2016 Honourable Mentions (Favourite Books-Edition) #RunnersUp

It’s that time of the year where the majority of blogs will bombard you with favourites and try to convince you to try out various Blogs, Music, Books and all other things that made it for them in 2016. I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoy this sort of post because it’s always a treat to see people genuinely excited about things and I am more inclined to pick up something if it comes highly recommended. Regardless, this post is just close to the favourite list in which I am going to speak about books that were amazing but didn’t make it to the TOP LIST, so stick around and prepare to be introduced to the HONORABLE MENTION BOOKS that should be on your shelves.

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Not in any particular order

(If Reviews are present they will be linked at the side of the title)

Also these are not all published in 2016 they are just some that I got to in 2016 πŸ™‚

 

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The Salesman by Joseph O’Connor book review :)

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Synopsis

 

Goodreads Rating: 3.9Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

 

My Rating: 5Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

 

Genre: Ireland Lit, Cultural, Contemporary, Thriller

 

Absolutely beautiful…

Set in Dublin Ireland 1994, the town is infested with drug addicts and crime is at its peak… We follow Billy, a salesman whose only daughter ends up in a coma after a dastardly robbery. The culprits are apprehended and set to be a charged in court but on the day of the sentence the gang leader escapes. Billy decides to take justice into his own hand by tracing the young culprit’s every move as he plans his revenge. But soon things spiral out of control in a very disastrous way. One small decision can ruin everything or make it better? You have to read to find out.
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (A Re-Read Book Review)

What an experience, truly dark and beautiful read & the perspective of a 2nd read was even more rewarding than the first time πŸ™‚

β€œThere’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.”

Everyone and their dog has read or heard of this book, so to go into a synopsis will be pointless but It is essentially about a man looking for his missing wife, but it’s way more than that… What Gillian offers is a deeper understanding of what happens in the human mind that people don’t openly share, she manages to showcase the psychology in “Psychological Thriller”.

When I first read this book I was so wrapped up in the plot I missed so much but I enjoyed the twist and turns so much that it instantly became a favourite book. After the re-read, it has Β broadened my understanding of how much depth this book carries. It made me doubt a lot and feel insecure about the people in my life especially those who you claim to “love” or “your life long partner”Do you really know the person you’re sharing a bed with or what are they constantly thinking of? The two married protagonist are absolutely terrible human beings and with each page, you find some more loathing information about them and their so-called “marriage”. I enjoyed Β re-reading about them and they are probably one of those memorable characters because the author nailed the characterization.
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Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder book review (Holy F!@$#) mini-review

β€œI’m a post-menopausal woman who’s lived in a man’s world for twenty years. A more cynical, cruel creature it’s hard to find.

Goodreads Synopsis

Β 4.25Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Β Genre: Crime, Mystery, Suspense


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Started Early Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson #4-JacksonBrodieCrimeSeries (Short Review)

Β Goodreads Synopsis

Genre: Crime fiction, Literary fictionΒ 

My Star rating: 5/5β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

 

β€œFiction had never been Jackson’s thing. Facts seemed challenging enough without making stuff up. What he discovered was that the great novels of the world were about three things – death, money and sex. Occasionally a whale.”

I can’t believe it’s the last in the installment

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Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane (Holy F!@#$ Book Review)

Β Goodreads SynopsisΒ 

Average Star Rating: 4.06 Stars

My Rating: 5/5 freaking Stars πŸ™‚

Genre: Mystery fiction. Crime, Thriller, Suspense.

β€œWhich would be worse, to live as a monster or to die as a good man?”

mind blown reaction supernatural wtf fuuu

Literally my face during some parts of the book
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One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson(Jackson Brodie series) (Short-Review)

β€œThey said love made you strong, but in Louise’s opinion, it made you weak. It corkscrewed into your heart and you couldn’t get it out again, not without ripping your heart to pieces.”

GOODREADS SYNOPSISΒ 

Average rating : 3.78 Stars

My Rating : 4 Stars

Bored of reading the same plot-driven crime novels look no further… This is a cool unique crime series book that has found a balance for character study and Mystery… It is so delightful.

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