Hell yeah, I just finished my Goodreads Reading Challenge. At the beginning of 2015 I set myself the goal to read at least 60 books and with finishing “Still Alice” yesterday evening I reached that goal just in time for the year to end. So I thought today is the day to finally show you some of my favorite books that I’ve read this year. Sit back, grab some popcorn, open amazon and hit the order button because duh, these books really are good!!
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn: I’m usually not the typical thriller kinda girl. And I kinda hated Gone Girl (both the movie and the book), but when I had to read this book for uni, I was sucked into the brilliantly constructed world of Gillian Flynn. That gifted author always manages to create the most complex and unusual female villains – READ THIS BOOK, please, just do it!
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion: Oh how much did I love this book. I fell in love with the main character from page one, as he somewhat reminded me of Sheldon Cooper. And duh, I love me some nerd! You should really check this witty tale of love and change out if you haven’t read it by now!!
All the bright places by Jennifer Niven: Aaaaah that was one of the very first books I’ve read this year and I still haven’t forgotten the beautiful story. I admit, that book had me in sobs almost from the first to the last page! But I’d recommend this suicide-story anyway. Such an insightful written approach to this highly complicated and triggering topic.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab: Oh my god I can’t even express my love for Schwab’s novels. In my opinion that woman is a brilliant mastermind and her stories are oh-so-amazing. You should really check out this book if you’re craving some page-turning, thrilling and clever YA/sci-fy-ish novel! Cannot wait for more of this author.
Every day by David Levithan: I don’t know why but for some reason this YA book really fascinated me and stuck with me for the whole year. I found Levithan’s writing style incredibly beautiful and the story very much intriguing. I know a lot of people didn’t like the sequel. But honestly, that’s why I never bothered to buy/read it :D
Leave your Mark by Aliza Licht: I guess by now we all know that I’m a sucker for inspirational stuff. And Aliza Licht definitely was my motivation this year. Her book motivated me more than anything else before to get off my ass and work, work, work to reach my goals. I’d recommend this book to every girl in need of some job inspiration and kick in the butt when it comes to life goals.
The strange and beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton: Apart from literally having one of the prettiest covers I’ve ever seen on a book, this was one of my all-time favorite reads. This fantastic story about the strange life of the Lavender family, in particular Ava, completely sucked me in its magical world. 10/10 would definitely recommend.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: Oh I absolutely loved this book. Seems like 2015 was the book of thrillers for me :D Hawkins’ writing style is pretty similar to Gillian Flynn and maybe that’s why I loved the book. And quite honestly, I didn’t expect that outcome at all!!
What has been your favorite read this year? And how many books did you manage to read?
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