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April’s Top 10 Books of 2016

Hi all! This is April (as the title suggests) with my list of Top 10 Books I read in 2016. Not all of these books have necessarily been released this year, I have just read them this year, and also they’re not in any particular order on which I like the most/least.

(Also I’m very sorry about some of the pictures being so much bigger than the others, but I couldn’t find any others that weren’t completely tiny)

Am I Normal Yet – Holly Bourne – Am I Normal Yet is about a girl with OCD and how she deals with it. I honestly love this book so much, I would definitely recommend giving it a read (although it is aimed towards older readers). It has certainly opened my eyes a lot 51rof09we3l-_sx326_bo1204203200_
22533460 The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting – Holly Bourne – By the same author as Am I Normal Yet, this is about a girl who is socially excluded from society, but decides to get in with the ‘cool’ gang and blog about it at the same time. Although, again, it does have more adult/mature themes within it I love this book so much
I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Various authors – This book is a collection of short stories, each about 1 chapter long, by 14 different authors, with the theme of going home. Although they are all very different stories they fit together very nicely. As well as being a really good book, it’s been published by a charity called Crisis which raise money for homeless people, and some of the money from each purchase goes towards that cause, so it’s a really great book in general, although it was rather annoying at times that it was only a chapter long (I wanted more!) 51sm4y4roxl-sx316
18189251 All The Truth That’s In Me – Julie Berry – I read this book while I was on holiday, and even though I was on holiday doing exciting things with my family I could not put this book down. It’s about a girl who was kidnapped but returns to her village with her tongue cut out so she can’t speak of what happened, but the villagers seem to be far from happy to have her back. I love it so much! Again this book does have mature themes, but if you are an older reader I would definitely recommend this book!
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child – JK Rowling – I feel as though this doesn’t need any explanation? I am a massive Harry Potter fan, and although this is quite different to what I was expecting and there are certain aspects I don’t agree with, I love this book so much and I’m so glad that it was brought out. I know that some people don’t like it because of the script format, but personally I’m fine with that and it is definitely one of my favourite books of the year. md19901296172
61t67xhl2cl-_sx321_bo1204203200_ The Perks Of Being A Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky – I only read this book very recently, but it’s one of the best I’ve read this year. It’s the story of a teenager called Charlie who doesn’t really know much about growing up. Perhaps rather obviously it does have more mature themes as it’s about growing up and becoming a teenager. It’s very funny at times and sad at others, but in general it’s a very good book and, like the rest of the books on this list, I would definitely recommend giving it a read!
Flawed – Cecelia Ahern – Alice got me to read this book recently, and honestly it is so amazing! Cecelia Ahern has written a ton of books before but this is her first young adult/teenage novel, and she did it so well. It’s about a girl who lives in a world where everyone is expected to be perfect, or they will be punished. And I loved it! I can’t wait for the sequel to come out in March, I am so excited to find out what happens next (as, yes, it does end on a cliffhanger!) flawed
 img_0299 Lady Midnight  – Cassandra Clare – I would just like to start of by saying that anyone who liked the Mortal Instruments or the Infernal Devices will definitely like it, although I feel you have to have read the Mortal Instruments to properly understand it (as it has the same characters + a few more). It’s been ageeeees since I read it so I can’t remember much of the plot, but I did love reading it and it certainly lived up to my expectations.
The Fate Of Ten – Pittacus Lore – This is the 7th book in the I Am Number 4 series by Pittacus Lore, and it was a very good ending to it. I can’t say much what it’s about as it will ruin the previous six books, but basically the whole series is focussed around a boy called John Smith who is an alien. It sounds a bit cliché, but it’s not, and it certainly kept be hooked throughout the series being released! the-fate-of-ten-by-pittacus-lore
1370209 The Witch Trade – Michael Molloy – This is a book for younger readers, but it is one of my favourite books of all time. It is the only book I regularly re-read, but I haven’t read it in a couple of years so I decided to read it again this year. The book is about a couple of children called Abby and Spike, who are the only children in their village, and the adventures they get up to when a stranger moves into the old lighthouse. Honestly, it doesn’t matter your age, everyone can and should read this book. Although it has its sad moments it’s generally a very joyous and feel-good book with a nice message and happy ending.

Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of my favourite books I read in 2016, and that you all have a happy 2017!

~ April


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