December 15: Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015
I’ve read a lot of amazing books this year, but this list was easier to compile than you might imagine. My three favourite books this year were all re-reads, and they are unlikely to be overturned in the near future, but the seven others I rated among my favourites were all books I’ve never read before, with four of those being 2015 releases.
1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (RR)
Still one of my favourite books of all time this is an exquisite, action packed novel. I adore the characters and the plot, and the writing is sublime.
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (RR)
The first novel in my favourite trilogy is dark and depressing, but littered with rays of hope. I love the character development and the amazing plotline this novel has to offer.
3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (RR)
The second book in my favourite trilogy is filled with absurd plot twists, as well as an impressive amount of build up for the concluding volume.
4. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
My favourite newly discovered book of 2015 is a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast, with shape-shifting faerie lords, beautiful prose and an excellent finale.
5. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
The second in ‘The Twilight Saga’, this novel sees Bella’s relationship with Jacob blossom. I loved exploring the world of the wolves, and the conclusion was intense.
6. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
This novel follows Don’s search to find his perfect wife – which doesn’t go quite as expected – and it is funny and charming in equal measure.
7. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
J.K. Rowling’s third installment in the Strike series sees a Jack the Ripper-esque serial killer on the loose in London. It is incredibly creepy and has a brilliant plot twist.
8. Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling
This is the Harvard commencement speech as given by J.K. Rowling, and is full of beautiful illustrations and inspirational words.
9. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
The epic conclusion to ‘The Twilight Saga’ wasn’t quite so epic as the film would have you believe. However, I did love getting to know new characters, including Reneesme.
10. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
This is an edge of your seat psychological thriller, with beautifully damaged characters, which has you questioning each and every individual and their motives.
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