My favourite books of 2015

Last year I made some resolutions and this year I made some more - they both have a common interest which is books. I love books and I think a lot of people share this common interest which is a really lovely thing. I really enjoy reading people's comments on a particular one and I hope to jump into them with as much enthusiasm.
There's also others who dislike a particular book, and you're inclined to agree, or sometimes you love it - that's something I love - mixed views. There is no right or wrong answer to if you enjoy it or not. I think this is what makes reading so special; you can emerge yourself into a book regardless of what others think around you. It can be a shared interest but each story has it's own effect on our mind, therefore making it a very personal interest at the same time.

I've recently caught the reading bug and it's really exciting, especially as I have so many I want to read - I think it mainly sprung back once I asked for a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas. I was lucky that Santa took note and brought it with him on his travels and I've fallen in love with it. I felt a little silly because I didn't know about the awesome features they had (I'll talk more at a later date).

All this bookish thoughts got me thinking 'what were my favourite reads of 2015?' - I read a total of 8 novels in 2015 which, isn't anything to brag about, but it's so much better than 2014 where I only read 1!
I was a book lover in my younger years and used to read quite a few; I really missed diving my head to another place and seeing where it went. I'm glad I got it back, but I do think 2016 will be much better!

1. Yours Truly - Kirsty Greenwood

It pains me to say that this book was in the bargain bin at The Works when we were on Holiday back in the Summer. How little did I know that from picking up for the first time, I smiled and thought 'this is so my book' - it never failed me in any which way!

It's such a gem of a book - funny and witty, it just had me hooked from the first sentence. I loved all the characters, it really did pick me up in every way because it so smooth. I wanted to know more about what was happening and if they'd get a happy ever after. I honestly can't tell you how many times I chuckled out loud to where Chris would turn round and go 'What's so funny?' 'Oh you.. you've got to kinda know what's going on to get it' - I recommend you simply go read it for yourself (if you're like me, love something light yet absorbing, but totally lovely and romantic!).

It's like Miranda.. in book form, with a Bridget Jones Twist!

2. The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance - Kirsty Greenwood

*Yeah, so I fell in love with Yours Truly, I had to tweet her and tell her how lovely it was - she replied(!) and we had a little convo (get me!) after a few tweets she mentioned she had a new book out (I kinda knew as I HAD to check Amazon for anymore, because I wanted them all!) and so instantly I brought her latest book - I'm sad she only has 2, I really hope she writes so many more*

Naturally, I stepped back and hoped I wouldn't get disappointed by the next book, which was silly really because like her other, I couldn't stop reading. I wanted to nail that smarmy bachelor too! And don't get me started on Summer! 
It was definitely one where I felt involved and feared that she will fall in love with the one thing she shouldn't and it'd all go wrong - it did, but somehow there was hope all along and it's what keeps you with the characters. Kirsty has a great way of presenting really strong characters who know their mind and it's something, I feel really draws me in.
A must read for a hopeless romantic!

3. Forgotten Girl - Naomi Jacobs

I came across this book whilst reading (a what I didn't realise - article) as it seemed like a dream or a short story and it had me hooked and very intrigued. My best friend, after sharing my interest of this article brought me this for my birthday. I was so excited and I couldn't wait to read it. It didn't disappoint and it's a story that will remain with me for a lifetime. It's one of them books that really strikes your soul, making you realise how precious our lives are. 
I did actually do a review on this book back when I read it, and I urge everyone to read it - it's such a touching recollection.

So there's my top 3 of 2015, I wonder what will be in 2016 - I can't wait to find out. I've already read one book and 4 chapters into my second. I'm hoping to continue it. 

Do you have a favourite book from 2015? Have I inspired you to read any of these?


  1. Eeek Ordered Forgotten Girl and Yours Truly cannot wait to read them - thanks for sharing :-)

  2. Oh I'm so happy to hear! I hope you really enjoy them lovely! I can't wait to hear what you think of them, hopefully as much of them as I do :) xx