Tuesday, 29 November 2016

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten YA novels for your Christmas list

(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)

This week, Top Ten Tuesday is a holiday gift guide freebie. But why should you buy other people books when you can ask for books for yourself instead?
These are the ten YA novels that you really need to put down on your Christmas list, and that you definitely shouldn't be disappointed to find under your tree on Christmas day.

10) 'Everything Everything' by Nicola Yoon
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With the film of 'Everything Everything' being released in 2017, you're going to need to read this book fairly soon: why not ask for it for Christmas and save yourself a few pounds?!

9) 'Nothing Tastes As Good' by Claire Hennessy
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If you like difficult reads and loved 'Wintergirls' by Laurie Halse Anderson, Claire Hennessy's Hot Key Books debut will tear at your heart strings and quickly become your new favourite book.

8) 'Radio Silence' by Alice Oseman
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'Radio Silence' was so much fun that I laughed out loud at multiple points. The storytelling is unique, and I love Alice Oseman's writing style - I'm hoping to get 'Solitaire' for Christmas, so I can read her other novel.

7) 'Paper Butterflies' by Lisa Heathfield
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I read 'Paper Butterflies' with the #SundayYA book club, and it broke my heart. If you'd like to feel emotional and thankful for your family this Christmas, don't look any further than this extremely difficult read. 

6) 'Snow Like Ashes' by Sara Raasch
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What's better to ask for at Christmas than a book with Snow in the title? This trilogy finished recently, so now's the perfect time to start it if you haven't already.

5) 'One' by Sarah Crossan
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Winning the YA Book Prize earlier in the year, 'One' is a slightly different story - it's told in prose, so it's not your typical novel. If you don't read often, you'll like this one: the structure means it's a very fast read, but it's still descriptive and you can't help but fall in love with the characters.

4) 'Am I Normal Yet?' by Holly Bourne
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Are you a feminist? Yes? Read this book, you'll love it. No? Well, read this book and you'll realise there's no reason not to be! It's also a wonderful portrayal of OCD, and shows the power of strong female friendships.

3) 'The Lie Tree' by Frances Hardinge
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'The Lie Tree' won the 2015 award for Costa Book of the Year, and it definitely deserved that accolade. The tale is ridiculously creepy, but Frances Hardinge's lyrical writing will be easy for everyone to fall in love with.

2) 'The Sin Eater's Daughter' by Melinda Salisbury
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Melinda Salisbury's trilogy is wrapping up in 2017, so it's time to catch up on the first two books in the series!

1) 'Beautiful Broken Things' by Sara Barnard
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Sara Barnard's debut is magnificent. With her second novel coming out at the start of 2017, you should definitely read 'Beautiful Broken Things' first - then you know what to expect from her brilliant writing, which focuses on friendship in this book.

I hope you enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday and put some of these books on your Christmas list! What books should I ask for?

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