Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Top 5 in 2017: Nico's Faves

This week we're looking at our favorite books of the year... so far. 

Today we have Nico's!

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (see our full review here)
Dimple and Rishi's relationship starts with her throwing her iced coffee on him and it grows and grows from there. It is romantic and snappy and I never wanted it to end.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This book features a narrator who is so vivid and true that I am certain to be thinking of her words for years to come. Starr is  super smart and funny with a love of pop culture and sneakers. She is also a witness to a terrible crime which changes the way she is as a student, a friend, a daughter and a citizen of her community. It is beautifully written and I hope this book is soon covered in shiny award stickers.

 We are Okay by Nina LaCour (see our full review here)
I have loved Nina LaCour's books for years, but this might be my favorite ever. It's not a super long book, but every word of Marin's lonely year cuts you to the quick. The writing in We are Okay just knocked me out.

Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo (see our full review here)
I love a book with a girl narrator that is unabashedly funny. I was laughing out loud at a coffee shop over some of Desi's "flailures." Desi's story is seriously funny, but it's also got a seriously big heart and I loved Desi and her dad's relationship probably best of all.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (see our full review here)
This is book filled to the brim with friends, crushes, family drama and love. You get to spend time with the wonderful Molly and in her world, which is so fleshed out and filled with excellent characters that reading it is like going to a party where you want time to spend time with each person there because they are all so cool.

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