Books Read in 2017/18

2017

So here are the books I've read so far this year. I find this useful to help me when making my top tens at various points in the year. You can search using the box on the right to find out what my thoughts were on each of these books.

January
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares-David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe-Benjamin Alire Saenz
Milkshakes and Heartbreaks At The Starlight Diner-Helen Cox
The Boy at the BBQ-Katey Lovell
The Boy on the Bus-Katey Lovell
The Boy with the Boxes-Katey Lovell
Mad Girl-Bryony Gordon
Secrets and Fries at the Starlight Diner-Helen Cox
This is What Happy Looks Like-Jennifer E Smith
The Sun is Also a Star-Nicola Yoon
Scrappy Little Nobody-Anna Kendrick
Girls Like me-Lol St Vil
Talking as Fast as I Can-Lauren Graham
The Chapel Wars-Lindsey Leavitt
Big Magic-Elizabeth Gilbert
The Art of Being Normal-Lisa Williamson
Buffering-Hannah Hart
The Perks of Being a Wallflower-Stephen Chbosky
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List-Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Bad Feminist-Roxane Gay
We Should All Be Feminists-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Twelve Dares of Dash and Lily-Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
The Boy With the Board-Katey Lovell
The Boy and the Bridesmaid-Katey Lovell
Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda-Becky Albertalli
Wishful Drinking-Carrie Fisher
The Princess Diarist-Carrie Fisher
Seven Ways we Lie-Riley Redgate
The Haters-Jesse Andrews
All the Bright Places-Jennifer Niven

February
My Not so Perfect Life-Sophie Kinsella
Dumplin'-Julie Murphy
Brief Encounter At The Picturehouse by The Sea-Holly Hepburn
Dead Simple (Quick Reads)-Harry Bingham et al
Make Em Laugh-Debbie Reynolds
Yes Please (re-read)-Amy Poehler
The Hope Family Calendar-Mike Gayle
The One The Got Away-Melissa Pimentel
The Troublesome Tiger-Tamsyn Murray

March
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett-Chelsea Sedoti
Forever Geek (Geek Girl 6)-Holly Smale
Secrets of a Happy Marriage-Cathy Kelly
Flying Lessons and Other Stories-Ellen Oh et al
Truly Madly Guilty-Liane Moriarty
The Queen of Wishful Thinking-Milly Johnson
Darcy Burdock: Sorry About Me-Laura Dockrill
The Escape-CL Taylor
This Love-Dani Atkins
Seriously I'm Kidding-Ellen Degenerous
Girl Walks into a Bar-Rachel Dratch
My Life on the Road-Gloria Steinem
Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me?-Mindy Kaling
Why Not Me?-Mindy Kaling
How Not to Fall in Love Actually-Catherine Benetto
The Mills and Boon Modern Girls Guide to Turning into Your Mother-Ada Adverse
All Grown Up-Jami Attenberg
Everything Everything-Nicola Yoon


April
Spring at Blueberry Bay-Holly Martin
Doing It!-Hannah Witton
Secrets of Ivy Garden-Katherine Ferguson
The House of New Beginnings-Lucy Diamond
Singing in The Rain at The Picture House by The Sea-Holly Hepburn
The State of Grace-Rachel Lucas
I Found You-Lisa Jewell
Onward-Howard Schultz
A Song For Tomorrow-Alice Peterson
Then. Now. Always.-Isabelle Broom
The Woman at Number 24-Juliet Ashton
The Hate U Give-Angie Thomas
Nasty Women-404 Ink
Hungry Heart-Jennifer Weiner
The Last Piece of My Heart-Paige Toon
Men Explain Things To Me-Rebecca Solnit
Binge-Tyler Oakley
Wing Jones-Katherine Webber
Difficult Women-Roxane Gay
Down Under-Bill Bryson
Girl Up-Laura Bates
I Know What I'm Doing-Jen Kirkman

May
Sweetbitter-Stephanie Danler
One Italian Summer-Keris Stainton
The Upside of Unrequited-Becky Albertalli
How to Make Out-Brianna Shrum
Falling Into Place-Amy Zhang
Every Last Word-Tamara Ireland Stone
I Woke Up Dead At The Mall-Judy Sheehan
Boys Don't Knit-TS Easton
Noteworthy-Riley Redgate
Asking For It-Louise O'Neill
Good in Bed-Jennifer Weiner
To All The Boys I've Loved Before-Jenny Han
PS I Still Love You-Jenny Han
Always and Forever Lara Jean-Jenny Han
We Are Okay-Nina LaCour
Year of Yes-Shonda Rhimes
The Cafe in Fir Tree Park-Katey Lovell
Queen of Hearts-Coleen Oakes
The Best of Adam Sharp-Graeme Simsion
The Fall of Butterflies-Andrea Portes
Lobsters-Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
When Dimple Met Rishi-Sandhya Menon
Jess, Chunk and the Road Trip to Infinity-Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Greatest Hits-Laura Barnett

