Friday, 12 January 2018

4 books to read in 2018

Reading is one of my favourite things to do to relax. I read some really great books last year, but there were four that really stood out for me, and I just had to share these on my blog. If you're looking for something new to read, I'd highly recommend picking up one of these books this year to get stuck into!

The Power - Naomi Alderman 

The Power was a great read, and something different. I really like to read books that are about the world as it is with a huge difference (if that makes sense - books like the Hunger Games!) and The Power ticks that box. What would happen in a world if women were the ones with the power? This book is very thought-provoking!

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

Starr witnesses her best friend being fatally shot by a police officer, and this a story of how the people around her react. She lives two lives as such, swapping between her persona in the poor neighbourhood she lives in and the upper class school she attends with her siblings. This is such a topical book, and whilst upsetting, it's a very good read! I really liked Starr as a character as well, which makes all the difference when you're reading a book.

The Story of a Secret State - Jan Karski

Jan Karski was a member of the Polish underground state during world war two. This book tells his story, and the story of so many others, and it was so interesting. I learnt so much when I read this book, and sadly it sheds light on a few harsh realities about the second world war. Whilst it's a hard-hitting read, you should definitely give this book a go in 2018!

Homecoming - Yaa Gyasi

I loved this book, it is easily in my top four books of 2017. Whilst it was heartbreaking at times, it was beautiful alongside that as you read about each character and their story. It was so different to anything I've read before but it really drew me in, and touched on some incredible sensitive but important issues in such a stunning way.

All four of these books were incredible, and touched on some subjects that I think are so important to be discussing today.  After finishing each of these books, I couldn't help but think that they should all be read in schools. Perhaps reading one of these books would introduce a serious subject to someone who hadn't even considered it, or help a student learn more about a subject they were already beginning to consider.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?


  1. The Power has been on my list for ages! Must read it soon! x

    1. It's such a good read! I loved the style of the book, and it was so thought provoking xx

  2. Homegoing is currently on my to read list and I cannot wait to read it. The Power sounds very interesting as well so thank you for recommending it! xx
    Coco Bella Blog

    1. I really enjoyed it, definitely worth a read. It was great! Hope you enjoy them both as much as I did xx

  3. Such a lovely post and it's nice to see people sharing actual books rather than things they read on Kindle or online - love it! There's a few books I've read and always keep going back to so need to check out some others! :)

    Layla x

    1. Whilst I do have a kindle (and love it!) books are my favourite! Hope you enjoy these if you read them xx


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