my five favourite books 2016| Book chatter.

Hi,everyone! So it’s the end of 2016 so I’ve decided to write Top 5  books that I’ve read this year that I highly recommend. This year, I’ve done really well at keeping top of Goodreads and making sure to always tell you guys what I’m reading (which you can always see on the side of my blog or if you follow me on Goodreads).

*by the way, this isn’t sponsored by Goodreads. I just really love the app*

Keys and I always fangirl over our favorite books while we are meant to be revising Spanish verbs so you don’t know how happy I am to talk about books for hours. So grab a cup of tea and let’s have a chat about books πŸ™‚

I’m not a big fan on biographies but I really found ‘Beautiful Ever After‘ by Katie Piper the most inspirational book this year. Katie Piper is a survivor of rape and acid attack from her ex boyfriend. When her life was at the most difficult, she never thought she would be able to get into the position she is in today. She still suffers from anxiety and is still undergoing surgery (I think). I feel like her book really helped me look at my anxiety which may not be on the same level as hers but made me feel a little bit better. Katie Piper should be a role model for all teenage girls instead of Kylie Jenner. This book was surprisingly very emotional and had a whole interesting journey in it.  You just need to read this book;it makes you have a different view on looks and maybe, even help you cope with your own anxiety.

I don’t follow series of books anymore as I normally get a bit bored of them but the 5th Wave is a series that I’m definitely going to carry on next year. Accidently, I picked to read ‘The 5th Wave‘ by Rick Yancey which is the first book of the series (I didn’t know at the time). However, when I finished this book, I was very happy that it was part of a series. It is a fictional book about a ‘kinda’ apocalypse but has a lot of mystery to it and a bit of a love story. I can’t really describe what this book is about as you kind of learn it during reading which I feel is the best kind of book. The ending of this book was very very good and took me by surprise. I feel like if you like Maze Runner and the Hunger Games then you’ll love this more than them by far.

The most surprising book this year is We are Liars by E.Lockhart which has a ton lots of mystery to it and well, I feel like it’s a perfect summers read. I did a little book review in April about it in further detail but I made sure not to spoil anything.

I cannot tell you how emotional this book made me. All the Bright Places is the most real and well, realistic but heart breaking book which I feel like every teenager needs to read;especially to learn about depression and losing someone. It’s not a love story, it’s the story of how two humans can become so distant but close in similarity. I can’t tell you how bloody good this book was but in my opinion,  The Fault in our Stars looks crap compared to this.

I would also recommend Gone Girl where a man’s wife goes missing and the whole nation gets involved in finding her, he finds himself in trouble basically. This was a very very good mystery book and really does bring a new character to a book which I have never read in a novel before. I can tell this book is going is going to be a classic.

So that’s the end of my list but you can always add me on Goodreads to see what books I read in 2016 and so on. I hope you have a good start to the New Year and I’ll speak to you guys soon! πŸ™‚

Hideaway Girl xxx





  1. lissndani

    Oh my gosh I absolutely loved We Were Liars and All The Bright Places. They were so well written and very emotional and I can’t even begin to describe how they made me feel in the days after I finished them.

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  2. Ash

    I LOVE All The Bright Places SO MUCH!!! It’s written so brilliantly and ahh I could go on about t foreverπŸ˜‚ Have you read Holding Up The Universe? It’s also by Jennifer NivenπŸ™‚ Also, We Were Liars is amazing too x

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      1. Rev

        Ahahaha I just commented recommending holding up the universe!! I started reading it yday and I’m already half way through! It’s so good and Jack is my favourite person ever!

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  3. LyfWithEm

    The Fifth Wave, We Were Liars and All the Bright Places are some of my favourite books! Rick Yancey is one of my favourite authors after reading his book! Have you seen the movie? It’s quite good, but I do feel it could have been done better to do the book more justice. I loved We Were Liars too – it was just one of those books that’s so mindblowing!! I hope you’ve had a good start to 2017! πŸ˜€ xx

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  4. lifeofagirlundercover

    Heyy, i am a new blogger that has literally just made an blogπŸ˜‚ Ive been reading your blog for a while now and you are one of the reasons i created a blog in the first place. I have written my first blog post and i was wondering, if you have any time, you could read it and tell me what you think? it would mean so much, thank you x

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  5. GirlNamedPeggy

    Ive read a couple of those books and loved them. You should read ‘Holding Up The Universe’ by the same author as ‘all the bright places’ and both books were amazing. Ive also read “We were liars’ and ‘The 5th Wave.’ Defiantly some of my favs. X

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