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Top 10 Books of 2015

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Books have been popular this year despite the rise of the Kindle and other technology-driven ways to read books. Here the top 10 books of 2015 from the team at Northern Lights! 

1. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins.

This may be one of the most successful books of the year. It’s a captivating thriller that is not to be missed. Great for your commute on the train or on the bus if you prefer!

2. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee.

One of the most eagerly anticipated books of the year, especially on my book shelf. For fans of To Kill A Mockingbird (which some of you may have read in school!), the follow-up lies in Go Set A Watchman. It’s hard to put down and the cover is as striking as the storyline.

3. Grey by E L James.

Who could miss this? The Fifty Shades Of Grey series has been turned on its head with a book telling things from Christian Grey’s point of view. If you don’t know who Christian Grey is, then you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years. A book filled with much more than you can chew!

4. I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World by Malala Yousafzai.

This was personally one of my favourite books this year. It ties in with the film, He Named Me Malala that was released on November 6. It’s the story of Malala’s life and certainly does not allude to her Noble Piece Prize and more.

5. Girl Online On Tour by Zoe Sugg.

Video bloggers (or vloggers) have stormed the book charts this year. But Zoe Sugg’s book has come out on top of our list this year. Following the success of Girl Online, Zoe decided to bring out a sequel. The main character Penny has now joined her boyfriend on his European tour! A one for lovers of Zoe and of course teen romance novels.

6. Username Evie by Joe Sugg.

Joe Sugg, Zoe’s younger brother, also brought out a book this year. He brought out his graphic novel Username Evie. A different book to add to the list but an equally entertaining and intriguing read.

7. The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It by Owen Jones.

For the political enthusiasts out there, Owen Jones has delivered a second book. This time, Jones looks at the establishment. From the government to the newsrooms, he delves into power and ideology like we’ve never seen before. It’s a book that makes you think.

8. Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind The Theory Of Everything by Jane Hawking.

Exactly as it says in the title. This book sees Jane Hawking (Stephen Hawking’s first wife) tell all about her life with Stephen. It’s the book that the movie, The Theory of Everything, is based on. It’s definitely on my Christmas list.

9. Human Universe by Professor Brian Cox.

Science has become a popular choice in the book market this year with many stunning titles. Human Universe is the atom in everyone’s eye. It’s a letter to humanity and an exploration of the human being as we know ourselves.

10. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.

Another science book that has topped the list this year is Sapiens. It explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. An incredible history of human kind wrapped into one book.

What are your top books of the year? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook (Northern Lights) and on Twitter – @North_LightsNE.

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