My Favourite Reads This Year

My Current Favourite Books

I have read lots of books this year so far and thought I would share some of my favourites for any children looking for a good read. I still have loads of old favourites that I would read time and time again, such as anything by Roald Dahl but these few are some of my new favourites that I would recommend. I would love to know what you and your children like reading together too!

Hello, is this planet Earth? by Tim Peake

I absolutely love this book, it has the most amazing pictures and I have looked at it time and time again. There are also some really interesting bits to read but it is mostly the photos I keep coming back to. We have given copies of this book to several of my friends for their birthdays and they have all really liked it – it’s definitely one of those books for all ages.

The Night Spinner by Abi Elphinstone

You can read my full review here but The Night Spinner is easily one of the best books I have read in ages. Full of magic and mystery and plenty of suspense this is definitely worth reading. Best suited to children age 8 plus.

The Midnight Gang by David Walliams

I have not finished this book yet but so far it is brilliant and certainly as good as anything else I have  read by David Walliams, I think I will whizz through it in no time!

The Enid Blyton Mystery Series

I have been working my way through these 15 books over the last few weeks and although they were written years ago and feel quite old fashioned in some ways they are still really good stories. I would also recommend these for children age 8 plus.

Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

This is a brilliant book for Star Wars fans and is absolutely full of facts and information. I have been dipping in and out of this for months.

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49 thoughts on “My Favourite Reads This Year

    • says:

      I loved these, we finished them last year and I think it’s probably time to start again! Great suggestion, thanks

  1. Sue McCarthy says:

    Old Fourlegs,: The story of the coelacanth by J L B Smith. This is the story of the discovery in 1938 of the Coelacanth, a prehistoric fish thought to be extinct for 50 million years.

  2. Janice Dunn says:

    My daughter loves the ‘That’s not my…..’ books, she loves the interaction and touch sensitive pages

  3. Isabel O says:

    When I was reading as a kid I loved the Philip Pullman Dark Materials books but they might be a bit old for your child yet. But one to put on your to do list for when he’s a bit bigger. I think I read them when I was about 14.

  4. Sheena Batey says:

    The Secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is an all time classic for a reason. It’s wonderful.

  5. Carly Belsey says:

    Terry Pratchett’s The Witches Vacuum Cleaner is one that my son is reading at the moment, it’s a few stories and he is really enjoying it

  6. Deborah Mackenzie says:

    Enid Blyton – Hop, Skip and Jump. the wishing chair and the faraway tree were all books my kids still remember being read to them.

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