Wednesday, 17 December 2014

5 Star reads of 2014

Over the course of the last year I have read some amazing books which I have rated 5 stars

This little post is here just to highlight those books I adored, can't wait to reread and would recommend to any and everyone to buy and read themselves.

Read in January

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson

Why I loved it:
It is a spin off from Paige's Johnny Be Good series which I adored and just an awesome read in its own right. Just fab.

Read in February

The Worst Girlfriend in the World by Sarra Manning


Why I loved it:
I adore Sarra Manning. I adore her books. This one was just as awesome as her previous.

Girl with a white dog by Anne Booth


Why I loved it:
It is so inclusive and had such a diverse range of characters who were so well done. I loved the moral of the story and how it was done and just want to buy it for everyone.

Hi so much by Laura Dockrill


 Why I loved it:
More Darcy being wonderful. I love this series entirely.

The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle

Why I loved it:
The main character is just so so well done. I loved following his story and I loved the emotional punch this book packs whilst still being funny and clever.

A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

Why I loved it
Another author I adore. I find she writes teenagers really well and I love how she just gets them. Probably because she is very young herself. Yay for young authors.

Read in March

A Kiss in the Dark by Cat Clarke

Why I loved it
This book really spoke to me in the way it deals with sexuality and the idea of not labelling relationships and people just falling in love with individuals regardless of sex. It was heartbreaking and so cleverly done.

Trouble by Non Pratt



Why I loved it:
There is no secret that I adore Non Pratt entirely and therefore I always was going to adore her book. Trouble is wonderful and I loved every page.

Say her name by James Dawson


Why I loved it
I love James Dawson's books. I probably wouldn't have picked this title up had his name not been on the front but because it was him I did. It is so so so creepy and so well done.

Read in April 

Starring Kitty by Keris Stainton




Why I loved it
It is just a beautiful coming of age story and just a perfect read for me. I adored every page.

Weirdos vs Bumskulls


Why I loved it
It is just so so so funny. It is a sequel and I'd highly recommend both

Read in May

Murder most unladylike by Robin Stevens

Why I loved it
My inner Enid Blyton reading child was thoroughly overjoyed by this book. It is wonderful.


 Blue by Lisa Glass



Why I loved it
Hot surfer boys. Cornwall. Enough said.

Read in June

This Book is Gay by James Dawson

Why I loved it
So needed title in schools everywhere. It is so informative and nonjudgmental.

Cakes in Space by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

 Why I loved it
This book is just so much fun and took me completely by surprise

Unstoppable by Liz Bankes


Why I loved it
Another title in a series I adore. Clever, funny and sexy with real heart.

Read in July

Sorry about me by Laura Dockrill

Why I loved it
Another Darcy Burdock instalment and we all know I love Darcy

Read in August

Solitaire by Alice Oseman

Why I loved it
Another example of a young author getting it so right. Just awesome

Isla and the happily ever after
Why I loved it
I felt like I waited an age for this title. It was worth it because it was perfect in every way.

Violet and the Pearl of the Orient


Why I loved it.
Again it appealed to Enid Blyton reading inner child. Loved it.

Read in September

The Art of being normal by Lisa Williamson



Why I loved it
As you can see from the blank space below this book has ruined me reading wise for the rest of the year. Everything I have read since hasn't come close and it is possibly why I am in a bit of a reading slump because it is just so good. I won't say much because it isn't out until January but it is just perfect.

Read in October

Nothing 5 star

Read in November

Nothing 5 star

Read in December

Nothing 5 star


Here is a little video of my getting far too excited in my PJs about these titles what you can watch if you feel so inclined (I promise I am more excited than the thumbnail suggests)


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