Not gonna lie, I read a hell of a lot of books this year. 100 to be exact. If you’d like to know everything I read and check out some of the reviews that didn’t make it to this blog than check out my Goodreads here.
Today I’d like to highlight some of my favorite reads of 2015.
If you like magic, wonder, and the very essence of creative storytelling give these stories a shot. In order, these stories feature a gang of criminals and their heist of a killer magic drug, a Harry Potter-esque magical boarding school featuring good humor and the most spectacular vampire/wizard gay romance of all time (and possibly ever), a whimsical circus created in the midst of a deathly bet and budding romance, and lastly, a romp through several parallel versions of London with varying degrees of magic by a spectacular duo of a man who makes doors to other worlds, and a girl who dreams of being a pirate but specializes in thievery.
- Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab
If video games, superheroes, and dystopian stories are your cup of tea then you’re in for a treat.
A stunning take on the fairy tale/ happily ever after theme, wrapped up in a boarding school comedy, teeming with malicious undertones and warnings.
A darling tale about a father’s extraordinary adventure to procure some milk amidst dinosaurs who pilot hot air balloons, aliens from outer space, and ancient human in time.
One of these broke my heart, and the other busted my gut. I dare you to guess which is which.
If you write, read this. Hands down the best book on writing I’ve ever read. I recommend this to anyone who wants to tell stories of any kind.
These are all additions to my life library. Dealing with topics like depression, anxiety, productivity, creation, kindness, obligation, human suffering, and how to happy, these are now my go to list of books to give as gifts. Everyone should read them.
Sex, violence, space, war, aliens, so much snark you won’t know what to do with yourself. One of the best stories being told at the moment, and certainly the best comic of the year.
So here’s my list. I’m really enjoying reading and watching everyone’s top lists this year. My goodreads tbr has taken a serious hit. As for 2016, I’m hoping to read 125 books since I hit my goal this year and actually went about two months (over the course of the year) without reading anything.
Let me know down below what your favorite books are from this past reading year and I’ll see you next time.