2015 has been a good year for reading for me. I have tried out new authors and have been pleasantly surprised by the books I have read. Without further delays here are my favourite books of 2015 so far.
Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
I really enjoyed reading this book. A story that is dream like and has the power to change the common concepts of reality. This was my first experience of reading Murakami, which has made me want to read more of his works.
The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss
I do enjoy a good fantasy novel and the Name of the Wind for me was a great read. Modern fantasy novels are increasingly becoming less about the magic and more character based, which I like. Kvothe is an interesting character as he is more of an arrogant character, despite his hardships in life.
The Hero of Ages – Brandon Sanderson
The third and final book in the first Mistborn trilogy, which in my opinion was an epic read. This book was as action packed as a Hollywood blockbuster. One could imagine all the explosive battle scenes vividly in my mind. Moreover, like The Name of the Wind, the plot is driven by the main characters and there individual experiences to build to a big ending.
Paper Towns – John Green
Despite being a huge fan of book tube and what it stands for, it has taken me a while to read a John Green novel. I had huge expectations of Paper Towns and they were met. John Green tells a thought provoking coming of age story that is an emotional roller coaster shrouded in mystery. I would recommend this book to people who enjoyed The Catcher in The Rye and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.