Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I wasn’t planning on participating in today’s Top Ten Tuesday, but then I saw that the topic was the top ten books you read in 2015, and I thought “well, I can’t let that one pass me by, now can I?”. Although the year isn’t officially over yet – I still have to read four books to win my Goodreads challenge and I’m behind (eeeks) – it seems like as good a time as any to tell you about my favourite books of the year. Of course, I didn’t count rereads, and there will also be two honourable mentions at the end… Oh, and these are in no particular order (as always) and the links lead to my reviews of the novels.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: Okay, I said these were in no particular order, but this one might very well be the favourite of my favourites. This books is absolutely wonderful and amazing, and I kind of want to reread it already.
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: I read this at the beginning of the year during Bout of Books and was blown away by it. The plot is amazing, and the writing style is unlike anything I’ve ever read.
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: I kind of discovered Rainbow Rowell this year, and I think she’s becoming one of my favourite authors. Eleanor & Park is a beautiful testament to first love and I absolutely adored it.
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: Like I said, I discovered Rainbow Rowell… I actually read Fangirl before Eleanor & Park, and loved it so much. It was like a comforting blanket and a warm cup of tea all at once and I’ve rarely felt so connected to a character as I did to Cath.
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Another author I discovered this year! At the start of the year, I decided to read more different genres, and Throne of Glass was my first foray into YA fantasy. I LOVED IT. I’m getting hyped just thinking about it.
- Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas: I loved this one even more than Throne of Glass, which makes me very excited to continue reading this series.
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: I read this only recently, so there’s no review yet, but I was very impressed by this story about the Second World War. It’s amazingly written and the story felt very real.
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: This one had been on my TBR for ages (what with it being a classic and all) and it didn’t disappoint. I think it’s one of my all time favourite classics.
- Cress by Marissa Meyer: This is also the year I started reading The Lunar Chronicles. I really love the series, but Cress is definitely my favourite!
- We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver: I had to read this novel for my literature course and I was so very impressed with it! I haven’t written a review about it and I don’t think I will, because I’m not sure if I can coherently put down my thoughts about this amazing piece of literature. Who knows, perhaps I’ll try anyway!
And then there are those two honourable mentions I mentioned (haha), which are Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë and The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. I gave both of these books four stars on Goodreads, but I did really love them and they really stayed with me, so I figured I should mention them here as well.
That’s it! These are my top ten favourite books I read in 2015. What are some of your favourite books you’ve read this year? Let me know!