Just before I push on with this, I just want to apologize for not writing one for 2014.
In this countdown of mine, even if I have read them over the past year they may not have been written in the past year. I would also love to read some of your top 10 reads of 2015. Please write them in the comments below.
MY TOP 10 READS OF 2015.
1. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein – Heartbreaking story about the love between a racing driver and his faithful companion – his dog, Enzo.
2. Jeremy Poldark (The Poldark Saga #3) by Winston Graham Ross is tried for rioting. But he has many enemies. A wonderful 3rd book in the Poldark saga.
3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – A circus arrives without warning. What are the secrets within? A beautifully written story. Very memorable.
4. You’re The One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher – On the eve of her wedding, Maddy must choose between her fiance Rob and her childhood friend Ben. A perfect book to read on the beach.
5. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton – Petronella arrives at the Brandt household and is given a replica of her house by her husband in 17th century Amsterdam. The Brandt household is full of secrets.
6. Ross Poldark by Winston Graham – First book in the Poldark saga. Read this because I watched the BBC adaptation and fell in love with it. Very vividly written, I highly recommend it.
7. Testement of Youth by Vera Brittain – Written by the famous war poet who lost both her brother and her fiance to the First World War battlefields. She obviously loved her fiance Roland very much, and the book charts post-war life right up until she married her husband. A long book, but very good from a generational perspective.
8. Travelling to Infinity by Jane Hawking – Written by Stephen Hawking’s ex- wife, this book is all about their marriage and is the basis for the film A Theory of Everything.
9. The Five People you Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom – The story of a fairground maintainance man, Eddie, who is killed when he tries to save a girl from a falling amusement park ride. When he goes to Heaven, he meets five people who made a difference to his life when he was alive. Through this, he learns about life, death, and love. A great book to read if you are ever at a loose end about your life and worth.
10. Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan – An Australian POW is haunted by the love affair he had with his uncle’s wife two years before. A suprisingly heartbreaking book…
Thanks for reading my list. What are your Top 10 reads of 2015?