The importance of reading can never be overemphasized. For a long time, books have been identified to be a major source of knowledge. This can explain why we are encouraged to keep their minds fresh by reading. Reading helps us nurture our minds and grow our vocabulary. Besides that, novels help us develop our creative thinking capability which is very useful in our daily life.
Below are 30 must-read novels from 2015.
“Return to Me” by Kelly Moran
The romance story features once-spoiled rich kid Cole Covington who could get anything he wanted. After a nasty break up with his young and trusting lover Mia Galdon, Cole joined the military to bury his guilt. The story takes you through the emotional journey of the two lovebirds when Cole returns home.
“Finders Keepers” by Stephen King
As a horror thriller trilogy, this King novel’s main objective is to touch on the notion of a reader who is obsessed with an author. The spectacular heart-pounding and intriguing novel observes the obsession going too far. It is all about the power of storytelling.
“Liars” by Paula Stokes
The story features Max Cantrell and his two friends Preston and Parvati. The novel takes you through the life of Max, a pathological liar, and details how he got started with his company Liars, Inc.
“Queen of Shadows” by Sarah J. Maas
The fourth volume of Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series features Celaena Sardothien, a heroine who is forced to return to her kingdom to seek vengeance and confront the shadows of the past after everyone she loved was taken away from her.
”The Sword of Summer” by Rick Riordan
The Sword of Summer is a young adult fantasy novel about a troubled child named Magnus Chase. It takes you through the unfortunate events that occurred in Chase’s life, including the mysterious death of his mother, that left him on the streets to survive by his wits.
“The Girl at Midnight” by Melissa Grey
The Girl at Midnight is a fantasy story about a modern girl known as Echo who is caught up in an ancient war. She belongs to the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic. As the Avicen race remains hidden from the human race, Echo is the only active member of the race who survives as a pickpocket.
“My Heart and Other Black Holes” by Jasmine Warga
This young adult novel revolves around the life of Aysel who apparently is obsessed about plotting her own death. She considers her life worthless and commences on a mission to turn her potential energy into nothingness. In the novel, her suicidal partner Roman is haunted by a family tragedy.
“Prudence” by Gail Carriger
Prudence is the daughter of Alexia Tarabotti who is given an unexpected dirigible. With this she does what any other female would do and names the dirigible the Spotted Custard, then heads to India where not everything goes as planned.
“The Stars Never Rise” by Rachel Vincent
The Stars Never Rise is a young adult fantasy novel that features Nina Kane, a 16-year-old who is more worried about her ways of survival than her immortality. Problem is, her town has been occupied by soul-consuming demons and souls are in short supply.
“The Shadow Cabinet” by Maureen Johnson
Reeling from a series of tragic and sudden events in her life, Rory is trying to understand whether she did enough to save members of the squad. To add to this, her friend Charlotte is also suspected to be in danger after being kidnapped by Jane and her nefarious organization.
“The Rules” by Nancy Holder
This novel will put you on the edge of your seat with its style of writing. Narration that alternates between unreliable narrators gives the book its dark thriller nature. Throughout the book no one is actually safe.
“The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty” by Amanda Filipacchi
The novel takes you through the life struggles of a group of artistic friends in New York who are all about beauty. Amanda Filipacchi tries to blend a mixture of both magic and comedy to bring out this modern love story.
“A History of Loneliness” by John Boyne
The novel features Odran Yates who is forced to join the life of priesthood courtesy of a family tragedy. Full of hope and ambition, Odran joins Clonliffe Seminary only to be caught in revelations that shatter the Irish people’s faith 40 years later.
“Funny Girl” by Nick Hornby
The highly anticipated Funny Girl adopts a 1960s London setting and seeks to explore the adventures of Sophie Straw as she attempts to navigate her transformation into a television starlet. Hornby’s humorous writing will get you hooked.
“The Country of Ice Cream Star” by Sandra Newman
In the aftermath of a plague, 15-year-old Ice Cream goes on a dangerous and surprising journey to save her world.
“God Help the Child” by Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison takes you through the searing tale of how childhood trauma can either shape or misshape the life of an adult. The novel features bold, confident, and very successful Bride as its main character.
“The Harder They Come” by T.C. Boyle
This powerful, gripping novel seeks to take its readers through the roots of violence and so-called anti-authoritarianism. The novel explores the volatile connection found between an aging ex-marine and a Vietnam veteran.
“The Poser” by Jacob Rubin
Jacob Rubin creates a rather hilarious and dazzling debut novel that features Giovanni Bernini, an impressionist master about to loose his true self.
“All the Rage” by Courtney Summers
The novel revolves around Romy Grey and Kellan Turner — a sheriff’s son who apparently is not the golden boy that everyone assumes to be. Romy knows the truth about Turner and when she reveals it, no one wants to trust her which in turn costs hers dearly.
“The Almost King” by Lucy Saxon
The Almost King revolves around Aleks, the youngest of the four brothers who is looking for more than just life at his father’s shop. He runs away when he hears his parents complaining about money so that he can relieve them of his baggage.
“Apple and Rain” by Sarah Crossan
The novel is all about Apple who after being abandoned for 11 years, meets her mother. Although Apple feels whole again once she sees her mother, there remains one burning question that has been taunting Apple for years, ”Why did she abandon her?”
“Blood Will Tell” by April Henry
In the novel, April Henry tries to tell a story about a teen Nick Walker who, after a woman’s body is retrieved in Portland Park, turns from being a member of the Portland’s Search and Rescue team to a prime suspect.
“A Book of Spirits and Thieves” by Morgan Rhodes
The novel which has been dubbed as a high fantasy and exhilarating book takes the readers through the territories of the modern day Toronto and then shifts them back to the ancient kingdoms of Mytica and Rhodes.
“Burning Kingdoms” by Lauren DeStefano
Burning Kingdom is the second sequel to “The Internment Chronicles” that sees danger descending in the kingdom. Morgan, the main character, escapes Internment and her fellow fugitives land on the ground only to learn about the world beneath the floating island home.
“The Wondrous and the Wicked” by Page Morgan
“The Wondrous and the Wicked,” the final novel of this series, features the Waverly sisters who need to save themselves before everything is lost.
“Winter” by Marissa Meyer
As the finale to the “Lunar Chronicles”, the “Winter” features Princes Winter — a glamorous 13-year-old whose beauty is expected to be greater than that of her stepmother’s. Out of jealously, her stepmom disfigures Winter.
“The Wicked Will Rise” by Danielle Paige
Amy Gumm must do everything within her means to kill Dorothy and free Oz. Amy is given a mission which includes removing the Tin Man’s heart, taking the Lion’s courage, stealing the Scarecrow and killing Dorothy.
“Until the Beginning” by Amy Plum
”Until the Beginning”’s Juneau who finds answers in this exhilarating sequel.
“The Uninvited” by Cat Winters
The masterfully novel revolves around the story of love, loss, and giving others second chances. The book adapts an ancient setting that takes you back to the time of the great Influenza of 1918.
“Shutter” by Courtney Alameda
The book features a girl referred to as Micheline Helsing who has the ability of seeing the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. She is the only remaining descendant of the Van Helsing lineage.
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