2015 has been an interesting year for reading for me. I had set myself to read 24 books that I hadn't read before of which I was able to read 23. Yes, I missed my goal by just one book, and you might think this should make me feel sad. But I was enjoying my last month way too much to have been bothered by this.
Nevertheless, I still read quite a few and here is my list of three books that I was glad I read. This list is in no particular order, so without further ado, here they are.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is a story of two sisters during World War Two. “In love, we find out who we want to be, in war we found out who we are.” The story takes you through the lives of two very different sisters, how they cope through the atrocities of war, what breaks them, and what gives them strength. (Read my review here.)
The next we have is The Good Girl by Mary Kubica. I loved the way it is written with multiple points of views except that of the protagonist until the very last chapter. And when you reach it you are left dumbfounded as your understanding of the entire story changes. (You can read my review of this one here.)
And the last book I want to tell you about is The Banks of Certain Rivers by Jon Harrison. This one was recommended to me by one of my favorite authors Catherine McKenzie. I haven’t read many books written by men with man’s point of view, so I liked the authenticity of what the main character Neil Kazenzaki feels when a tragic accident leaves his wife seriously debilitated. I didn’t really understand the connection between the name of the book and the story. But this story of family, loss and love really pulled me in.
That’s my pick from the books I read; that is not to say I didn’t enjoy the others I read. Baring a few which I truly felt was a waste of my time, I loved most of the books I read. (Quite impressed by my skill of picking up books, I must say ;-))
Which have been your favorite books from 2015, let me know in the comments below.