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Because it’s a last Wednesday of this year it was probably logical that today’s topic is:
Top 5 Books of the Year
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The first book in a trilogy and I actually read this book in Slovenian language. This is also a reason why I will wait for a translation of the second book (hope it happens soon).
This is a fantasy novel full of magic, adventures and action. I loved main character Kvothe who is super cool and can’t wait to hear more about his life because he’s just an excellent storyteller. Tense and brilliant read!
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
I received this book as a Christmas gift and I was so excited when I started reading it.
The story itself is nothing special – it’s intense and interesting but nothing that would blow my mind. But the format of the book is something that makes a reading experience amazing and unique.
The story consists of different documents collected after a war started. While reading those files, the reader gets to know main characters and what was happening after destroying a planet somewhere in universe.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
I really don’t know why I waited so long to read this book because it’s simply amazing.
The dystopian world set into (near) future where society is forced by strict social rules and restrictions. Offred is a Handmaid and her only role in this world is give a birth to a child. An amazing book which shows how society can change and degenerate (because of stupidity).
The Signature of all Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Alma Whittaker was born in 1800 when women had the exact place and assignments in society. However, Alma was lucky enough to be born in the wealthy family and her father was also open minded. And soon he discovers that Alma is brilliant and he encourages her to become what she wants – a botanist. Most of the characters in this book are fictional, but some of the characters were actually real persons from that period. I would say that this book is not an easy read but still is beautiful and interesting.
Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Simon is sixteen years old and he’s gay. The only person who knows his secret is a mysterious boy on the Internet. They are sending emails to each other, but they don’t share personal information. But one day somebody figures out about Simon’s secret and threat to release a secret to everyone unless if Simon helps him with something.
I enjoyed in humor and adventures of Simon and his friends. And I still think it’s great how this book deals with the topic of homosexuality.
Those are mine favorites 5 books that I read in this year. Of course, I could add some more but I decided to hold with number 5.
Which are your favorites books from this year? Did you read any of books I mentioned and loved or maybe hated it?