I call myself a book blogger, but here I am probably doing the first of any kind of bookish tag. Better late than never though, right? Allow me to indulge and talk about some of the titles I have loved and had some feelings on this year, and celebrate the incredible authors behind them. You guys are the bees knees and I’m thankful to have spent time losing myself in your pages.
Best book you’ve read in 2017
I expected this to be a difficult choice, but I don’t think anyone in their right mind who has read it cannot not say ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas. Focusing on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, this book is immensely of its time and oh so important. It’s such a strong and brilliant debut and I am excited for more #ownvoices, diverse reads from Angie Thomas in the future.
Honorary mentions go to ‘Freshers’ by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison for the hilarious and accurate portrayal of university life in the UK and, duh, ‘Moxie‘ by Jennifer Mathieu. Feminist zines, kickass punk movement and much more. Can I get a hell yes?