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I kind of struggled with this one because it was hard to think of the books I had been bought as gifts. I managed to think of some in the end though. I cheated a little as well, because I wasn't too sure if ARCs will count as 'gifts' or not. They feel like gifts, so I included some of my favourites at the end.
Harry Potter is probably the greatest gift anyone has ever bought me, EVER!!! I was about 8 or 9 when I received this and I had no idea what I was in for. I was visiting my nan and she had bought this from a bookshelf on a whim, the spine had jumped out at her she said because it was very colourful and had a picture at the top. I began reading it straight away and read it on the car road home until it was so dark in the car that I couldn't read any more if I tried. That began my love of Harry Potter, a love that will definitely last a lifetime.
Noughts and Crosses, Northern Lights and The Sight are all books that were bought for me by my parents when I was younger. They are still some of my all time favourite books and I love every single one. I look up at my bookshelf and they are all right there on my favourites shelf. I recommend every single one.
My Life Next Door is one that the boyfriend bought me as a gift. It became an instant favourite when I read it last year. It's such an easy read but a brilliant romance and amazing story.
I'm not sure if review copies count as gifts, but I am counting them!
These four are all amazing and I loved each one of them for different reasons. Far From You was a book that I thought was going to be a predictable thriller, but turned out to be so much more than that. It earned a five star review from me and blew me away. These Broken Stars started like Titanic, if Titanic was on a spaceship. Alienated was a brilliant, funny and unique romance story of a girl who gets a hot alien come visit as part of an exchange program. Into the Still Blue concluded one of my new favourite series and Maybe Someday combined my two favourite things, books and music!
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