I just finished the awesome book ‘It Ends With Us’ and I cannot emphasise enough how much it emotionally affected me. I absolutely loved it and think the more time I wallow thinking about it the more likely it is to make its way into my top 5. I loved reading it so much it inspired me to write about something I know very well…books!

I am always looking for new recommendations of books so I figured it would be a great way to share with you all my top 5 fiction books of ALL TIME. Some won’t be a shock to you, but choosing only 5 definitely was difficult for someone like me being such an avid reader.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird: We read this book during GCSE English and we were the ONLY class in our year that read it. Instantly I knew we were delving into something seriously special. It is my inexplicably my favourite book of all-time. I love everything from the story, time period and Atticus and Scout – their characteristics are something of another class.

2. One Day: It is no secret I am a hopeless romantic so it’s safe to say this book changed me for life. I absolutely adore Dexter and Emma’s relationship and One Day is the one book I always recommend to people if they ask me for a good book to read.

3. The Time Traveler’s Wife: I was bought this book as a gift and it hit me right in the feels for many reasons. I feel that the themes are very similar to One Day in terms of love, but the story/context is absolutely fantastic and one of a kind. A huge heartbreaker.

4. The Bell Jar: Sylvia Plath is an absolute literary legend; I used one of her poems as part of my A-Level English coursework but had never delved into one of her novels. Since reading The Bell Jar I have absolutely adored everything about it and only wish Plath would have written more novels. It reminds me so much of Catcher in the Rye but from a females point of view – which, as a woman I feel I can relate with more.

5. All the Bright Places: There was a huge hype behind this book and being the stubborn person I am I didn’t want to follow the crowds. As soon as I started reading I started kicking myself knowing I should have just joined those sheep and read it sooner. It is absolutely phenomenal. Although I generally enjoy novels set in England more, the characteristics behind Violet and Finch hit me right in the feels.

I am forever looking for new books to read so let me know in the comments your favourite fiction novel!

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