Choosing to ignore the fact that the world almost fell apart in 2015, and too wary of the future to write a New Year’s Resolutions post; I’m doing a Favorite Books post instead 🙂
Without further ado,
My favorite reads in 2015:
- Business/ entrepreneurship
Elon Musk: Inventing the Future – by Ashlee Vance
I am in love with his mind. You can check out the post I published about this book here.
The Bell Jar – by Sylvia Plath
Months after finishing this book, it still haunts me. It explores Esther Greenwood’s thoughts as she falls into the grips of madness…can you imagine reading someone’s mind while they’re fighting mental illness? deeply captivating.
3. Science Fiction
The Martian – by Andy Weir
ملحمة الحرافيش – نجيب محفوظ
و هل هناك أجمل أو أبلغ من العربية؟
.نجيب لديه قدرة لغوية هائلة. وقعت في حب أسلوبه من أول فصل. لن تكون آخر تجربة
The Hobbit – by J.R.R. Tolkien
I read this one while being snowed in last winter, it was perfect, I completely lost track of time. Wrote a post about this one too…find it here.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette – by Maria Semple
I do enjoy chick-lit every once in a while. But I find it very difficult to find decent contemporary chick-lit. This one is terribly cute and funny 🙂 absolutely worth your time. I published a post about it recently.
Villette – by Charlotte Brontë
You saw this coming. As if I could make a favorite books post and not include Villette! I reread it this year, just like I’ve done every year since I discovered it. And it still pulls me in like a moth to a flame, every single time.
Many people do not like this novel, hate it, even. But that is because Lucy is a very complex character, so incredibly different from Jane Eyre…and I think they struggle to understand her.
A Thousand Splendid Suns-by Khaled Hosseini
Also a reread. The most heartbreaking adult drama and high on top of my all-time-favorites list. I believe that it’s Hosseini’s best work. It tells the story of Mariam and Laila, two strong Afghani women who take ‘endurance’ to whole new level.
It is better than several books that I read for the first time in 2015, and will continue to be my favorite adult drama.
9. Horror/ Thriller
IT-by Stephen King
I have just finished this one. An it’s the only thriller I read in 2015, but it really is amazing. A previous post about it can be found here.
10. Children’s Fiction/ fantasy
and last but definitely not least, this timeless masterpiece:
Harry Potter – J.K.Rowling
Of course I reread the Harry Potter books. Also while being snowed in… I get really quiet and mopey around my birthday so Harry Potter is my go-to book in that time. To quote Alan Rickman:
When I’m 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I’ll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me, ‘After all this time?’ And I will say ‘Always.’
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
That post took forever to make! My break is over, bye!