2015 was quite a mixed reading year for me. I didn't read as much as I wanted, at least the second half of the year I was in a reading slump. But even though I didn't read that many books, most of the books were really good reading experiences. I'm gonna share the best of them with you. I'm not gonna tell you too much about the books, but more about why I liked them. I'll also link their Goodreads pages.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak was an exceptional experience. The book is beautifully written and I think that is what captured me instantly. It's kind of an odd story that maybe not everyone finds that captivating. Death is the storyteller, so you are told the story through deaths eyes. It's also been made into a movie which I haven't seen yet.
Next we have the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson for the fantasy lover. The trilogy consists of The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages. I don't even know how to express myself when it comes to these books. Brilliant, they're simply brilliant. They went straight to the top of some of the best books I've ever read. Andreas used to sit and laugh at my expressions and bursts of tears mixed with screams at the end of each book. At some point during the third book I didn't want to continue reading, because I was so afraid of what was going to happen. The elements of surprise came out of nowhere.
The last book I'm gonna mention is Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. I'm lending it to a friend at the moment. Lewis was asked during WWII to give a couple of speeches to the British population through the radio. These broadcasts where later on remade into this book. It explains the core of the Christian faith, and it's made in a simple and accessible way. At some points I was surprised about the way Lewis was able to make things so understandable. I thought it would be hard to get through but I literally flew through it.
These were the books that has stuck with me the most after reading them. And I will most likely read them all again someday, that's when you know something is really good.