Helllllo readers, it’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post which I utterly love. I remember having to compile a list of my favourite topics that had been done so far and I only had ten so it was an easy task – but now I adore writing these lists. Today’s topic is to list your ten favourite books from 2015 and I just can’t. Sorry won’t do it. I have decided to instead write a list of the ten books I didn’t expect to read this year but really enjoyed. Without further Lizzy warbling onto the list.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This is a DNF book from my childhood – 22 year old Lizzy finally made it through this and I am finally a happy, happy bunny.
Animal Farm by George Orwell
After waiting three years to read 1984 I’ve read three Orwell books this year which has been wonderful. This has been my year for classics and it’s made me wonderfully happy.
How to Keep a Pet Squirrel by Axel Scheffler
This is a slightly abnormal one but I adored this children’s book. The images are beautiful and it’s been created for a good cause. It’s a little tongue in cheek but it is honestly delightful.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Truman Capote
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Audrey Hepburn and before this year hadn’t seen anything that starred her. After watching the film Breakfast at Tiffanies I had to read this – so I did and it was beautiful. If you’re yet to read this – put it on your TBR now.
How to Be a Woman: Caitlin Moran
Don’t ask me how I only read something by the wonderful Caitlin Moran this year but I’ve now read both her books and they are both utterly brillant. READ READ READ ASAP.
Vivian’s Couch: Michael Obiora
Another odd one, but I have always been a fan of Michael Obiora; he asked me to read his book, I obliged and we also did a wonderful Q + A. Brilliant author brilliant book.
The Silver Linings Play Book: Matthew Quick
I’ve tried really hard this year to read books that have been films before seeing them and this is one I didn’t think I would get to read. However, I spotted it in my local library and thought yes I’ll give it a go. Lovely book, lovely story but still need to go see the film!
Tamed by Emma Chase
I’ve been looking for my newest proper trashy romance that I can go back to time and time again. This year I think I found it – finally.
The Girl on the train: Paula Hawkins
This one may be a little odd but it normally takes me 485804943 months to get round to the year’s hottest book (ie still haven’t read The Silkworm by JK – slaps wrist) but this one I read quite quickly, at least for me, after it came out! #WIN
Bon Bons to Yoga Pants by Katie Cross
Finallllly, I adore Katie Cross and her books but they are mostly fantasy books – this year I got to read a romance genre book from this fantastic author and it was everything. I adored it.
There we go – ten fantastic book I never thought I would read this year. I know this might seem a little like a cop-out but I really couldn’t just pick ten favourite books from this year, it just wouldn’t work.
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Great list of books here and several I haven’t read which I should add to my TBR but the main one I really want to get to is The Girl On the Train.
The Girl on the Train is so so so so so so so good 😀 I know it got some mixed reviews but I loved it!
I really liked The Silver Linings Playbook – both the book and film. I’ll just say that you should go in expecting them to be different though, because they are. REALLY different.
I really need to get round to watching it! I love seeing Cooper and Lawrence act together they are so gooooood!! 😀
I’m so glad you read Little Women 🙂 Also, I love your twist on the theme today – best books you didn’t expect to read! My TTT
I have not read any of these, not completely. (Like you, I DNFed Little Woman when I first read it when I was twelve or so). But more to the TBR list, I guess.
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I would definitely add little women back on your list! I had it on my DNF list for years but then I finally say down and read it and thought it was really wonderful 🙂
I love Audrey Hepburn and while I haven’t seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s (I know, I know) I do have one to recommend to you. I don’t know if it is a book but the film which created true tension, if worth viewing. It is a little out of date now, of course. “Wait Until Dark” was released in 1967 and I still remember scenes from it. If you remember scenes decades later, be it a book or a movie, it was great.
hiiii, thank you for commenting! I have never heard of the film Wait Until Dark but will definitely be looking it up and having a watch I think! I love love love older films and I’m always looking for new ones so will add this too the list!