June
The Singles Game-Lauren Weisberger
All The Good Things-Claire Fisher
Not Working-Lisa Owens
Dirty Dancing At The Picture House by The Sea-Holly Hepburn
Kill All Happie-Rachel Cohn
The Things We Thought We Knew-Mahsuda Snaith
The One With The White Wedding-Erin Lawless
The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight-Jennifer E Smith
Windfall-Jennifer E Smith
Girling Up-Mayim Bialik
The Summer of Impossible Things-Rowan Coleman
History Is All You Left Me-Adam Silvera
Let's Pretend This Never Happened-Jenny Lawson
Big Sexy Love-Kirsty Greenwood
Hot Mess-Lucy Vine
Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between-Jennifer E Smith
Summer at Buttercup Beach-Holly Martin

July
Alex and Eliza-Melissa De La Cruz
Touch-Courtney Maum
All The Light We Cannot See-Anthony Doerr
Hello Sunshine-Laura Dave
The Summer of Serendipity-Ali McNamara
Maybe In Another Life-Taylor Jenkins Reid
Together-Julie Cohen
Persuading Austen-Brigid Coady
The Bookseller-Cynthia Swanson
Then She Was Gone-Lisa Jewell
Grocery-Michael Ruhlman
I Heart Hollywood-Lindsey Kelk
Chasing The Sun-Katy Colins
The Selection-Kiera Cass
The Elite-Kiera Cass
The One-Kiera Cass
The Heir-Kiera Cass
The Crown-Kiera Cass
Into The Water-Paul Hawkins
How to Bawse-Lily Singh
I Heart Paris-Lindsey Kelk
Killer Affair-Rebecca Chance
Note to Self-Connor Franta
A Work in Progress-Connor Franta
There is no F*cking Secret-Kelly Osbourne
Some Like it Hot at The Picture House by The Sea-Holly Hepburn
Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud-Anne Helen Peterson
Hunger Makes me a Modern Girl-Carrie Brownstein

August
If You Could See Me Now-Keris Stainton
Tell Me Three Things-Julie Buxbaum
I Heart Vegas-Lindsey Kelk
The House of Secrets-Sarra Manning
What to Say Next-Julie Buxbaum
Kiss Carlo-Adriana Trigiani
I Heart London-Lindsey Kelk
Chase the Rainbow-Poorna Bell
The Chemist-Stephanie Meyer
Love and Gelato-Jenna Evans Welch
Ramona Blue-Julie Murphy
The Queen-Kiera Cass
I Heart Christmas-Lindsey Kelk
One of Us is Lying-Karen McManus
The Prince-Kiera Cass
When You Reach Me-Rebecca Stead
Boy Meets Boy-David Levithan
The Favourite-Kiera Cass
The Seven Rules of Elvira Carr-Francess Maynard
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine-Gail Honeymoon
Hunger-Roxanna Gay
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up-Marie Kondo
Zenn Diagram-Wendy Brant
Because You Love to Hate Me-Various
A New Model-Ashley Graham
The Guard-Kiera Cass
Seven Days of You-Cecilia Vinesse

September
Believe Me-Eddie Izzard
The Break-Marian Keyes
I Heart Forever-Lindsey Kelk
Keep You Safe-Melissa Hill
Christmas At Mistletoe Cove-Holly Martin
The Hygge Holiday-Rosie Blake
Millennial Problems-Rowan Dobson

October
Wilde Like Me-Louise Pentland
There's Someone Inside Your House-Stephanie Perkins
Shrill-Lindy West
Turtles All The Way Down-John Green
The Gender Games-Juno Dawson
Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at The Christmas Market-Heidi Swain
The Treatment-CL Taylor
A Guinea Pig Romeo and Juliet
Kindness-Jaime Thurston
The Little Book of Lykke-Meik Wiking
Joe and Clara's Christmas Countdown-Katey Lovell
Christmas in St Ives-Miranda Dickinson
How to Be Champion-Sarah Millican
Ginny Moon-Benjamin Ludwig
Miss You-Kate Eberlen
Sex Object-Jessica Valenti
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore-Matthew Sullivan
Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index-Julie Israel
Date With Malice-Julia Chapman
Mirror Mirror-Cara Delevigne with Rowan Coleman

