Thursday, 18 June 2015

My Top Ten Books of 2015 so far!



I say it every year but 2015 has been an incredible year for books and we're not even halfway through it yet! Huge thanks to the amazing authors and publishers with their brilliant books which have kept me (relatively) sane this year. Choosing a top ten was more difficult than I had expected - trying to put them in some kind of order was even harder but I have kind-of managed it. There are loads I have missed out which I really, really didn't want to! But a top fifty would probably have tested your patience with me...

Here's to another six and a half months of wonderful books...




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Jane never lets me down with her books but The Vintage Cinema Club was my favourite by far! The three main leading women were warm, funny, inspiring and a joy to read. The story was fresh, the vintage detail described beautifully and just look at that cover...!

9

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Jane Costello always cheers me up with her witty novels and I laughed right through The Love Shack. I completely fell for the couple of Dan and Gemma, as well as Dan's mum who they're forced to move in with so they can save for their dream home. Who doesn't want to read about the pain of moving in with the in-laws, so long as you're not in that situation yourself!

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The paperback publication of The Olive Branch is not until July 2 - my review is scheduled closer to the time - but it is so worth adding to your summer reads! Jo takes you on a fictional holiday to the Italian countryside and her gorgeous descriptive writing brings the setting to life and the story is effortlessly uplifting.

7

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That twist!! The Day We Disappeared is worth buying for the twist alone. Or maybe just because Lucy is an incredibly talented writer who writes amazing stories which drag you right in and don't let go. Beautiful, mysterious, fantastic.

6

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The Silent Hours is the most phenomenal debut novel. I'll never forget the characters and I'll never read a book like it again. Heart-breaking, incredible and purely beautiful.

5

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Jenny writes such fun novels with underlying beautiful messages. I connected with main character Betty more than any other character I can ever remember and this book was just a stunner.

4

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I'm still sulking because I don't have my own Tang. A Robot in the Garden is a book like no other I've read before and it was such a delight to read. It's such a sweet, charming book which gave me the warm fuzzies and had me smiling like a loon throughout. Laugh out loud funny with the cutest robot you will ever meet!

3

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What I love (well one of several things) about Kerry's novels are how she takes very realistic situations and turns them into wonderfully entertaining, powerful stories. I was completely engrossed in The Island Escape and this book, more than most, I hated to see end. For me, it's the perfect beach read.

2

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We Are All Made of Stars has the most beautiful plot-line and title going for me. This book was immensely good. The main character was an inspiration, so strong and generous with her care for others. The letters were sublimely written, ones to melt your heart, break your heart, make you laugh or all three at once. I was moved so much by this book and I adored every single second and even though I read a fair bit of it through tears, with the warmth and wit Rowan brings to her writing too, I broke out into a smile so many times too.

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Where do I start with this book? Three Amazing Things About You was one of the first books I read this year and I'm pretty sure I've thought about these characters on a daily basis since. This will be my book of the year - I don't think anything could ever top the emotional impact this book had on me, the incredible writing ability Jill possesses, the pure and outright beauty of this novel. Such a special book and honestly my favourite book in the whole world ever.

4 comments:

  1. I love the write ups of some of these and they will definitely be added to my TBR pile. I will honestly say that pretty much anything Jill Mansell writes is straight on my TBR list anyway she's fabulous. x

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    1. Oh great, I hope you enjoy them! I've only read two of Jill's books, have lots more, but they were both stunning, must read more! x

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  2. Love your list!! I found some I haven't heard of.... now to hunt them down and buy them! lol

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    1. Yay I hope you like them! The pressure! ;)

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