2015 was the year when I was supposed to focus on all those unread books that take up space on my bookshelves. I thought I’d stop buying so many books for my Kindle too.
I massively underestimated the power and lure of books.
I currently have TWO (and a half) shelves with unread books (I think it was only one at the beginning of the year), most of which I bought myself (mostly used, so there’s that!) and my Kindle is still bursting because I’ve… ehm… bought way too many books. But hey – one can never get too many books, right?!
2015 was a fabulous reading year for me – I read far more books that anticipated, and I read a few that were really good too. I also got hooked on NetGalley, which means I’ve read several titles that aren’t even published yet.
I’d like to sum up my reading year by mentioning some books I think are well worth reading, for many different reasons, but I won’t go into details – I’ll just let the titles sit here so you can consider getting hold of one or two or all of them. These are mostly YA, but some are adult titles, and some are non-fiction.
- Raziel Reid: WHEN EVERYTHING FEELS LIKE THE MOVIES
- Robin Talley: LIES WE TELL OURSELVES
- Katharine Edgar: FIVE WOUNDS
- Louise O’Neill: ASKING FOR IT
- Jessica Verdi: WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND
- Jojo Moyes: AFTER YOU
- Andrea Stuart: SUGAR IN THE BLOOD – a Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire
- Matt Haig: THE HUMANS
- Paula Hawkins: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
- Åsne Seierstad: ONE OF US
2016, here I come!