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The Best Books I Read This Year (2015)
I haven’t posted in a long time, but I figured with the end of the year coming up, I’d post a list of my favorite books I’ve read this year! Some of them I reviewed earlier on, while others I haven’t. I figured I’d do this list because I’ve read a lot this year: 135 books and still counting (the year isn’t over yet!). Some of these were published this year, but some weren’t. If you’re looking for some interesting books to read, check them out!
Let me know in the comments of any of your favorite books you’ve read this year. I love recommendations!
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi Review
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi – – sci-fi
Set in a distant future where many foods have become extinct due to disease, Anderson Lake goes undercover in Bangkok to find instances of these extinct fruits they may have survived. He meets Emiko, a Windup Girl (part human, part machine/genetically altered) who just wants to escape her servitude.
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber Review
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber – – sci-fi
Peter is given the opportunity to go on a mission to a colony in outer space called Oasis. Peter is a pastor and he decides to leave his wife at home to embark on the greatest missionary project of all time: converting Oasis’ local aliens to Christianity.
Golden Son by Pierce Brown Review
Golden Son by Pierce Brown – – sci-fi
Following his tumultuous time at the Institute, Darrow is thrust into the house of Augustus, led by the man who killed his wife, and sent to learn the delicacies of ship’s warfare. When he fails to win, Augustus threatens to rescind his contract, causing a crazed Darrow to start an all out civil war. How far can he go before he breaks?
Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan Review
Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan – – fantasy
The third memoir of Lady Trent, Isabella, regarding her round the world voyage to study dragons. This time, Isabella goes on her adventure with her son, Jacob, her constant traveling companion Tom, and Jacob’s governess. The group travels to various different locations, encountering not only the forces of dragons, but also politics and tribal strife as well.