the idea that like attracts like and the universe gives back to you what you give to it. The Secret explains how the law of attraction works and gives examples throughout. Reading this put me into a very positive mindset, and I found myself wanting to test the law of attraction.

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard - This young adult fiction is about a girl called Steffi who is mute due to severe anxiety She meets Rhys who is deaf and they bond as they both speak British sign language. This is just a really lovely story about how they fall in love when both dealing with their own issues. I wrote a full review of it here.

Ice Cream for Breakfast by Laura Jane Williams - Yes another one by Laura Jane Williams. When Laura published her first book, her dreams had come true and as a result of this she became depressed, anxious and suffered from major burn out. So, to take a break from writing she found herself nannying. This memoir is about the things you can learn from children. I found myself taking a lot away from this book, it's full of wisdom.

Almost Adult by Arden Rose - Almost adulting is Arden guide to being in your early 20s when you're not really an adult but definitely not a child. That confusing in-between stage where I seem to live. It's so relatable and Arden's voice really shines through. I wrote a full review of it here.


I did a full video talking through all of my favourites if fancy watching me natter on about these books, here it is:


 Have you read any of these? Did you love them as much as me?


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