It turns out that another year has come to an end. This was a tornado of a year and I’m still trying to find the scattered bits of my life and start living properly again. Of course, it wasn’t all bad; there were some lovely bits, and some of the loveliest bits were the books that I read.
It was a fabulous reading year for me and I liked nearly every book I read and some of them have become lifetime favourites that I think about nearly every week. These are the books that I would blindly recommend to everyone.
After a great deal of thought, here are my top 10 books out of the 55 I read this year (In no particular order)
- East of Eden by John Steinbeck
- Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar
- Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
- Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
- The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
- Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
- The Firebird by Saikat Majumdar
- White Teeth by Zadie Smith
- We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
A lot of women and coloured authors on this list, which makes me happy. Did you guys read diversely too this year?
I have a few more books that I adored nearly as much but these are the ones that made the final cut. Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What books would you recommend to a person who’s enjoyed these books? What are your favourite 2015 reads? Let me know in the comments! 🙂
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That’s all for today, guys.