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Top 10 Books of 2015

It’s that time of the year again where we look back and pay homage to all the books that left me feeling awed, curled up in a ball crying or wondering what next I would do with my life since I’d finished the book.

In no particular order here are Infinity Reads’ Top 10 Books of 2015

NOTE: The book titles link to my reviews if you’re interested

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven 

Perhaps the first book I’ve ever read that tackled mental illness and got me interested into reading diversity.  All the Bright Places was beautiful in all the delicate ways it handled mental illness and created unforgettable characters. And there’s a movie happening!

Winter by Marissa Meyer

The epic conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles series. It was 800 pages of every emotion I could ever imagine from pride to joy to hatred.

Heir of Fire by Sarah.J.Maas

This book was, with lack of a better word to describe it, on fire. There was so much adrenaline and character development.

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes 

Another unique book that explored issues such as blind faith and painted such a brutal world in all its goriness.

An Ember in The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An epic fantasy read that was exotic, smart and a great start to what I believe will be an epic series.

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfield 

Another unique book. Gosh 2015 was a year of trying new things wasn’t it. I highly enjoyed the concept of a book within a book and the supernatural elements were very cool.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margarot Atwood

Okay I need to stop saying this. But this book was also very unique. It evokes thinking in the reader about issues such as feminism and oppression and women’s place in society.

Am I normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

A recent read this also tackled mental illness but in a more honest, down to Earth manner. The protagonist has one of the most distinct and memorable voices that I’ve ever heard.

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan 

Of course it won’t be a top 10 without Uncle Rick making an appearance. Back with the same old witty humour, education on mythology and unforgettable characters The Sword of Summer is the beginning of one epicly funny series about Vikings.

Queen of Shadows by Sarah.J.Maas

Another epic book in the Throne of Glass series with all its plot twists, unique characters and fantastic elements.

What are some of your favourite reads of 2015?



The Book Blogger TMI Tag

It’s high time you guys got to know a little bit more about me because I’m so interesting you know. I saw this tag over at Spines & Covers and decided it was perfect

How old are you?


What book are you reading?

I’m currently reading Captive Prince by C.S.Pacat and it’s unlike anything I’ve read before!

What are you wearing?

Nothing 😉 JOKES

My favourite black trousers and a sweater


Percy and Annabeth from the Percy Jackson series. Percabeth is life!


Blogger or WordPress?

WordPress because this is where it all began

Going outside being active or staying in and reading a book?

I’d love to do a bit of both but I’d always choose reading over anything so

What is the last book you read?

Am I normal yet? by Holly Bourne. I absolutely loved it and reviewed it here.

What is the book you’re going to read next?

Prince’s Gambit, the sequel to Captive Prince

Ebooks-yes or no?

I’ve always been a bit old fashioned when it comes to books and loved the traditional paperback, I have nothing against ebooks just that I don’t find them suitable for myself. They’re great technology as long as they don’t completely replace ye old paperback.

Where do you prefer to read?

In my bed or on this special chair overlooking my back yard

Who is the last person you tweeted?

Probably @PneguinTeenAus aha

Whose blog did you look at last?

Spines & Covers

Who is your favourite blogger?

Hmm…there are wayy too many though

Faith@ Fangirl World because she’s my twin

YA Midnight Reads 

Happy Indulgence 

yep those are my top three bitches

Who is your favourite book-tuber?

Catriona at Little Book Owl!

What do you do when someone tells you reading is boring?

Tell them their life is boring. Nah realistically I’d go “each to their own”

Who is the last author you spoke to?

Sarah.J.Maas and C.S.Pacat when I met them at Supanova

Who is the last person you texted?

I texted my best friend Happy Birthday

Who is your all-time favourite character?

Lizzie Bennet


All the UKYA I have ever read I have loved so yeah

What is your preferred drink whilst reading?

Indian Tea ❤

If you hated reading, what would you be doing instead?

I don’t even want to fathom that thought but probably Netflix instead

How many bookshelves/bookcases do you have?

Just one sad lonely bookshelf and millions of boxes full of books

If you had the choice to meet all of your favourite book bloggers or all of your favourite authors, which would you pick? you can only pick one.

I would pick all my favourite authors. My favourite bloggers would understand why I made that choice.

Insta-Love-yes or no?

NO! it’s pretty unrealistic and just ugh I like seeing relationships develop gradually.

Favourite author?

Too many but Jane Austen, John Green, Rick Riordan would be a few

What is the number one book on your wishlist?

A Hardcover box set of Jane Austen’s novels thanks ❤

Do you prefer books with female or male protagonists?

I like to read a bit of both. How about dual POVs from a male AND a female’s perspective?

What is the last song you listened to?

For Him by Troye Sivan. His new album is AMAZING

Which do you enjoy reading more- negative reviews or positive reviews?

I like reviews that provide constructive criticism highlighting the good and the bad. I aspire to do that in my reviews as well.

Who are you going to tag?

Whoever feels like doing this tag feel free to answer the questions above!