Friday 16 March 2012

Unblogged Favourites, Part one

I noticed as I was compiling my Review Archive recently that there are many of my absolutely favourite book series that I have never talked about on my blog. I have only been blogging for a little over a year, but I have been a prolific reader all my life, and there are certain books and series that I have loved, and still think about and re-read, books that I will always enthuse about to my friends (or strangers) in a bookshop, books that will have a permanent place on my bookshelves and in my heart- but they have never before had representation on my blog. I want to rectify that now by talking about some of these amazing books.

These are some of my favourite series, read long before I started my blog-

Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman (Goodreads)

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved these books so much. They are so clever and so powerfully emotional. This is a love story like no other. I have vivid memories of sobbing my heart out at certain scenes, taking the book into the bath with me to read, and wanting to keep reading and reading, even though I was getting cold and wrinkly!
These books are amazing! Looking at this book on Amazon, out of 341 ratings, 295 of them are 5 star. What does that tell you!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Goodreads)

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

This series exceeded all my expectations of it and just blew me away. WOW! The first book especially is just amazing. I've even got work colleagues who normally hate YA books reading it and raving about it and recommending it to all their friends. This is full of action, tragedy, and yet hope and love- set in a scary dystopian world. So, so good. I love these books. The movie is out next week and I cannot wait!

Choas Walking series by Patrick Ness (Goodreads)

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was so moving- such a desperate quest to replace a corrupt government, and a slow-building love story that was so incredibly sweet.
Imagine a world where you can hear everyone else's thoughts all the time- even animals, and being constantly surrounded by noise. Todd and Viola find themselves caught up in a war when Viola's  spaceship crash lands near Todd's village. This was very different from anything else I've ever read, but so powerful and such an amazing action-packed adventure.

More of my favourites next week!


  1. Two of those series I have never heard of! (I bet you can guess which two) I'm going to have to look into them, for sure.

    Jenny at Books to the Sky

  2. I have read at least the first in all of these and I cant wait to carry on the Hunger Games and Chaos Walking series. I blogged about the first two in those series but Ive never blogged about Noughts and Crosses which Ive read nearly the whole series of! I might re-read and blog about them or if you dont mind I might do a post like this (with all credit to you of course!)

    1. Of course I don't mind! I'd love to hear about all your favourite books. Let me know when your post is up and I'll stop by. :D
      I've got a whole list of books that I've loved and never talked about before- I was going to do a post like this every Friday until they've all been mentioned.

  3. Oh, I like this!! I have never, never heard of the Noughts and Crosses before. I've heard of the other two, but I didn't realize the Patrick Ness one was a series. I thought they were all separate books. Now, I know. God, I've got to find time to read The Hunger Games. I've got it. I've just got to sit down and read it. I definitely want to read it before I see the movie. I know, I must be the last person over ten that hasn't read it!

    Please do this again next week!!



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