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 As I was going through my list of blog post ideas, it occured to me that I never actually got around to sharing with you guys my favourite books of 2015. I know I generally read and review a book straight away here on WBW, but sometimes you just have to pick your favourites. So without further ado, here are my top 5 favourite books that I read in 2015!

*Disclaimer: These are my favourite books that I read in 2015, that doesn’t mean they were published in 2015.*

  1. In Real Life by Joey Graceffa
    This was one of those books that I started to read knowing that I was going to love it straight away. Joey is one of my favourite YouTuber’s and when I found out he had released a book, I got my hands on it straight away. I also devoured this book to the point I had started and finished reading it all in the one day, I just couldn’t put it down. Click here to see what I thought of the book after I read it back in May.
  2. The Black Lotus by Kieran Fanning
    Kieran Fanning is an Irish author who lives locally. Kieran got picked up by Chicken House publisher for his book The Black Lotus, and I’m not surpised because this book was phenomenal, and that’s not being biased, because I wasn’t familiar with who Kieran was or much about the book before I read it. Click here to read my review of the book.
  3. Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan
    Another book by an Irish author, again I read this book completely not knowing what to expect. I had never read any of Celine’s books before, so I had no idea as to what her style of writing was, or whether I was even going to enjoy the book or not. To be honest, I went in thinking I was going to hate it, but I ended up finishing the book with literal tears of joy. Read my full review of the book (tears and all) here!

  4. Tinder by Sally Gardner and David Roberts
    Where do I start with this one… I picked this up in my local bookstore one day on a whim, saw that it was both a book, and illustrated, and brought it straight to the counter to purchase it. It is a retelling of a fairy tale, and it’s extremely well done, because I was unfamiliar with the fairytale, and didn’t even realise it was one until the end when I read the acknowledgements. Oh, and the illustrations are fab too! Read my full review of Tinder here!
  5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    This book was recommended to me by cousin. Normally I’m not one for reading this type of book, and I probably never would have picked this book up to read in a million years, only my cousin said I needed to read it. It took me a while after getting my copy to pick it up and start actually reading it, but I’m glad I did now. It was… different, and it will be one of them books I won’t forget in a hurry. Read my review here.