Six of the Best Books of 2015
The year isn't over, but there have already been several standouts in the world of literature. Here are six books you won't want to miss from 2015.
1. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Judy Blume captivated a generation with her young adult books in the '70s and '80s. Now she's back and writing for her grown-up fans with In the Unlikely Event, a strange, absorbing tale about a group of strangers who find their lives forever altered after an accident.
2. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Two sisters struggle to understand life, love and sacrifice during World War II. It's a simple summary but a breathtaking book, so if you're at all a fan of sweeping historical epics and endings that will leave you talking for days, make sure you buy The Nightingale.
3. We Are Pirates by Daniel Handler
Best known for his children's books, Daniel tries his hand at adult literature with We Are Pirates and knocks it out of the park. Darkly humorous and thoroughly engaging, you'll go on a wild ride with these modern-day pirates in the San Francisco Bay.
4. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
A bored commuter notices the same couple every day during her train ride. They look happy enough, but when one of them goes missing, the commuter realizes that she may know more about their secrets than she thought. Exciting and suspenseful, this is a book for mystery lovers everywhere.
5. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
In a world where the red-blooded serve the silver-blooded, one young woman is forced to grow up quickly when she's thrust in the middle of a royal rebellion. While technically a book for young adults, Red Queen is a gripping story that all ages can enjoy, so don't be put off by the 16-year-old protagonist.
6. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Another WWII story, this one follows a veteran who finds post-war peacetime a more challenging battle than the ones he fought for his country. If you like deep, emotional character epics, you won't want to miss A God In Ruins.
Grab your reading glasses and curl up in the window nook; these books only represent half of the best literature of 2015. There are sure to be more delights published as the year goes on, so watch this space!
*This is a sponsored post; I have not personally read any of these but I do want to check some out such as The Girl on the Train*