Best Books of 2015

This has been my first year of blogging and it’s really changed the way I read. I’ve read more, for a starter – partly because I wanted to have enough to blog about, and partly because I’ve been introduced to so many amazing new books.

I was a little torn when writing this as a lot of the amazing books I read this year weren’t published into 2015, but I decided to make this post about books that were published this year – sorry to some of the incredible books that missed out because they were published earlier!

So in no particular order, here are my top 10 reads of 2015:

10

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

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Aside from having the most beautiful book cover in the world, this book had a wonderfully crafted fantasy land that just made me want to read more – good job the sequel is out early next year!

9

All of the Above by James Dawson

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This book just spoke to me in the way it dealt with love and relationships and sexuality: it’s about who you love, not what gender they are.

8

The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo by Catherine Johnson

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This tale of deception is the perfect historical read and I couldn’t get through it fast enough. Everything about the characters was just perfect.

7

Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell

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This book kicked off my obsession with the Red Eye series and is by far the scariest thing I read in 2015.

6

Me & Mr J by Rachel McIntyre

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This tale of inappropriate love and horrific bullying was a perfect read – so much so I even got my youngest sister reading it (and these days she only reads Geek Girl).

5

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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I read this book in a day and was left reeling by it. Expect massive plot twists and extreme emotions in this incredible debut.

4

Darkmere by Helen Maslin

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This book was creepy as hell and one of the best dual narrative books I’ve read in a long time. It’s a brilliant debut and I can’t wait to see what she writes next.

3

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

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This book tackled a subject I’ve not really read about before, and it was incredibly emotional and eye opening. As well as being a great read, I think you can learn a lot from it.

2

Seed by Lisa Heathfield

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This book broke my heart a little, and contained some of the most beautiful prose I’ve read. The sequel can’t come soon enough.

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Asking for It by Louise O’Neill

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This one gave me so many (mostly horrible) emotions and left me stunned after. I think it’s a really important teenage read and if you haven’t read it yet then get on it!

2015 has been such a great year for reading and I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings!