I read so many good books last year. It was a great year for me reading wise, and I thought I’d let you know what my Top 10 favourites were. Most of them weren’t released last year (I take a while to get around to reading books), but I still read them last year and they were all brilliant! I may have cheated a bit and combined some sets rather than individual books but hey 10 isn’t enough sometimes! I’m also not going to give these books ratings as they’re all 5 stars or they wouldn’t be my favourites! These are my Top 10 Books of 2015:
Title: Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba
Release Date: December 2003-May 2006
Review: This manga series is amazing! The art style, the story, the covers and feeling of the books themselves! They’re just so great and I read them as soon as I got them I was that excited! The story is so original, I love how it develops and the ending is everything I wanted!
Title: Dracula by Bram Stoker
Release Date: First published 1897
Review: I love love love classic books, and the Penguin Clothbound Classic books are so pretty and are something I’ve been collecting for a while now. This was my first time reading Dracula, and although it took me a while to get through due to the ‘old timey’ language, it was so good! I couldn’t wait to read it everyday and the story is just as amazing as everyone says. It may have been written over a century ago, but it definitely hasn’t lost it’s greatness at all!
Title: The Book Thief by Markus Zusack
Release Date: 1st January 2008
Review: THIS IS MY FAVOURITE BOOK. I had this on my shelf for so long before I read it and I can’t believe I waited such a long time before I got round to it! I love the setting, wartime is one of my favourite settings for books because I just love history so much and it’s all so interesting. I also loved how beautifully written it was, and the narrator being Death added a further unique element to the book and how it was told. I can’t explain my love for this book, the ending is as brilliant as the beginning was and I can’t recommend it enough.
Title: Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L.James
Release Date: April 2012
Review: I know these books have had a lot of controversy over them and a wide range of both criticism and praise but I love them. I’m not a fan of erotica at all, but these books had such a bigger story to them than just the erotic side. In fact when I read Grey (the first Fifty Shades book told from Christian’s perspective), I realised that there isn’t as much erotica in there as I first thought, it really is mainly about the love story between Ana and Christian. I read through them so quickly because I couldn’t put them down, and even know I just want to re-read them because I love the story and yes, it isn’t written the best and there are errors but I love them all the same.
Title: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
Release Date: 8th May 2014
Review: First off I love the cover for this one because it’s so simple but stands out so well compared to other books. I didn’t know what this was about really when I picked it up other than the vague synopsis on the back, but I’m so glad I did. It was so interesting and insightful into the spy world, and I loved how it was told from various perspectives and the twists and turns were all so great that together it really made such an amazing book.