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:
The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
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!
All of the Above by James Dawson
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.
The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo by Catherine Johnson
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.
Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell
This book kicked off my obsession with the Red Eye series and is by far the scariest thing I read in 2015.
Me & Mr J by Rachel McIntyre
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).
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
I read this book in a day and was left reeling by it. Expect massive plot twists and extreme emotions in this incredible debut.
Darkmere by Helen Maslin
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.
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
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.
Seed by Lisa Heathfield
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.
Asking for It by Louise O’Neill
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!