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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

My Favourite Books of 2015!

2015 was a relatively good year for me when it came to reading, and I had a fairly difficult time choosing ten favourite books. There is no particular order to this list, just my overall favourites of the year, derived from the 67 books that I read in 2015. 

 Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma 

I have talking about this book quite a few times, but I cannot express enough what a powerful novel this is. Between the complex characters and hard plot, this is an emotional ride of a story. 

Never, Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

This romantic psychological thriller series is an addicting one. They follow a young couple who cannot keep their memory. They have no recollection of who they are or what happened to them, and work together to fix it. I stayed up through the night to read these short books, and cannot wait for the third one to be released at the end of this month. 

Damaged by Cathy Glass

This is another novel that deals with harsher topics, as this non-fiction work centres around an 8-year old that has severe anger issues and has been abandoned by her birth parents. Throughout this novel we follow her path and struggle to overcome the physical and psychological damage done to her - as told by her foster mother. 

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins 

This series was one of my favourites and I was sad to see it end. Stephanie Perkins' writing is effortless and captivating, making her characters and stories enjoyable to read. Although Anna's story will always be my favourite, I enjoyed this one for its elements of travel, friendship, and of course bringing together all of the previous characters. 

Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

This. Series. Though. If you follow me on Goodreads, you would have been witness to my gushing over these four books (Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, and Rush Too Far). These were so addicting and fast-paced, once I finished one I had to run to my bookstore to buy the next. It was these books that formed my appreciativeness of Abbi Glines, and I hope to read many more of her books this year. 

Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting 

Another new adult novel that I read this year, this one has older characters (meaning their early twenties) but still holds all of the drama you would expect from this genre. I also found this one to be addicting from the plot, but I will warn that there is more sexual content in these than the Abbi Glines ones. This year I hope to read the sequel Inked Armour, but I may need to reread this one to refresh myself on the small details. 

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Another series that I managed to finish, I was hooked from start to finish. This is not your typical young-adult dystopian read, although there are some similar aspects. I enjoyed how action packed this series was, and that it took turns the reader didn't see coming. 

Identical by Ellen Hopkins 

This is another psychological story, clearly I had an obsession with hard plots in 2015. As per all of her other works, this novel is written in the form of free verse, which makes all of her stories that much more intense. This one in particular is about two twin teenage girls, one who lives the life of the perfect child, and the other who receives a different type of love from their father. 

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins 

Similar to how I described Identical, this story follows three teenagers who find themselves on suicide watch at a mental hospital? Why? That is for the reader to find out. 

Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I know I said there was no order to this list, but this book (and series) may be at the top of my list. This series is so engaging, and psychologically interesting, that I can't help but love these books. They average at high ratings, so I know I am not the only one believing that! I have reviewed two of these books, so check them out if you are interested! 

What were some of your favourite books of 2015? Make sure you let me know in the comments, or tweet me! Hopefully we all some amazing books to add for next years list!

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