Books of 2015

*Bury me in Young Adult Contemporary Romance novels.*
It's 2016! It is time for my annual blog post about all the books I read in 2015.

To be honest, my reading game was really off during the beginning of the year 2015. It was only until early July that I started getting into reading novels again.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before & P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  •  ➤ Probably one of the best young adult contemporary "series" I have read. I wrote a book talk on the book duo here.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • ➤ 5 stars. Classic. This was the first time I read P&P, and yes, it was for school. However, I absolutely fell in love with this novel. For my english class, I had to write a thematic analysis about a conflict that was presented in the novel. Obviously, I had to write about gender roles. Anyway, this is such a good read (plus the movie, the one with Kiera Knightley is really good)! 
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • ➤ I don't really read a lot of mystery books so I decided to read this since I heard so much hype about it. Anyway... It was probably my slowest read ever. I honestly thought the build-up of the story was a bore... But the ending really got me.
1989 by George Orwell (borrowed from library)
  • ➤ Here is another book that I had to read for my English class back in high school. This novel intrigued me since it was very haunting. It made me realize the people's roles in society, and the importance of privacy and free will.
The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy by Jenny Han
  • ➤ I read this trilogy during summer break and it was so perfect. I loved how the story of Belly and the summer house progressed. Seriously, Jenny Han's chick lit are amazing. I wrote a whole blog post about this trilogy here.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • ➤ This was such an easy read. I probably read it under 24 hours. I have seen the movie before I read the novel, and I made sure that I wait a long time before I read it so the movie wasn't that fresh in my mind. I actually liked this story. I pity Jonas's community... Although I feel like the plot is just like most dystopian novels where a sorting happens. My fave part was the end of the book where it leaves you with your own decision on how you would take what was presented.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (read on iPad)
  • ➤ I remember trying to read this book when I was a kid but I never really liked it. But this book talks so much about life and death. It's amazing how the story progressed, starting from the day the main character died. 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
  • ➤ This was my favorite movie from the movie series so obviously, I loved the book. So much adventure and thrill. 5 STARS.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
  • ➤ Probably the longest book I ever read. I like how the story progressed and how Luna's character was introduced. I hated the film adaptation. So many little details were cut! (Well they do it in most movies but whatever) *SPOILER* look away if you haven't read this book or watched the movie. I bawled when Sirius Black died. My heart ached for Harry. 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling
  • ➤ Again, I. Loved. This. Book. A lot of Voldemort's secrets are revealed and everything started making sense for Harry. I particularly loved the teenage romance going on in the novel. *SPOILER* Again, I cried my eyes dry when frickin Snape killed Dumbledore. I couldn't take it at first. But I guess that way, Harry will really figure out his self on his own.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  • ➤ I didn't want this series to end. I loved every part of Harry's journey finding Horcruxes to defeat Voldemort and finding the truth behind everything. I also loved how the story is not set in Hogwarts and the characters are challenged due to the reality of defeating Voldemort. I saw how the characters use all of their knowledge from school and put them into action. So much love to this series. This last book was well written and I really enjoyed reading it.
I hope you had an amazing New Year celebration. Mine was spent reading the last chapters of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I thought it was a really good way of ending 2015. I'm not going to lie, I got really emotional and I felt lost when the clock hit midnight.

2015 went by really fast as most of us felt. It was an amazing year for me filled with many good memories. I am looking forward for the new challenges in 2016 and of course, the new novels that I am going to read.

What is your favorite book you read in 2015?


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