HAPPY NEW YEAR!
May your 2016 be wonderful and full of fun and better than ever!
I had a really great 2015 and I cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store.
For one last send off for 2015, today I bring you a handful of my favourite books that I read in 2015!
Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne
This year was the year I discovered my favourite author and my favourite book ever. I read all three of Holly’s books this year and I fell in love with her writing and her characters. I have reviewed all three of her books which you can check out here:
The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
Am I Normal Yet?
The Lost and The Found – Cat Clarke
This is a fantastic thrilling ride of a book. TLATF is a story that follows a family who have spent thirteen years grieving over a missing child. But what happens when the missing child comes back?
I flew through this book, I loved it so much.
I did a couple of posts around this book:
The Lost and The Found REVIEW
Interview with Cat Clarke
The World’s Wife – Carol Ann Duffy
The World’s Wife is the first poetry collection that I wholeheartedly adored. The World’s Wife contains poetry written from the perspective of famous men’s counterparts from Queen Kong to Mrs Darwin to the Devil’s wife. It’s a brilliant collection that isn’t intimidating at all, so if you’re looking to read more poetry in 2016 then I definitely recommend this one.
The Bookshop Book – Jen Campbell
I love bookshops. And this book is a love letter to them. The Bookshop Book is filled with interesting stories about 300 bookshops around the world. From famous authors talking about their favourite bookshops to bookshop owners across the world to the most non-traditional bookshops. This is the first book I’ve read by Jen and I can’t wait to read more of her work. She’s also a fantastic booktuber with a fantastic taste in books which you can check out here:
Only Ever Yours + Asking For It – Louise O’Neill.
Okay, so I’m cheating here by going over the ‘handful’ limit but I read both of Louise O’Neill’s novels this year and I HAD to talk about them. Both novels deal with feminist topics that don’t get talked about enough. Only Ever Yours is a dystopian novel where girls are pressured to be perfect in order to be wives. Asking For It is a contemporary novel about rape culture and sexual consent. Louise is a brutally honest writer, which I aspire to be and I really hope more people read her works.
Thanks for reading and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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