A couple of weeks ago, Top Ten Tuesday focused upon the ten best books read in 2015, but I had many, many more that I wanted to include, so I’m really grateful that this topic is so similar! I won’t be including any of the ten books on that list, which you can view here, but these are five more books that definitely deserve a mention.
5) ‘A Million Years In A Day’ by Greg Jenner
4) ‘Bad Feminist’ by Roxane Gay
I have read a helluva lot of feminist books this year, but ‘Bad Feminist’ was one of the ones I loved the most. Roxane’s voice is hilarious at the same time s being informative and thought-provoking, and her essays range from racism in the media to the competitiveness of Scrabble tournaments throughout America.
3) ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Avengers’
I loved the film, so getting to read more of the adventures of Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and Groot was a dream come true. I have some more volumes of this that I’m really looking forward to reading in the New Year – I’m hoping they’ll be as good.
2) ‘Red Rising’ by Pierce Brown
Okay, this is sort of, maybe, almost cheating, because it was a reread, but I finished my second read through of ‘Red Rising’ earlier this week and I still absolutely adore it. Darrow, Cassius, Mustang, Sevro, Roque… All of the characters are so easy to care for, despite their mixed backgrounds and sometimes awful actions, but I care for everyone in this world. I’ve finally started the sequel, ‘Golden Son’, so I’m just hoping it’ll do them all justice throughout.
1) ‘This Is Where It Ends’ by Marieke Nijkamp