As ELLE's Literary Editor and a lover of reading, I get through A LOT of books.
The end of the year is not just a good moment to look back but also one of the rare times when we get to actually sit down in peace and devour a great book.
From the Medieval past to the dystopian future, these are my favourite novels of 2015.More
1. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (Doubleday)
The follow-up to Atkinson’s beloved Life After Life managed to be just as moving and unexpected as the original. Although having read Life After Life will add some layers to this reading experience, you can read this exceptional novel as a standalone and it will have just as much emotional impact.
2. The Ecliptic by Benjamin Wood (Scribner)
One of the most underrated novels of the year; Wood manages that elusive balance of writing exquisitely while also having a proper good old-fashioned plot complete with twists and turns aplenty. A brilliant book to settle down with on Christmas day and read in one sitting.