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Top 15 Books of 2015

It’s been a pretty decent year of reading. A lot of very good books accompanied alongside some other not so good. I’ve managed to compile my final list of 15 favourites that I read this year. Some are new releases, some are YA and there are also a fair amount of graphic novels included in there too. All, in my opinion were brilliant in their own way. Happy New Year, let’s hope 2016 brings a lot more reading.

15. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

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14. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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13. The Heir by Kiera Cass

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12. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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11. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

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10. All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher

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9. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley

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8) Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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7. The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins

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6. Monster: Perfect Edition, Vol 1 by Naoki Urasawa

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5. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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4. Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott

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3. Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

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2. Lobsters by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

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1. Winger by Andrew Smith

Ryan Dean West now has a special place in my heart. As one of my favourite stand-out protagonists, he’s made his way to the top spot of my 2015 top books compilation. This book was the perfect combination of humorous wit, heart-breaking emotion and excellent writing style. The characters are dynamic and engaging and the narrative is captivating and entirely thrilling.

The sequel, which I also had the pleasure of reading this year, was also a brilliant read that was so thoroughly enjoyable. Stand Off brought Sam Abernathy into Ryan Dean’s bewildering loser life – an adorably eccentric freshman that just won’t leave poor Ryan Dean alone. This instalment conveys multiple layers to Ryan Dean’s persona that we hadn’t previously delved into in the first book, which all made the narrative that extra fascinating.

Both these novels are easily some of the best writing I’ve experienced this year, containing everything I look for in an exciting and entertaining YA contemporary.

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