Young adult fiction is becoming increasingly popular with adults let alone young adults. Just take a look at the books you see on your morning commute. We are certainly guilty of reading one or two YA novels this year and we have seriously loved them! Take a look at our top 20 YA novels that you need to read right now.
We are just putting our own celebrations for our Dads on hold and will raise a glass to those in the literary world who we can only admire as fictional fathers. Although most books feature a doting mother, we can’t help but nod to those amazing Dads and father figures we have all grown to love.
By Rebecca Reed, CRM Executive.
They say never judge a book by its cover but here at World of Books, we are not just readers or book lovers, we are judging rebels. With the list below, we just can’t help it; these book covers are iconic, and simply the best.
Science fiction is a favourite of ours here at World of Books. We love nothing more than escaping to a fantastic dystopian world, filled to the brim with aliens, tech and spaceships. We have found our top five favourite science fiction novels below.
1. The Martian by Andy Weir
This book follows an American astronaut, Mark Watney as he becomes stranded on Mars in 2035 and he must improvise in order to survive. Adapted into a film in 2015 with Matt Damon as the lead role, this book peaked our interest in 2014 when it was re-released by Crown Publishing.
Andy Weir has a background in computer science and began writing this book in 2009, he researched material so that it would as realistic as possible and based on existing technology.
In 2016, Andy Weir won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the Hugo Awards.
Firstly we would like to thank every single entry received into our competition for World Book Day 2018. We gave away £250 to 200 schools this year to help give children the head-start into reading that so many schools so desperately needed.
By Rebecca Reed, CRM Executive
Here come the girls! We have made a list of our ultimate fictional ladies. All of these female fictional characters are strong and fierce role-models that we all should aspire to be. See who made our list below.