My Five Best Books from 2015


2015, you saucy little bugger. You came, you saw, you conquered. 

When I wasn't drinking Prosecco, eating pizza, gallivanting off to Vegas to do a lot of boozing, gambling and little things like get hitched and buying a house, I was curled up on the sofa doing one of my favourite things in the world: reading. 

As you probably know, I gorge on books. I read insatiably. 'I am simply a ‘book drunkard.’ Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them,' said L.M. Montgomery, a person who knows where a good book can take you. 

Thus, I made my way through a great many books in the year that was 2015. And here are 
five books from that if you haven't read already, you need to in 2016... 

1) The one that you won't be able to stop telling your friends/mum/fellow commuters/colleagues/anyone that will listen about…

The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett 

There was a lot of hype ahead of the release of The Versions of Us and it really didn't disappoint. I love books that have a Sliding Doors theme - where one split second could change everything - and this had that ingredient. It was hailed as the new One Day but in my humble opinion it was much better. 
It's just really clever and beautifully written. In fact, writing this is making me want to re-read!

2) The one that you will LOL a lot at...

Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk 

It's no secret I am a HUGE Lindsey Kelk fan and Always the Bridesmaid is her Best. Book. Yet. Very, very funny. 

3) The one that will make you cry...

We Are All Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman 

Get a box of tissues and dive in. Immediately. It's really special. 

4) The one that will leave you shouting: OMG! That. Did. Not. Just. Happen…

The Day we Disappeared by Lucy Robinson

Not many plots keep you guessing until the last five pages. This one does. One surprise after another. You won't want to put it down.Oh and it gets 'Very Pretty Cover' award too. Always a bonus. 

5) The one that you won't be able to help but love… 

The World According to Danny Dyer: Life Lessons from the East End 

Oh you may scoff at this final entry but don't mock it until you've given it a go. I read this right at the end of last year as it was a Christmas gift and it really cheered up that awful lull post Xmas pre-New Year. 
Danny Dyer is just brilliant and as you read you can almost here him talking to you like an audio book! 

Every chapter had me laughing out loud. I mean, who doesn't want to hear DD's views on politics and current affairs?! 

What were your 2015 faves?

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