The Power and Game of Thrones books on a Christmas present

The Power

Naomi Alderman

An absolute must-read fantasy which draws on current socio-political issues in gender equality. It's an eye-opener and a page-turner to boot.

Read the full review of this book here if you're thinking of giving it a try.


Stephanie Garber

I gave a brief review of this in this post over the Summer but it is absolutely the stand out of this year for me.

Full of other-wordly fantasy and intriguing characters, it is the ultimate escape from reality and nostalgic of the Harry Potter and Narnia era of books I read when I was younger. The sequel 'Legendary' is set to be released in May 2018 (more info from the author here) which I'll be pre-ordering for sure!

A Song of Fire and Ice

George R.R. Martin

If I hadn't read this and enjoyed it so much, I would probably never have started the popular Game of Thrones TV series (which also made last month's favourites post.) There's a huge amount of intricacies in the characters and plot throughout this book which is why it made it's way to the screen.

As always, I'm a 'read it first' kinda gal and I couldn't recommend picking this book up if you're a GoT fan. There's always a much more interesting character arc in books because there's more detail, far more than could possibly be portrayed in the series.


Cecelia Ahern

In the July book review here, I've briefly covered why I enjoyed this book and it gave me a renewed love for Cecelia Ahern's writing.

I've yet to read the sequel but it is available now, so grab both to read over the Christmas holidays if you're looking for something to get lost in.

What books have made your year?