Top 6 Books: Books You Won't Want To Put Down

Top 6 Books: Books You Won't Want To Put Down

If you’re a reader or you have a goal to read more books; I have some recommendations for you. 2018 wasn’t my best reading year, but I did read some incredible books. I closed out the year reading 38 books. I’ve always been a reader, I was a former book blogger and to this day I still see myself in Rory Gilmore and her love of books. For 2019, I hope to read more and share some of these books with you. There is something so satisfying about a pile of books waiting to be read and the possible journeys that they will bring you on.

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier (Amazon Purchase)

I devoured this book, couldn’t put it down and rated it 5 stars. A story of three best friends, one goes missing, one thought she got away with murder and one who is now a detective. As teenagers, the most popular girl in school went missing, no one suspected her best friend. 14 years later, her body is uncovered and the truth starts to come out. Georgia killed her best friend alongside her then-boyfriend Calvin. Calvin fourteen years later is a serial killer and Kaiser is a detective trying to piece together what happened when they were teens.

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (Amazon Purchase)

The Marrow Thieves is a young adult book I wish was around when I was a teen. It’s a book, I’m happy indigenous youth can read today. In a futuristic world, global warming has altered earth and people have lost the ability to dream. This has led to madness. The indigenous people have maintained their dreams and their marrow can cure the rest of the world. As a result, they’re hunted, and they’re nothing but a commodity.  The reason why I loved this book so much, is because it makes you think. For so many generations, Native Americans have been an afterthought in government. This book can give our youth something they can relate with and will make non-natives think.

Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez (Amazon Purchase)

Scarborough is considered a lower-income culturally diverse city in Toronto, Ontario; the setting for this debut novel. There’s a multitude of characters and their struggles are heard through various narrations. We see many children who attend the school’s literacy program, their parents as well as other characters. The program director is struggling with bureaucracy and the constant fight for these types of programs. You really see the day to day lives of these characters and their circumstances living in poverty. This was eye-opening and has stayed with me long after I finished the book.

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (Amazon Purchase)

If you haven’t read anything by Colleen Hoover- you need to change that. It Ends With Us instantly became a favourite book of mine. “Sometimes the one who loves you is the one who hurts you the most.” This story is heartbreaking, devastating, and thought-provoking. You think the easy answer is to leave in a domestic violent relationship, but this book will really play on your emotions. I think it’s best to go into this book not knowing much about it. When I finished this book, I was happy, I was sad, I was disappointed but I was also satisfied. Lily is an amazing character, you will be hooked on this book. When you’re done, you’ll feel like you left a best friend behind.

The Seven Husband’s of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Amazon Purchase)

This book has been on so many best of 2018 lists and there’s a reason for it. This was a book I wanted to just pause time and allow me to just sit and read. Taylor Jenkins Reid is one of my favourite authors, but this book still blew me away. Evelyn Hugo led a scandalous and glamorous life. As she grew older she has largely stayed away from the media, When she has no one left, she summons an unknown journalist named Monique to write her biography. Evelyn started out with very little money,  she came from nothing but her determination and drive led her to the top of Hollywood. Along the way, she had seven husbands and as each story unfolds, you’ll be glued to the pages.

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas (Amazon Purchase)

I don’t think you could have not heard about this book, but if you haven’t- you should read it. While this is a Young Adult read, it’s a great read. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality, this is an important read. So, if you don’t read Young Adult books- don’t brush this one aside. Starr Carter lives in two worlds, the poor neighbourhood she lives in and the fancy prep school that she attends. When Starrs witnesses the death of her childhood best friend at the hands of the police. Her world is forever changed. Khalil was unarmed and she can confirm it because she was sitting in the car with him when he was pulled over. Read this one.

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