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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Leopard by Jo Nesbo – This thriller features Nesbo’s detective Harry Hole. Very enjoyable!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?