Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2015


Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list the top books I read in 2015.

This year, I read some really lovely books, and it’s hard to whittle down my list to ten, but here I try anyway.


  1. The Secret History by Donna Tartt – I don’t know why I waited so long to read this book. It’s an absolutely amazing read, and I relished every reading minute.
  2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – This was the runaway thriller of the year in 2015, and won a well-deserved Best Thriller award on Goodreads.
  3. The Leopard by Jo Nesbo – This thriller features Nesbo’s detective Harry Hole. Very enjoyable!
  4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Beautifully written, amazingly moving, great characters. Again, I don’t know why I waited so long to read this book. Probably I was scared it would prove to be over-hyped.
  5. The Ghost Runner by Parker Bilal – This is part of a crime-thriller series set in Egypt. I loved the exotic setting, and the quality of the suspense is also very good.
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  7. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell – I didn’t feature this book on my blog. Probably because it was so addictive, I read it continuously and finished it over a weekend. Considering this is a massive chunkster, finishing this book at one stretch is a massive feat.Can’t help it was just too gripping!
  8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J.Maas – This book was my introduction to this author, and I loved it so much that I went back and read the entire Throne of Glass series by her.
  9. Throne of Glass by Sarah J.Maas – I am including the entire series as again this series was so fantastic that I read all the books back-to-back.
  10. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters – Moody and atmospheric. I read this ghost story over Halloween and it was just note-perfect for my mood.
  11. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel – I went into this book with a lot of apprehension. A lot of book bloggers had mentioned that it is a difficult book to read. What I missed was their recommendations that the book was worth it anyway. I think so too. Amazing, and I just can’t wait to read Bring up the Bodies, which is its sequel.

What were your best books of the year?

  • Dennis the Vizsla

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  • Good choices! I am always thrilled to see The Secret History on best-of lists for litrally any year. It’s such a good book!!


    I have only read two books from your list. And Girl on the train is on my best books of this year list too. Adding the rest of the books to my tbr list 🙂

  • Gwendolyn Burke

    Girl on the Train was def good. Throne of Glass I enjoyed as well. I still need to read The Book Thief =/

  • I seriously despised Wolf Hall – but I loved the others on your list 🙂 Harry Hole is one of my favorite detectives, and Throne of Glass is just plain amazing 🙂

    Tanya Patrice

    • Nishita

      @girlxoxo:disqus Despised? Why?

  • Jazz

    Queen of Shadows is on my list this week too. I cannot wait to get to ACOTAR!

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  • Lipsy Pennell

    I love The Book Thief too. Nice to see Sarah J Maas there too. I still haven’t read ACOTAR yet though.

    • Nishita

      @lipsypennell:disqus if you liked Throne of Glass, I think you”ll like ACOTAR too. It’s a pretty solid start to a series.

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