#SixforSunday is created by Steph from A Little But a Lot.
The theme for this week is favourite books read so far this year. Some of the books I have chosen were not published in 2018, but I read them this year so I am counting them.
As always, it was incredibly difficult to narrow it down to just six books…
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My six favourite reads of the year so far have been…
The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale
I know that I have mentioned this one before (Books I would like to see as movies) and have already written a full review here, but I just had to mention this book again. I went in completely blind, only knowing that it was a book set in a magical toyshop in London. It was more magical than I had ever hoped and has really stuck with me since I read it. I could not recommend this highly enough – if you haven’t read it, read it now!
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis
Picked this up from my local library thinking it looked quite interesting, but I wasn’t prepared for how much I would love it when I read it. It;s got a plucky main character who goes after dreams, prickly mentor figures, family relationships, dragons and chocolate. A real treat so read this if you need a pick-me-up on a rainy day because you will love it!
The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero
I feel slightly guilty reading this book because it absolutely destroyed me. I just sobbed and sobbed for a long time after finishing this – so much so I had to excuse myself from talking to my boyfriend’s parents when they rang because I couldn’t pull myself together. This is magical realism and historical fiction done really really well. It will break your heart and put it back together again.
The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle
This is”t even out until the 12th July but I was lucky enough to get an advance e-review copy from Netgalley and absolutely devoured it. I will be pre-ordering my own copy, plus a few for the school library. Planning to write a full review soon and I will be pushing this book into many hands. Be prepared for me to talk about this book a lot this year!
A Far Away Magic by Amy Wilson
I loved A Girl Called Owl so was looking forward to this already. Then I read an excerpt in the lead-up to publication…went to buy it on publication day and it wasn’t in my local bookshop (probably sold out already!)…so, when I finally saw this in my local library I swooped in so quickly that I nearly knocked the librarian out of the way.
Stardust by Jeanne Willis and Briony May Smith
This is a gorgeous picture book about following your dreams and not being overshadowed by other people, even if you feel like they are doing better than you. See my full review (with pictures!) here and pick up a copy if you haven’t already to soak up the beautiful illustrations and absorb the positive messages.
Oh, it was so lovely to reflect back on some of the truly great reads I have had this year so far… All of these books come very highly recommended so please do pick them up if you haven’t already!
What did you think of my choices?
Did you agree or disagree with any of them?
Which books have you enjoyed so far this year?
Please link your posts in the comments if you have also taken part in #SixforSunday because I would love to read your answers!
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