Friday, 1 January 2016

THE DBR AWARDS | My Year In Books

Hello, readers! I thought that since it's a brand new year and 2016 is set to be the best yet, I would start a new feature as a way to bring in the new year! I've been so, so lucky this year to have read so many amazing books that I will remember forever, and I thought I could celebrate this by writing a blog post about my top books I've read in 2015. 

Hence, the DBR awards!

It was EXTREMELY hard to whittle 64 books down into 10 top favourites (as I have loved nearly all of the books I read this year!), especially with the many amazing book projects and awards I have blogged about this year, such as the YA Book Prize and World Book Night. However, I finally managed it, and here are the 2015 DBR Awards winners! I have linked my review (if I wrote one) below, so you can check out my thoughts :) If I didn't write a review, then I will link the Goodreads page so you can check out the book. 

Best Historical Fiction

Wolf By Wolf- Ryan Graudin 

http://www.delightfulbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/wolf-by-wolf-by-ryan-graudin.html

The Game-Changer

Only Ever Yours- Louise O' Neill

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21805717-only-ever-yours?from_search=true&search_version=service

Best Adult Fiction

The Underwriting- Michelle Miller

http://www.delightfulbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/the-underwriting-by-michelle-miller.html

Best Non-Fiction

This Book Is Gay- James Dawson

http://www.delightfulbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/this-book-is-gay-by-james-dawson.html

Tearjerker 

We Were Liars- E. Lockhart 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16143347-we-were-liars?from_search=true&search_version=service

Best 'Classic' Novel

Perks of Being a Wallflower- Stephen Chbosky

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22628.The_Perks_of_Being_a_Wallflower?from_search=true&search_version=service

The Important Book

Read Me Like A Book- Liz Kessler

http://www.delightfulbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/read-me-like-book-by-liz-kessler.html

Best Poetry Collection

Small Hands- Mona Arshi

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25418885-small-hands?from_search=true&search_version=service

Best Short Story Collection

Emerald City- Jennifer Egan 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/122987.Emerald_City?from_search=true&search_version=service

Funniest Book

Lobsters- Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18663722-lobsters?ac=1&from_search=1


Let me know if you've read any of the books above let me know!

Congratulations to all of the authors whose books have won, and thank you for all the wonderful books you write (and please, PLEASE continue to write more PLEASEEEEE)

And another huge thank you to all the bloggers who continue to spread the word about the amazing books that these wonderful authors write :)

Until next time :)