This week we’re all talking about the Top Ten Books we’ve Read in 2015 and as soon as I saw this topic I knew I had to get my hands on it and give it a shot. So here we are, it’s the end of 2015 and this is the list of my favourite reads of this year.
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 1 by Yuuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki and Yuki Morisaki
This is mainly on the list because I loved the anime and I think that translated back to the manga when I read it. I don’t know if I’ll continue collecting but I will watch it again if they make another season.
Twilight: Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer
I freaked out when I heard about this and I actually really enjoyed it. I mainly brought it because I was curious about the premise but after reading it I actually really liked it and I might even like it better than the original!
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise Part 1 by Gene Luen Yang, Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino and Gurihiru
I thought that this was a really good opening comic to a series and I can’t wait to carry on collecting the series. If you like Avatar then you will probably really like this too. It carries on after the end of the final season and gives us a look into the events that happen after the final ‘battle’ and the long reaching consequences and problems that occur.
I really enjoyed this book. At first I wasn’t sold on it but then the story fleshed out and by the end of the book I was really invested in the characters and I really wanted to know what happened. This is a good book to introduce someone into the genre of Graphic Novels.
Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder
I was a little disappointed in this book truth be told. I didn’t really like the change in writing style that was introduced but I was so happy that she decided to continue with the series. I honestly thought that she had finished with it but turns out that there is going to be another two books. It was really nice to be able to read a new story about some of my favourite characters.
This was made even better by the fact that I got to meet the author Maria V. Snyder at a book signing and I even had the chance to interview her via email for a blog post!
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Reviewed)
I’m glad I read this this year. I want to try reading more of Victoria Schwab’s works and look forward to reading more in the new year. I was expecting to be blown away by this book but it fell a little flat for me unfortunately but I still enjoyed it enough for it to make this list.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
This was one of the only classics I read this year but I’m glad I read it. I don’t know what I was expecting when I went into this but I really liked it and I hope to go back and read it again eventually.
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (Reviewed)
You’re probably wondering why this isn’t one of my top two. Well it’s because it took me a long time to read this and I was a little out of my comfort zone. This was the first detective novel I have read and it took some getting used to. I still marvel over the writing and the amount of detail J.K.R goes into. The characters were all so real and I could easily imagine them in my head right down to how they sounded. It was like I was transported into a TV show in my head.
I loved it and I plan to read the second book, The Silkworm as soon as I can. I plan to buy it in the January sales so I can grab Career of Evil around the same time.
Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Reviewed)
I’m surprised too. When I read this I never expected it to be one of my favourite reads of the year but I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a quick read and deliciously sweet. I fell in love with this book because of the characters and the format. If you haven’t read this book yet then you seriously need to get a move on and pick it up!
The Martian by Andy Weir (Reviewed)
Yeah. I love this book. I will re-read this in the future. I loved this book so much I got my Mum to read it and she too loved it. I was surprised when I read this, I had been gifted this last Christmas and it took me months to pick it up. I have to admit the cover put me off.
This book had me on the edge of my seat so many times I lost count. I even started to annotate notes in the margins as I read because I found myself reacting to his sarcasm and responding with my own. I seriously loved this book and it deserves to have the top spot. I was a little late to this but I don’t care, I got there eventually and fell in love. This is a new favourite book and yes, this was the best book I read this year.
Well those are all of my top ten books of this year, are any of these on your list? Send me a link to your TTT I’d love to see your Top Books of 2015. I can’t wait to see what my list will be like next year!
Until next time,