Top 5 Saturday: Standalone Books

It’s time for another Top 5 Saturday, a weekly meme created by Mandy @ Devouring Books and this week’s topic is: standalone books. Another pretty difficult topic to narrow down this week! I generally read as many standalone books as I do series. Sometimes it’s just nice to take a break from reading books in a series, especially when you’re left with cliffhangers and have to wait what feels like forever for the next book. It’s a nice change of pace to read a book and know that at the end of it your questions will be answered and you’ll have a satisfying resolution to everything that happened. There’s certainly no shortage of these books on my kindle and physical shelves either, but what’s new there?! πŸ˜‚ Here are five standalone books that I’d like to get to at some point in the (hopefully) near future…

We Are Okay
I’ve been wanting to read this standalone pretty much all year? I’m quite sure that I’ve mentioned it on my #WWWWednesday list quite a few times already and yet I never actually pick it up. I think I’m worried it’ll be too emotionally intense for me, so I have to make sure I’m in the right headspace to read it!

10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in This Strange World
This book wasn’t even really on my radar until I watched someone I follow on bookstagram give a glowing review about it. Hearing her talk about the concept of the book and about meeting the author and listening to her talk about it really made me want to pick it up ASAP! Also, I absolutely love that title 😍

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
I legit bought this book because when I saw the gorgeous Bloomsbury cover at the bookstore I couldn’t pass it up. The Bloomsbury edition didn’t have the blurb on the back, but a quote from the novel, so I quickly looked it up on Goodreads and it sounded like something I’d enjoy. It’s a helluva tome though and at 1,006 pages, it’s one of the more intimidating books on my shelf πŸ˜‚

More Happy Than Not
I read my first book by Silvera towards the end of last year and have since read almost all of his books earlier this year. I’ve heard a lot of people say that this is their favourite book of his though and that makes me even more excited to read it because I’ve quite enjoyed Silvera’s books!

The Farm
This is one of the books I’m so ashamed to not have read yet because I went through hoops to get my hands on a copy of it through my aunt in America. She even read it because it sounded amazing and there was time before my other aunt would bring it back to Bali for me. Sadly, it’s still sitting untouched on my shelf… I hope to read it soon!

Do you like to read standalone books? Would any of these make your list?

19 thoughts on “Top 5 Saturday: Standalone Books

  1. I read History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera and was down in the dumps for days lol!! I did love it tho! I really want to read More Happy Than Not. I’ll probably love it but I’m so worried cuz it’s gonna be sad ugh!!

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    1. I totally get what you mean. Sad books can be so intimidating especially if you feel like you’re gonna totally relate with the writing and content–it’s so emotionally painful! LOL I hope it won’t be too bad for both of us though πŸ˜‚

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  2. The Farm was a book that changed my perspective on things and for that reason I am super glad that I read it!! I just love when a book can change how I see things in this world. I love your other choices because a lot of them are books that I haven’t even heard of, so now I have titles to add to my TBR!

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    1. Ah, I’m so glad to hear that Mandy! I absolutely love when a book can do this for me too and I think that’s one of the best things a book can do 😍I’m so looking forward to reading it even more now!

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