2015 Favourites in Pictures


If you’ve ever doubted your own definition of what feminism is, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s speech will give you a much clearer perspective of its true meaning.

DSC00576Addictive, sexy and romantic. Before We Were Strangers guarantees an unforgettable second-chance romance that will have you rereading this book until you know the characters like your life-long friends.


This book left me with a sense of emptiness for the characters that I’ve come to know for years. I’m sorry to see them go, but Ms. Meyer gave me the ending that I wanted and more.


Night Owls reminded me of what made me fall in love with YA novels. It has a sweet romance and lovely characters that I won’t be able to forget for a long time.


Science Fiction for the rest of us! I’m sure Mr. Cline didn’t intend it that way, but I felt like these books are the kind of Science Fiction I can really get into! It was never boring or dry with characters that are far from clinical.


Rainbow Rowell’s stock continues to rise. Carry On proves that this woman’s imagination and writing chops know no bounds. She breathed new life to a fanfiction side-story that has no business being a full-length novel. This woman is amazing!


  • Before We Were Strangers was one of my favourite reads too… that one broke my heart… I can still feel my heart breaking!

  • karina

    Fab list and adorable pics, J.!

  • Cool pics! Before We Were Strangers is the only one I’ve read on this list but it definitely is one of my favorites from 2015. I feel so bad that I haven’t picked up a Rainbow Rowell book yet πŸ™ Geez I need to jump on board!

  • Montana @ The Book Belles

    You take the most gorgeous photos! I started Night Owls a month ago but have yet to finish, so I’m thinking I’ll definitely have to pick it up again sometime soon. I was unsure about it based on the first few chapters, but I haven’t seen a negative review yet. I am so excited to finally read Winter, too! πŸ™‚

  • I recently read We should all be feminists and I loved it. It was a short, but extremely powerful, read. And I swear Winter was my favorite series ending EVER!!

  • Yay πŸ˜€ Pretty post Joy. <3 Thank you for sharing sweet girl. YAAAAY for Winter and Carry On being favorites πŸ˜€ Those were my top two books in 2015. <3 So perfect. Sigh. Hope you are having an awesome week sweetie πŸ™‚

  • I totally agree with Carry On and Winter! I wish there were more on both accounts. I will pick up Night Owls soon, can’t wait!

  • Jazmen

    Definitely loved Before We Strangers, and I can’t wait to read a Rainbow Rowell novel–finally!

  • Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings

    Gorgeous pics and Carry On is definitely a favorite of mine too! πŸ™‚

  • I love this rundown! Such a cool take on it.

  • Thanks for the quick rundowns. I’m still sad I missed JB’s book πŸ™

  • Sara Walker

    I read Before We Were Strangers because of you! It was a lovely story. I have now added Night Owls to my list. I can’t wait to read it.

  • I haven’t even heard of Night Owls! Need to check that out. Happy 2016, Joy πŸ™‚

  • I’m looking forward to read Night
    Owls, all my friends loved it. Great list, Joy!

  • RO

    You take such good pics that you need to use your skills to get the foto app on your phone. You can end up making some serious cash. Just saying…(lol) Hugs…

  • shootingstarsmag

    Thanks for sharing! I really want to read Night Owls. I liked Armada, but I still need to read Ready Player One!


  • Ready Player One is still one of my all time favourites too Joy, it was absolutely incredible and really sets the benchmark for mainstream science fiction too doesn’t it. Night Owls made my list this year too, it was so lovely and swoony and so well written as well. It’s one of those books that I recommend to everyone, not just fans of contemporary or young adult. You’ve had a fabulous year for books, but I’m surprised that you didn’t include your sexy thrillers in here.

  • Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

    CARRY ON!!!! I need to read that one for sure Joy! I couldn’t agree more, any writer than can make a full length novel out of little fanfiction snippets intended as chapter openings for a completely separate book about fanfiction is amazing. Definitely need to get to Winter too. So excited:)

  • I’ve seen a lot of these photos come through on instagram! It was your review of Night Owls that made me want to read it so much! I have plans to get to Winter and Ready Player One this year (hopefully towards the beginning), so we can see how things pan out!

  • Erica Miller

    I need to pick up Night Owls, I have that one on my shelf though I have the US version. I have heard such amazing things. Also, I need to start The Lunar Chronicles. Your pictures are stunning <3

  • Awesome year πŸ™‚ I should read some of those!

  • kindlemom1

    I love that you did this in your own pictures Joy! I have Night Owls on my top ten must read this year list. I’m glad it made your favorites, I’m so excited to start it!

  • Nick(Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite

    SOOO Happy to see Night Owls and Winter on here, Joy! I need to read Carry On but I’m excited. πŸ™‚

  • Melanie Z

    YAAASSSS Night Owls was BRILLIANT. I went into it expecting zero things because at that time I had heard barely anything about it and was so surprised. I have a copy of Ready Player One – planning on reading that this year!

  • I loved When We Were Strangers, but have read none of the others. I really need to check out Rainbow Rowell books-I see them everywhere. And now I must check out Night Owls as well!

  • Melliane

    oh yes some great ones there! I loved some and I need to read others. thanks for sharing!