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Best Books of 2015 (if I do say so myself)

Welcome everyone to 2016! It’s time to set a new TBR and a new Goodreads challenge to fail! Yay! But first, I’m going to share with you my favourite books I read in 2015. I’ve raved about pretty much all of these books before, so I’m not going to make a big speech about why each book is awesome and why you should read it. I will just link my review for each. How’s that? They are in no particular order (except 1 and 2 which were my favourites of the year!). 1 – The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman – Review 2 – The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins – Review 3 – Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas – Review 4 – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – Review 5 – Sabriel by Garth Nix – Review 6 – The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes – Review 7 – The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – Review 8 – Golden Son …

My top books of 2015 (so far)

So we’ve reached the half-way point in the year. That wonderful time when we think “thank the stars that it’s half over” concomitant with “holy crap! how is it halfway through the year already!” I have to say I’m not particularly impressed with my progress with reading this year. I haven’t read anywhere near as many books as I wanted to by this point, but as I am in the final year of my PhD I will have to cut myself some slack. But here are my top five books of 2015 so far (in no particular order). 1. Golden Son by Pierce Brown I absolutely LOVED Red Rising and pre-ordered this one as soon as I could. Now while I know that I loved this book, I can’t really put my thoughts into any kind of logical thread. While I was reading it I was suffering from appendicitis/in hospital/recovering from surgery so I’m a wee bit scattered on it, but I know that I absolutely loved it! You can see my review of Red …

Book Review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Imagine you’re in a post-apocalyptic world where if you open your eyes and see some…thing… you will die horribly. How are you going to survive? How are you going to get food and water and protect yourself with your freaking eyes closed? Sounds fucking terrifying huh? Welcome to Bird Box. “It’s better to face madness with a plan than to sit still and let it take you in pieces.” What’s it about? Mallory finds out she’s pregnant the day the world ends. Something is making people go crazy and murdery when they see ‘something’ and the only chance for survival is to never open your eyes outside. Unless you want to die and awful bloody death. For five years Mallory has trained her children to be like baby versions of Daredevil with super developed senses so that when they eventually have to leave their home, they just might have a chance of making it to safety. What I thought: I really liked this book. It was bloody creepy. I have never read a book that …