My Goodreads ‘Favourite’ Shelf (Part 2)

My Goodreads'Favourite'ShelfLast month I talked about 10 of the 20 books on my ‘favourite’ shelf on Goodreads. Today I wanted to share the rest of the books! In a surprising development, I actually read two books in August that I felt deserved to be on the shelf, so I am going to share them with you as well!

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald– I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did.  It was sadder than I had anticipated and it affected me in a lot of ways.  It is also beautifully written and so atmospheric. It is such a quotable book as well, and I love that!

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline– This book will always be special for me.  It is the only book that my brother and I read at the same time, and it became an instant favourite for both of us.  We have been looking forward to the movies for years now and I hope it lives up to my expectations!

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The Immortal Rules/The entire Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa– I feel like this is an underrated series, and that many people just write it off because it is about vampires. It is such a dark and unique story, and I have such a connection to the characters.

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak– As readers of my blog now know, I love WWII fiction, and The Book Thief might be my favourite of the genre.  If I think about it too much it just breaks my heart. The movie is also excellent.

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel– I have talked about this so many times but I think this book is so beautiful.  It has one of the best endings that I have ever read.  It is very ambiguous and it is up to the reader to decide for themselves what they believed happened.

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Cannery Row by John Steinbeck– Ah my favourite book of all time.  I talk about this book so much that I will just spare you from having to read about me gushing about it again.

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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue– Atmospheric and truly unique.  Emma Donoghue is a brilliant writer. It is slow paced and character-driven, and I have come to realize that those are the type of books that appeal to me the most.

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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk– I just read this book for the first time this year, and I have never seen the movie. I don’t know how this is possible but I have never been spoiled for the ending so I was completely surprised, and I loved it! I need to read everything that Chuck Palahniuk has ever written.

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Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel– This is the series that I have to thank for introducing me the SciFi! It is uniquely told and truly engaging. I think I might have liked the second book, Waking Gods, even more. I can not wait for the next book!

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid– Evelyn Hugo is one of my favourite characters ever! She is flawed and selfish, but she recognizes her faults.  I loved reading about her life story, and it felt like I was actually reading about a real person.

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I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson– I can not say that Jandy Nelson is one of my favourite authors.  What she does with words is truly magical! Her characters seem so real that I don’t think I have ever been so invested in a fictional character’s life before.

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman– Ove is just the best! I love him! This is such a heartwarming and charming story.  It had me laughing through tears, which is definitely a first!

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That is it! All of my favourite books! I would love if you sent me a friend request on goodreads! I love seeing what other people are reading.  Have you read any of my favourites? What did you think?

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25 thoughts on “My Goodreads ‘Favourite’ Shelf (Part 2)

  1. The only book on your list that I’ve read is The Great Gatsby (which I agree is amazing). I really want to read the Book Thief though… it’s been on my TBR for so long and I need to just get a copy and read it already!!!

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  2. That is a lovely list of favorite books. I think I’m due to rearrange my Goodreads favorite list very soon. I’ve been reading some amazing books the past couple years.

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  3. Oh this is such a lovely list here, Kristin! I LOVE I’ll Give You The Sun, it is one of my favorite books ever just as well. Jandy Nelson is such a talented writer, I fell in love with her words and characters with this book. Did you read The Sky is Everywhere as well? This book just BROKE my heart ahah, but I loved it! 🙂

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