November
Snowy Nights At Castle Court-Holly Hepburn
A Christmas Wedding-Paige Toon
No-One Ever Has Sex on Christmas Day-Tracy Bloom
Milk and Honey-Rupi Kaur
All That She Can See-Carrie Hope Fletcher
Freshers-Lucy Ivison and Tom Ellen
Elephant Emergency-Tamsyn Murray
Almost Midnight-Rainbow Rowell
Winter's Snow-Carrie Hope Fletcher
A Guinea Pig Nativity
Every Day-David Levithan
Another Day-David Levithan
Nevertheless-Alec Baldwin

December
All About Mia-Lisa Williamson
It Had to Be You-Keris Stainton
Some Kind of Wonderful-Giovanna Fletcher
Random Acts of Kindness Part 1-Victoria Walters
Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights-Carole Matthews
You Me Everything-Catherine Isaac
It Started With A Tweet-Anna Bell
The Littlest Bigfoot-Jennifer Weiner
They Both Die At The End-Adam Silvera

2018

So here are the books I've read so far this year. I find this useful to help me when making my top tens at various points in the year. You can search using the box on the right to find out what my thoughts were on each of these books. I've also linked them if you want to order a copy yourself!



January




February





March




April

Confessions of a Shopaholic-Sophie Kinsella (re-read)
Two Steps Forward-Graeme Simsion
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan-Sophie Kinsella
The Man I Think I Know-Mike Gayle
Puddin' - Julie Murphy
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society-Mary Ann Shaffer
The Exact Opposite of Okay-Laura Steven
Ottercombe Bay Part 4-Bella Osborne
I Have Lost My Way-Gayle Forman
Five Years from Now-Paige Toon
The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton-Anstey Harris
Six Foot Six-Kit De Waal
The Self-Care Project-Jayne Hardy
Clean Break-Tammy Cohen
Uncommon Type-Tom Hanks
The Image of You-Adele Parks



May

Starry Skies at Castle Court-Holly Hepburn
Leah on the Offbeat-Becky Albertalli
A Taxonomy of Love-Rachael Allen
Long Way Down-Jason Reynolds
My Box-Shaped Heart-Rachel Lucas
The Surface Breaks-Louise O'Neill
Where the Light Gets in-Lucy Dillon
Random Acts of Kindness Part 4-Victoria Walters
The Chaos of Standing Still-Jessica Brody
Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square-Heidi Swain
The Keeper of Lost Things-Ruth Hogan
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It-Lauren Graham
From Twinkle With Love-Sandhya Menon
Amy Cole Has Lost Her Mind-Elizabeth McGivern
Little Big Man-Katy Regan
Somewhere Beyond The Sea-Miranda Dickinson
How The Light Gets In-Clare Fisher



June

A Thousand Perfect Notes-C.G. Drews
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid-Bill Bryson
How Do you Like Me Now?-Holly Bourne
The Man Who Didn't Call (Ghosted)-Rosie Walsh
Bookshop Girl-Chloe Coles
Daisy's Vintage Cornish Campervan-Ali McNamara
Love and Luck-Jenna Evans Welch
Thirteen Reasons Why-Jay Asher
Final Draft-Riley Redgate
The Single Mums' Mansion-Janet Hogarth
Royals-Rachel Hawkins
Everless-Sara Holland
The Kissing Booth-Beth Reekles (re-read)
Brain on Fire-Susannah Cahalan
A Walk in The Woods-Bill Bryson
She Must be Mad-Charly Cox
Take Me With You-Andrea Gibson
For Everyone-Jason Reynolds
Make or Break-Catherine Bennetto



July

Why Mummy Drinks-Gill Simms
Watching You-Lisa Jewell
One in a Million-Lindsey Kelk
Sex and the City and Us-Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Why Mummy Swears-Gill Simms
When the Curtain Falls-Carrie-Hope Fletcher
My Lady Jane-Cynthia Hand
Campaign Widows-Aimee Agresti
Dear Martin-Nic Stone
When Life Gives You Lululemons (The Wives)-Lauren Weisberger
Stay Sweet-Siobhan Vivian
How to Be Famous-Caitlin Moran
The Rest of Me-Katie Marsh
While I Was Sleeping-Dani Atkins
Educated-Tara Westover
Hope Nation-Rose Brock
You're on a Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir-Parker Posey
The Wedding Date-Jasmine Guillory
The Secrets of Primrose Square-Claudia Carroll
The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl-Christina De Witte
The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things-Carolyn Mackler
The Universe is Expanding and So Am I-Carolyn Mackler
One Day-David Nicholls (re-read)



