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My Year in Books

Top 15 Books of 2015

It’s been a pretty decent year of reading. A lot of very good books accompanied alongside some other not so good. I’ve managed to compile my final list of 15 favourites that I read this year. Some are new releases, some are YA and there are also a fair amount of graphic novels included in there too. All, in my opinion were brilliant in their own way. Happy New Year, let’s hope 2016 brings a lot more reading.

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15) I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Review

Rating:four and a half hearts


1716215614) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Rating:four and a half hearts


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13) The Heir by Kiera Cass

Review

Rating:

four and a half hearts


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12) Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Review

Rating:

four and a half hearts


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11) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Review

Rating:

Five Heart Rating


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10) All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher

Review

Rating:

Five Heart Rating


 

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9) Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Review

Rating:

Five Heart Rating


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8) Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Rating:

Five Heart Rating


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7) The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins

Review

Rating:

Five Heart Rating


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6) Monster: Perfect Edition, Vol 1 by Naoki Urasawa

Review

Rating:

Five Heart Rating


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5) Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Review

Rating:

Five Heart Rating


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4) Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott

Rating:

Five Heart Rating


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3) Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

Review

Rating:

Five Heart Rating


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2) Lobsters by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

Review

Rating:

Five Heart Rating


 

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1) Winger by Andrew Smith

Rating:

Five Heart Rating

Ryan Dean West now has a special place in my heart. As one of my favourite stand-out protagonists, he’s made his way to the top spot of my 2015 top books compilation. This book was the perfect combination of humorous wit, heart-breaking emotion and excellent writing style. The characters are dynamic and engaging and the narrative is captivating and entirely thrilling.

The sequel, which I also had the pleasure of reading this year, was also a brilliant read that was so thoroughly enjoyable. Stand Off brought Sam Abernathy into Ryan Dean’s bewildering loser life – an adorably eccentric freshman that just won’t leave poor Ryan Dean alone. This instalment conveys multiple layers to Ryan Dean’s persona that we hadn’t previously delved into in the first book, which all made the narrative that extra fascinating.

Both these novels are easily some of the best writing I’ve experienced this year, containing everything I look for in an exciting and entertaining YA contemporary.

Review for Stand Off


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