Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Top 5 Books of 2015!

2015 was probably my best year for reading, but probably my worst for spending the majority of my money on books that I still haven't read! After trying to decide my favourites of the year, I've managed to come up with my top five. Here they are:

(5) Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

I read this book during the summer, while on holiday. I loved the characters, and I just fell in love with the storyline. It's a Historical Fiction novel, which is something that I've never really delved into before. But I'm so glad I did, because this is one of my favourite books of all time! It has several plot twists that are just amazing. I love, love, love this book. I want to re-read it now haha. If you haven't read this book, I would highly suggest picking it up.

(4) You Deserve A Drink by Mamrie Hart

I've been wanting to pick this up ever since it was published in May of this year. Mamrie Hart is one of, if not my favourite, YouTuber. She is hilarious, and genuinely always makes me laugh! This book definitely stood up to those standards, and I laughed pretty much the whole way through. How do you do it Mamrie?? I have a book review on there here :)

(3) We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

After hearing about all the hype that this book was getting over on BookTube and Goodreads, I decided it was time to get it. Despite, this book confusing my brain with the outcome, I adored the storyline and the way it all came around. If only you had seen my facial expression as the book ended... I don't want to give anything away with this book, so I'm trying to be as brief as possible. All I can say is, read this. Do not look at any reviews etc. You'll be so mad that you did.

(2) Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens (Trigger warning: rape, self harm)

Agh, this book. It's fantastic. I read this at the beginning of June, and although there is some gaps in what I remember, I do know that I adored it. I'm still trying to get over my love for Bodee, he is honestly the best male character I have ever come across in a book. And the relationship between Alexi and Bodee, is so lovely and actually, it made me jealous. I wish I had a friendship as strong as they do. Again, I don't want to spoil anything but I seriously want you to read this!

(1) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

It was really tough to decide whether this book, or Faking Normal, was my favourite of 2015. Obviously, in the end I chose Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. This book is so beautifully written, and it involves photographs that work so well as visual aids for prompting your imagination. Ransom Riggs became my favourite author after reading this, simply because of the way he writes. I can't tell you enough how great he uses words to capture everything so well. After reading up on this trilogy, I seen how much preparation Riggs put into gathering photographs, and using those as his inspiration to create this story. I'm so thankful that he made this book! Each and every character involved is so unique. I don't think I could even give you a favourite character, because they are all so full of personality. Although, Deirdre the talking Emu-Raffe is pretty great! ;)
If you haven't read this, you're missing out on one hell of an experience!

I hope you all enjoyed this post, let me know what your favourite book of 2015 was!
My 2016 resolution - buy as little books as I can manage, and read the books I already own :)
What are your resolutions for 2016, reading or in general?

Happy New Year, everyone! See you in 2016 :)
Love, Laura xx

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