Good morning everyone!!! This post will be super duper fun and exciting, so get your popcorn ready! Today I’ll be telling you the top ten favourite books I read in 2015 and in addition to that, I will also show you the statistics of the books I read this year and basically wrap up my year in books.
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Number of books read: 50
Number of rereads: 2
Number of books I did not finish: 3
Average rating: 3.7
Number of books rated 5 stars: 7
Number of books rated 4 stars: 25
Number of books rated 3 stars: 13
Number of books rated 2 stars: 4
Number of books rated 1 star: 0
Number of ebooks read: 23
Number of paperbacks/mass market paperbacks read: 19
Number of hardbacks/hardcovers read: 8
Total pages read: 19,879 pages
Average length of book read: 406 pages
Longest book read: Dance of Dragons (1,125 pages)
Shortest book read: Tales of Beedle the Bard (109 pages)
Number of books I read that I owned/bought: 37
Number of books I read that I borrowed from a friend: 4
Number of books I read that I borrowed from a family member: 3
Number of books I read that I borrowed from the library: 3
Top 10 Books I Read in 2015
#10. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
This amazingly written novel just had to make the list. I loved it for its writing and it characters, but I won’t talk too much about it because you guys probably already know how much I love it! In case you were wondering my full thoughts on the book, check out my review of it here.
#9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
My most recent read of the year, and it actually made it into this list! This is probably the reason why I posted this post so late into the year – most people have published their favourite books of the year in December but I could only make this post after I finished reading this book. I loved it and it just gives me so many emotions and the writing was incredible. I will make a review soon, so watch out for that!
#8. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
No surprise here again, but this stand-alone has really stolen my heart! I will not go into it further, because I have made a very extensive review of this amazing book here.
#7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Yet another no-brainer, especially if you have been following my blog for a while. I really liked The Night Circus. It was filled with magic, it has amazing characters, the romance was adorable, and the plot was wonderful. I loved the writing style, and how it just makes the atmosphere so beautiful and magical. I definitely recommend this to everyone.
#6. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
To be honest, I don’t know which book from the Raven King series is my favourite, but Blue Lily, Lily Blue is probably the one that gave me the most emotions. In this third book we are more involved in the characters, the plot has thickened, and everything is in full swing. As always, I love Stiefvater’s writing style, the dynamics between the characters was just beautiful, and I enjoyed every second of reading this novel. Not to mention the beautiful cover!
#5. The Shining by Stephen King
Another no surprise here! I read this book earlier this year – it was my first Stephen King – and I was hooked. I immediately started reading more books from him, but so far this is the best one. I enjoyed the horror parts of the book, but what I really like is the characters, the whole story of the father and his love for his family. More thoughts on the book on my review here.
#4. 1984 by George Orwell
This was the first time I’ve read a novel by George Orwell and I was in love. This novel, as you all know, is such a deep and meaningful book, and I really cannot say much about it other than how it really made me feel so many things. I was hooked and I just couldn’t stop reading this book!
#3. Sphere by Michael Crichton
This book is so close to my top favourite list and I am so sad that not many people mention it here in the book blogging community. This novel involves the underwater world, biology, aliens, and things that will blow your mind. In short, this is one hundred percent my kind of book. I just cannot begin to tell you how much I love this book. From the plot, to the characters, to the setting, to the ending that will just make you just sit in silence and stare into nothingness for a few minutes. Sphere is definitely a novel that will stick in my heart for a long, long time. Definitely recommend this to everyone, if you think you’d like these kind of books like I do.
#2. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
I only mentioned the third book of the series but I would just like to include all the books in the Chaos Walking trilogy because this has become probably one of my favourite series ever. It is filled with action, mind reading, a lot of blood and fighting, talking adorable animals, aliens, and such heartbreaking characters. I loved every bit of these three books and it is an amazing series which I would recommend to everyone. Still not convinced to read it? Read my whole review of the series here.
#1. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
And here we’ve come to my favourite book of the year! Which comes to no surprise, certainly not to myself. The Secret History was my second Donna Tartt book and I regret not reading this earlier. I was so in love with this book. It has all the things I want in a good book: amazing and poetic writing, a little bit of death and crime, wonderfully gorgeous yet flawed characters, a captivating setting, and a heartbreaking ending. Everything was perfect from beginning to end for me in this book, and I am so glad I discovered Donna Tartt this year. Here is my review of the book and if you have not been interested to read it until now, go read it now. It’s such a beautiful book.
Phew, that was a quite lengthy post! I’m glad you actually got through it! Tell me your thoughts of my favourite books, and share to us your favourite books of 2015! Hope you all have a lovely year ahead 😀