2016 Absolute Favourite Reads

I know, I know it’s March 2017 already but….OK, I’m late.

If you know me, you know that I’d honestly read about anything, but my favourite genre has to be chick-lit, because this specific genre tends to make me smile or giggle or laugh or all three and I just go…that’s it, it’s my favourite!

But of course, not every book is perfect. So, here’s my top five (not in order because I can’t choose which one I like more, I just love them all) from what I’ve read last year:


  1. The One We Fell in Love With by Paige Toon
  2. Our Song by Dani Atkins
  3. Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel by Jane Costello
  4. Thirteen Weddings by Paige Toon
  5. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I honestly didn’t like this one at first, it made me frustrated to a whole different level of frustration. Though I guess it only happened during the first few chapters and as I read along, I started to feel everything. Triplet sisters falling for one guy? Yeah, it ought to be a disaster but none of themΒ  are about to back down easily; not from their sisters and not from the man they have fallen for. And then you’d get a twist. It’s wonderful.

Ah, this one is just beautiful. I am tearing up just thinking about it again. I didn’t expect that this story would make me think so hard about life and love, and reminding myself again that things happen for a reason. Truly magnificent storytelling as said by Veronica Henry, and I can’t agree more. Now I wonder what had become of my first love.

If you must know, Jane Costello was my first favourite British chick-lit author. I love her way of writing, her characters are brilliant and her plots are always amusing and also awesome at the same time. Summer Nights at The Moonlight Hotel, despite its long title, is everything I’ve just mentioned. And oh, it’d definitely make you laugh this one!

What made me want to read this book? My honest answer would be, it’s tag-line. Always the photographer, never the bride. I felt like I’d relate then. Still feeling it actually (oh well, I’m not desperate, so I’m good). Anyway, I don’t know why I thought this story would be cute and bubbly, because it entirely isn’t. Paige Toon obviously wasn’t about to have her story at just cute and bubbly. She created it into something more. She’d make you think that the impossible can be possible. And turned out that the main character is a total opposite of me. Haha. I might have snorted while reading this book.

I had come to think that this book is overrated. Nevertheless, I can’t deny the fact that Jojo Moyes is a brilliant writer. This story is absolutely breathtaking, and at the end of it, no matter how much you don’t want to accept it, you know that’s the eventuality of it. I have to say, it made me slightly depressed for the next few days, but all in all, it’s a really good book.


I would totally recommend all of these books above, for you to check them out and give them a read. I know you’d love them as much as I did.

Until next time then,


    • captaineverland April 6, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      That’s what I thought on Me Before You before since I’m not usually keen on overrated things, but I like Jojo Moyes’ way of writing nonetheless. Thirteen Weddings is wonderful! Thank you for your comment πŸ™‚ x

  1. ThatGirlYT April 6, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    I have to say, I’d never heard of any of these books except Me Before You (because of the movie), but they are all going on my TBR list! I can’t believe I didn’t know these books existed before you led me to your post.

    I think I’m most excited about Thirteen Weddings and will probably start with that one – for the same reason as you: the tag line. That just makes me love the book already! Although The One We Fell In Love With sounds intriguing as well…

    Thank you so much for the recommendation, it’s much appreciated. πŸ™‚


    • captaineverland April 7, 2017 / 12:14 am

      Aw I’m glad to hear that! Yes, Thirteen Weddings is quite funny as well. You’re welcome and I hope you’d enjoy the books as much as I did πŸ™‚ x

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