Welcome to the first ever ‘Top 3 Thursday’! There are so many weekly memes floating around out there that require way too much clutching at straws to fill in the bottom-end of a list, so I thought I would add to the fray and introduce a ‘Top 3’ style meme to peruse (or join) each Thursday.
Feel free to join in – I have put the next few weeks list topics up in my sidebar ♥
But without further ado, here are the top 3 books I recommend!
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
Despite the fact I only read it this year, this book has quickly moved on to my ‘Recommended’ list!
I love suggesting this book as I think it’s quick and easy enough that a non-reader would still enjoy it, while also dealing with pretty meaningful and interesting themes that most people can relate to in some way (so even those self-proclaimed ‘readers’ among us have come to love it).
Aside from Eleanor’s past traumas, the book also deals with ideas around loneliness and friendship in a pretty powerful way.
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
I don’t have a photo for this one because it’s currently at my Mum’s house after I recommended it to her 😉
While I probably wouldn’t suggest this one for a reluctant reader (almost purely due to its length), I adored this book.
The plot sucks you in and the dynamic between all the different characters is just so interesting to watch play out and have a roll-on affect to the plot. While it took a little while to get in to, once it had me hooked I could not put it down.
I’ve had more Donna Tartt on my TBR since reading this and while I haven’t yet gotten to some of them (oops), I have heard that The Secret History is a favourite for most people. Admittedly for me The Goldfinch didn’t quite measure up to this book, so maybe they’re right!
Read it and find out for yourself 😉
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
Pros: YA genre so it’s easy to read but also deals with some pretty powerful themes of racism so you won’t really think you’re reading a YA book. With an incredibly interesting plot with very well-written (and sometimes confronting) scenes, Angie Thomas has knocked her debut novel outta the park!
Cons: If you haven’t already, you’re really gonna start to feel your white privilege while reading this*.
Feel free to click this underlined text and be whisked away to my full review of this book.
*this is not actually a con, please don’t @ me 😛
Ironically this is probably one list I could add more than 3 books to BUT HEY, maybe I’ll revisit it at some point in the future.
What are your Top 3 Books you recommend people? Throw them in the comments and let me know!