#Blogtober17 ~ Day 14 ~ Novels

Today is Day 14 of Blogtober 2017, and the theme is ‘Novels’.


I read-I love to read-but I’m really not that much of a reader that I can provide you with a list of must-read novels off of my own back.

Thankfully, I’m in touch with some pretty awesome fellow bloggers, so, between us, we’ve come up with this list.  Check out the books we chose, and the reasons we chose them.



The Fault In Our Stars by John Green – Recommended by Ross from Isablog.
It just has that life affirming quality to it, it’s sad but then there’s hope to it. And you’re much more likely to try to make your own life better after reading it.

One Day by David Nicholls – Recommended by Abi from Something About Baby.
A real classic, sweet, funny, sad, heart warming and heart breaking all in one go! A must read!

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – Recommended by Laura from Max and Mummy.
I read it this year and oh my god it was amazing. A true depiction of prejudice and discrimination. A book that everyone should read and should be compulsory across the board. A book to make you everything from sad to angry. 

The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson – Recommended by Helen from Blogging Beautifully.
This book is absolutely brill but then all of her books are. It’s a must read.

What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey – Recommended by Alex from Better Together Home.
This book completely changed how I view the world and the things that happen to me.

The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart – Recommended by Lauren from Mummy Is A Gadget Geek.
It really makes you think, and draws you in. What if you really could relinquish control and live life according to the throw of a die? Make sure you don’t have any dice within reach, even given the eventual outcome it’s surprisingly tempting to give it a try… 

To Kill A Mockinbird by Harper Lee – Recommended by Pete from Household Money Saving.
It was the first real book to grab me as a kid. Still think it’s a great story till this day. 

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling – Recommended by Louise from Pink Pear Bear.
 I remember the anticipation of waiting for each new book to come out and it never disappointed. I’ve cried, laughed and grown up with the characters and can’t wait to read them with my kids. Everyone needs some magic in their lives! 

Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – Recommended by Natalie from Mumworthy.
 I was totally immersed and couldn’t put them down. I finished one to desperately start reading the next. I love the fantasy and it blows me away the human brain is capable of inventing these complex stories and characters.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini – Recommended by Amy from All About A Mummy.
I was dreading reading it for book club due to the depressing subject matter but I couldn’t put it down and no other book has ever left quite such an impression on me. 

The Color Purple by Alice Walker – Recommended by Vicki from Tippytupps.
Incredibly moving and sadly an accurate representation of what went on at the time.

Me before You by JoJo Moyes – Recommended by Rachael from From Rachael Clair.
Even if you’ve watched the film, nothing can compare to the beauty of the book. It’s wonderful. 

For One More Day by Mitch Albom – Recommended by Ally from The SML Diet.
It’s a beautiful book about what you’d do and say to those around you if you had the chance. Actually made me cry and books don’t usually do that to me.

Beloved by Toni Morrison – Recommended by Ruth from Mummy and the Mexicans.
It’s an incredibly beautiful, moving, scary and heartbreaking story.

Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella – Recommended by Me over here at Mayflower Blogs.
I literally read this book at every available moment-I was hooked from the first chapter and read it again and again.


If you liked this blog, check out this one!  #Blogtober17 ~ Day 8 ~ Holidays

So was your must-read novel on this list?  If not, what is yours?

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5 thoughts on “#Blogtober17 ~ Day 14 ~ Novels

  1. Natalie @Mumworthy says:

    Thanks for including Game of Thrones, love it!! Will have to put these on my reading list when I have time (potentially when Harrison leaves home 😂). Such a great mix of novels and inspiration here.

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