Hello and welcome to the first Best Books of the Year of this blog!
Photos made by me. Please attention: some titles are in italian! If you click on the title, you can read the summary on Goodreads.
Lo Hobbit: un viaggio inaspettato, cronache dal set I: I’m a huge fan of the Hobbit movies and book, so I buy 5 of the books that illustrates how the movies were made, with photo and interviews of the cast. Yes, Richard Armitage, you know what I mean.
L’albergo stregato (The Haunted hotel) by Wilkie Collins: I know Collins for The woman in white, that I need to read in 2018, but in 2017 I read The Haunted hotel and it’s amazing! Gothic and spooky and mysterious!
Mano di Ferro (Ironhand) by Charlie Fletcher: The second book in the Stoneheart series, this book has lost a little potential from the first book, but I love the characters. They are intense and realistic and dramatic. I have to buy the third book in english, because they never translate it in italian.
The Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard: I buy this book this summer, in Oxford, and I beagn to read it on the train back home, few days later. It’s darkly funny, like Christopher Moore, and I will read more adventures about Johannes Cabal.
La detective (A spy in the house) by Y.s. Lee: a wonderful YA set in London in 1858, featuring a kick ass girl and a funny romance.
The “Vampyr” book is my copy of Dracula by Bram Stoker: I made this dust jacket for the book for a vampire hunter cosplay that I made some years ago, and I re-read Dracula because in summer I went to Whitby.
Un lavoro Sporco (A dirty Job) by Christopher Moore: Moore is one of my favourite authors, and I re-read A dirty Job because sometimes I need to read or re-read something written by Moore.
Buona apocalisse a tutti! (Good Omens) by Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett: Gaiman and Pratchett are my favourite authors, so I read Good Omens and it’s amazing. #TeamCrowley forever! Can’t wait to see the tv adaptation!
Flights and Chimes and mysterious times by Emma Trevayne: OMG this book is amazing!! Steampunk London with fairies and mechanical parts of human body, mysterious fracture in the wall, a poetic and magic middle grade book with a wonderful cover.
Holy Cow by David Duchovny: I buy this book in Brasov, Romania, the past summer. I was curious about David Duchovny written a book and Holy Cow is a book that made me cry, and laugh and think a lot.
In the shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters: This book is everything for me. I cried a lot after finishing it. Cat Winters is one of my fave authors, thanks to this book.
Percy Jackson racconta gli dei greci (Percy Jackson’s greek god) by Rick Riordan: It’s Percy and it’s written by Riordan, I need to write more?
The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer: with an amazing gothic cover and fantastic characters, the first book in the Ministry of Curiosities series is a 5 star read! Review soon!
And you? What’s the best book you read this year?
Happy New Year to all of you!