Hey guys! I was honestly so excited when I saw this topic for Top 5 Wednesday! I have found so many fantastic books through the blogging community and bookstagram. I have so many favourite authors that I discovered from seeing their books getting amazing reviews or pictures being all over my Instagram feed. I rave about them all the time on my blog and my bookstgram but I forget to give my old favourites some love. So, without further ado, I am now going to give some much deserved love to my old favourites! Enjoy!
1) The Immortals by Alyson Noël
I freaking love these books! I’d never heard anything about them when I first picked them up because I wasn’t using bookstagram yet. I bought them purely for the covers because they really drew me in and made me want to read the books. I really loved them! The plot is really interesting because the main character can see people’s auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone’s entire life story by touching them. I was hooked throughout and devoured all six books in about a week. I loved the writing, the story, and the characters. Everything about these books was perfect for me. I feel like they’re really underrated and they definitely deserve more love! I highly recommend them for anyone who loves fantasy or paranormal books like me!
2) Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
I found out about these books through my friend. She had read them and thought I would like them too so she lent me them. I was shocked that I had never heard of these books before because I bloody loved them. Becca Fitzpatrick is now one of my favourite authors and I am so grateful to my friend for introducing me to Becca’s books. Her writing is so gripping, it just completely sucks me in. I can sit there and read for hours. Patch and Nora were one of the first couples I seriously rooted for and I bloody adore Patch. The covers for these books are absolutely beautiful and I have to stop myself from taking a million pictures of them. This series definitely started an obsession with reading books about angels or fallen angels.
3) Fallen by Lauren Kate
I don’t really like these books anymore but when I first read them I was crazy about them. I think I just wanted to read them because they were about fallen angels and that was something I was really enjoying at the time. It was so agonising waiting each year for the next book because I was so attached to the characters and I was dying to find out what happened next for them. I carried these books everywhere with me so they are very battered now but it shows how much I loved them. I’ve been debating donating them to charity but I can’t bring myself to do it just because of how much I loved them when they first came out. I think the covers are really beautiful too and they changed the covers slightly so I want to hang on to the originals. The first book was definitely a cover buy, it’s so pretty!
4) Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz
I actually first discovered this series in high school. I was in Year 8 and Stormbreaker was one of the books we were studying which is so freaking awesome! I really loved the first book so I went to the library and got the whole series to read. They were really cool books for thirteen year old me to read and they were so bloody action-packed! They are about a fourteen year old who is forcibly recruited into MI6 and he gets all kinds of awesome gadgets. This series, along with another, introduced me to Young Adult books. I will always have a huge love for this series!
5) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
I bet it was pretty obvious this series would be on here! I remember all of my friends were reading this in Year 9 and they were all raving about how awesome it was. So of course I had to buy it to see what all the fuss was about and all these years later I still bloody love these books. I’ve read these books so maybe times they have completely fallen apart. Massive chunks are falling out and every time I read it I have to stuff them back in so I don’t lose them. These books definitely sparked my love for fantasy and paranormal. They will always have a special place in my heart!
So I think I found some pretty awesome books by myself and didn’t do too bad without bookstagram! Nowadays my choice of books is definitely influenced by bookstagram because I see so many pretty covers and just go out and buy them. I’ve also found a lot of books through blogging because some people do weekly picks that I enjoy checking out. I think one time I found three new books to read just by reading someones weekly picks. I love it though because you really get to rave with people about a book you’ve both enjoyed. None of my friends read the same books as me so I had no one to discuss them with which sucked! I hope you enjoyed this post and feel free to leave a link below so I can check out your post! I’d love to see your choices and see if we share any favourites! Thank you so much for reading!