Review recap: my top five books of 2015

In a happy coincidence, I gave five books 5 stars in 2015.

Top five books of 2015 Claire Huston

I reviewed 70 books on this blog this year. Only five of them got 5 stars. I don’t feel able to say any of them is “better” than the others. However, I will rank them according to how wide an audience I think would enjoy them (my total guess here… other opinions are available!).

Click on the book title for my full review. Click on the book cover to go to Goodreads.

So here we go. Counting down…

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WWW Wednesday 19th August 2015

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Review | The Martian by Andy Weir

A gripping book with a sympathetic hero. Even with a couple of quibbles, The Martian deserves 5/5 stars.

The Martian by Andy Weir book cover

The Martian has been described as “Robinson Crusoe in space”. However, we quickly realise that Mark Watney – the astronaut marooned on Mars – makes Defoe’s hero look like a pampered, snivelling amateur.

This book does so many things seamlessly:

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WWW Wednesday 12th August 2015

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