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- Never Evers by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison – 93 ratings
Okay I’ve raved about this book and these authors in a million posts since my return to the blogosphere so I’m just gong to reiterate that it is fab and link you to my review, here.
- All of The Above by Juno Dawson – 326 ratings
Finished this book last week and the review is coming on Thursday but I absolutely adored this book and was inspired by these characters and the journies they go on,
- Gathering Water by Regan Claire – 491 ratings
This was one of my first ever blog tour books and I loved it! It’s a paranormal YA novel with a new kind of species that I’ve never encountered before rather than just vampires or werewolves or something. I’m going to link to my review here but be warned that this was from my pre-resurrection days so it won’t be all that coherent.
- The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray – 679 ratings
Mary Gray was the first author I ever met at the Houston Book Rave back in 2013, I had such a fabulous day at my first book event, back in the day I made a Booktube video about the Houston Book Rave which I did initially link but then 15 year old me was so cringey I wanted to die so i removed it. I have also reviewed the book here.
It’s a crazy story about this guy who kidnaps all these people and makes them pretend to be famous literary couple and act out their stories and deaths.
- This Book Is Gay by James Dawson – 1347 ratings
Picked this up when I met the author at last year’s YALC and found it to be very informative as well as managing to blend humour into the discussion of serious topics in a way that worked and made it thoroughly enjoyable.
- Lobsters by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison – 1400 ratings
See above, brilliant book, hilarious and also talked about a million times.
I was only able to muster up 6 books with under 2000 ratings to put on this list so I thought to make up the other four I’d list the four books with the most ratings that I enjoyed the least:
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – 2,023,409 ratings
I don’t know why, everybody LOVES it but it just really wasn’t for me.
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck – 1,364,315
In fairness, it’s not that I didn’t like the book, it is just forever associated with the torturous process of analysing it (I swear to god if I have to hear about it’s “cyclic” nature ever again I will end someone).
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling – 261,276 ratings
This one just fell flat for me, it wasn’t as funny as I had hoped.
- Angelfall by Susan Ee – 110,492 ratings
I heard about this one from Christine of PolandbananasBOOKS and normally I LOVE everything she recommends, but I loathed this book…passionately.
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