Friday, 26 June 2015

Top 5 favourite books ever

Hi Guys

I have been meaning to write this post for ages and I am finally writing it. Yay me (did anyone else watch 'Suite life of Zach and Cody'/). This post is in order from 5th to 1st. Hope you enjoy.

5. Friendship according to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
This is one of my childhood books and if there was a fire and I could only save one book it would be this one. I love everything about this book, it may be written for 5 year olds but that doesn't make it a bad book. One of my favourite things about this book is that at the end of each chapter there is a quote about friendship.

4. Neverland by Shari Arnold
Neverland is a Peter Pan retelling, which as I mentioned before is a type of book I can never say no too. I think Shari's take on peter pan is extremely original and that the way she writes is so beautiful, If you want to hear what else I loved about this book, you can read my full review here.

3. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
I was in my school library one day and I fell in love with this cover, so I decided to read the first few pages but not take it out of the library until the librarian pressurised me into taking it out. I read this book so quick it is unbelievable. The amount of emotions I feel towards this book is amazing and the ending. OMG the ending was just like.

2. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
I went to see the play of this when it went on tour round the UK because it was my friends mum's favourite book. I already knew what happened at the end because I had read 'Beautiful Chaos' but I have never cried so much in my life then at the ending of this play, for the last 15 minutes 3 rows in front and behind and 8 seats either side heard nothing but my wailing. So, obviously I went home and read the book almost immediately afterwards and cried just as much the second time round.

1. Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
I read private peaceful when I was in year 4 and I honestly don't remember much of the book except the ending. But the ending was probably one of the most important pieces of text I will ever read in my life. I remember I knew what was going to happen and that it was going to be too painful to read in my head, so I read it out loud to my dad on the way to school and we both walked into school hysterically crying,like to the point where people came up to me and asked who had died. This ending means so much to me because it was what really taught me that authors have this ability to really play with your emotions and it is the reason why I write. So private peaceful is my favourite book ever and it always will be


  1. Of Mice and Men is a great book! I've read it so many times because I studied it at school and I cried every single time :(
    I LOVED Michael Morpurgo when I was in primary school, his books will always be a big part of why I love reading so much. I remember sobbing at the end of Private Peaceful too even though it must have been six or seven years since I read it.
    I don't think I've ever read a Peter Pan retelling, so I'm definitely going to check out one of the ones on your list!

    1. So glad someone finally agrees with my love for Of Mice and Men and Private Peaceful. I am pretty sure that no one else has ever said they loved Private Peaceful when I mention it to them and the only people who ever say the love Of Mice and Men are 30+.
      I think if you wanted a good retelling of Peter Pan, you should read Neverland first because it is one of the most beautiful books ever written.