Hi all my Bookworms!
My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.
How are you all?
Last week we did a walk through of some of my favourite genres and which books had won the Goodreads Choice Award last year. We cover five topics: fiction, romance, middle grade, young adult fantasy and sci-fi, and debut novel. I talked about which I’ve read and which I need to add to my TBR and which I don’t think are for me.
If you want to read what I wrote last week, you can find it here.
This week we have four more topics.
I hope you enjoy!
Best Historical Fiction
1st Place: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Ried
I will start by saying that I haven’t read this. But I am asking myself why I haven’t read it. I have almost picked it up soooo many times in Waterstones (obviously pre-lockdown). I wanted to read it so much … But I haven’t. And I will.
2nd Place: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
I want to be honest and say when I planned this post I said that I probably wouldn’t read this book. It wouldn’t be my usual type of fiction, but with recent events I’ve re-read the blurb and I’ve looked at it in a new light. I think that this book would be really educational and eye opening and should have been an instant addition to my TBR.
3rd Place: The Huntress by Kate Quinn
This book looks right up my street. It looks so interesting! I really want to read this. I hadn’t even heard of it till I was planning for this list. I am so glad I am doing this if it’s even only for one book.
Best Graphic Novel
1st Place: Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
I haven’t read this book but I’ve heard mixed things about Rainbow Rowell’s work so I will approach this work with caution. On the other hand I am trying to devour as many graphic novels as I can get my hands on since I read Heartstopper. It may have changed my life.
2nd Place: Hearstopper Vol 2 by Alice Oseman
As I said for Pumkinheads, I am trying to devour all graphic novels at the moment and I have completed my collection of Heartstopper and read them all, although I had read them all before I bought them because I had read them on tapas. This is the one I would have voted for if I had been voting for Graphic Novels last year.
3rd Place: Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and Renee Nault
I’m not sure that this would be something that I would read, especially since I’m not sure I would read the book.
Also, I’m not sure about this thing of taking a novel and turning it into a graphic novel. I haven’t read any of them but to me, it just seems like a way of making more money from your story.
Am I wrong?
1st Place: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
I have only read my first Bardugo novel earlier this year and I am in love with her writing. The simple answer to whether I will read Ninth House … of course I will.
2nd Place: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
I don’t know if I want to read this. The premise looks really good, but the number of other bloggers that I’ve seen who’ve read this have complained about it a lot and said that it’s really slow going. I may at some point read this, but I don’t think I’ll rush to it.
3rd Place: Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin
I’ll be honest, I haven’t read any Martin books. I own all of the Game of Thrones books, but I haven’t read them yet. They are all soooo huge and there are so many of them. I would have to be really determined to read them all. Really, really determined. Until I’ve read them I don’t think I’ll be attempting anything else by him.
Best Young Adult Fiction
1st Place: Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis
I loved reading this book, and I can’t wait to see what these author’s have got planned for their next book which comes out in September.
2nd Place: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
This is one of those books that I have had on my TBR for a long time and that I have needed to buy and read, but for some reason whenever I log onto Waterstones to load up on books I always seem to forget about it.
3rd Place: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
I’ve heard a few things about this book, but it never really appeared on my radar until I was looking at this list, but now I can’t stop thinking about it. This may be my next purchase.