August

Spunky Little Monkey-Bill Martin Jr
Jeremy Draws a Monster-Peter McCarty
The Summer of Jordi Perez-Amy Spalding
Laura and Emma-Kate Greathead
My Year of Rest and Relaxation-Ottessa Moshfegh
Emergency Contact-Mary HK Choi
What if it's Us-Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
Fat Girl on a Plane-Kelly Devoss
The Intermission-Elyssa Friedland
The Book Ninja-Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus
Crazy Rich Asians-Kevin Kwan
The Bookshop-Penelope Fitzgerald
The Sea Witch-Sarah Henning
The Future of Us-Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
Save The Date-Morgan Matson
Bad Twins-Rebecca Chance
Editing Emma-Chloe Seager
Wilde About the Girl-Louise Pentland
One a Scale of One to Ten-Ceylan Scott
Wild Embers-Nikita Gill
My Plain Jane-Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
When Elephants Fly-Nancy Richardson Fischer
Sorority-Geneveive Sly Crane
Grace and Fury-Tracy Baghart
My Sisters and Me-Lisa Dickenson
The Adults-Caroline Hulse

September
The Helpline-Katherine Collette
The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp-Sarra Manning
The Dinner Part-Tracy Bloom
Disconnected-Various Poets
Tanka Tanka Skunk-Steve Webb
Girls Resist-Kaelyn Rich
Fierce Fairytales-Nikita Gill
Angry Cookie-Laura Dockrill
Christmas By Accident-Camron Wright
Heretics Anonymous-Kate Henry
There There-Tommy Orange
Are You There God? It's Me Margaret-Judy Blume
Little Do We Know-Tamara Ireland Stone
Fresh Ink-Various
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing-Hank Green
The Kiss Quotient-Helen Hoang
Anger is a Gift-Mark Oshiro
Not That Bad-Roxane Gay
A Simple Favour-Darcey Bell

October
Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland-Heidi Swain
The Mother of All Christmases-Milly Johnson
Folded Notes From High School-Matt Boren
To Make Monsters Out of Girls-Amanda Lovelace
Paperback Crush-Gabrielle Moss
Fashion Victim-Amina Akhtar
Paper Girls Vol1: Brian K Vaughn
Ayiti-Roxane Gay
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told-Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
Girl Squads-Sam Maggs
Cross Her Heart-Sarah Pinborough
The Pants Project-Cat Clark
Speed of Life-Carol Weston
I'd Rather Be Reading-Anne Bogel
Speak-Laurie Halse Anderson

November
Every Colour of You-Amelia Mandeville
Feminsts Don't Wear Pink-Scarlett Curtis
Happier Thinking-Lana Grace Riva
Dear Evan Hansen-Val Emmich
Girls Can't Hit-TS Easton
Paper Girls Vol. 2-Brian K Vaughn
Paper Girls Vol. 3-Brian K Vaughn
Giant Days Vol. 1
Someday-David Levithan
This Will Only Hurt a Little-Busy Philipps
I'll Be There For You-Kelsey Miller
A Life in Parts-Bryan Cranston
Becoming-Michelle Obama
Gross Anatomy-Mara Altman
In Piece-Sally Field
Springfield Confidential-Mike Reiss
Whiskey in a Teacup-Reese Witherspoon

December
Nine Perfect Strangers-Liane Moriarty
The Christmasaurus-Tom Fletcher
Fairytale of New York-Miranda Dickinson
Dear Zoo-Rod Campbell
Hooray for Hat-Brian Won
A Guinea Pig Christmas Carol
A Guinea Pig Oliver Twist
Wildflower Park Part 1-Bella Osborne

Wildflower Park Part 2-Bella Osborne
Louis and Louise-Julie Cohen
I Owe You One-Sophie Kinsella
The City of Second Chances-Jane Lacey Crane
My Squirrel Days-Ellie Kemper
If Beale Street Could Talk-James Baldwin
I Might Regret This-Abbi Jacobson
Dumplin' Julie Murphy
The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig-Don Zoldis
Pride-Ibi Zoboi
























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