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So I’m late with this post too. Oops! But I still thought that I would share with you all my Top Reads of 2015.

To be clear, this will be a short list of the top 5 books that I read in 2015. They may not have been and most likely weren’t published in 2015 because frankly there’s far too many books out there to be reading new ones as soon as they’re on the shelves and also, I think it would be sad to limit the pool to new books because why shouldn’t some classics be shown the love? (OK, so there are no classics in this list!)

Last month I read 5 books; 3 of them I read at the beginning of the month and then after all of the Christmas preparations were out of the way I finished up the rest.

It ought to be noted that I failed miserably at reading anything that I had picked out for my December TBR and to that end, I don’t think going into 2016, that I’m going to bother pre-selecting books to read each month.

So, without further ado, here are the books that I read in December.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

IMG_20151201_110450The first book that I read in the month of December was The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Neil Gaiman is my all time favourite author; I absolutely loved American Gods and Stardust, and The Graveyard Book is no different. It’s definitely aimed at a younger audience but at 28 years of age, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Gaiman has a beautiful narrative voice, he describes the bizarre and unusual in such a matter of fact way as to suggest that they’re not bizarre or unusual at all. Its the easy way with which he writes about the fantastical that draws me into his writing. I just love the idea that, when you read a book of his, you can become fully immersed in the world that he’s creating because  At 300 pages and a thoroughly engaging read, I devoured this book in just a couple of train commutes.