Top Ten Tuesday #39 – Top Books of 2015…So Far

Posted June 30, 2015 by Lillian in Features / 12 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

I can’t believe this year is already half over! How is that even possible?! I know I sound like an old lady saying it but time needs to SLOW DOWN just a little 😉

Today’s topic is “Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015.” Ummm…you know how I’ve mentioned before I’m a bit of a bookaholic….well, yeah. I’ve read :::cough::: 80 :::cough::: books so far this year.

I’ve read a ton of amazing books so far this year!!! I finally got a library card at the end of 2014 so I’ve been reading a bunch of amazing books in addition to some great ARCs. So to say this topic is hard is an understatement! But I will try to keep it to just ten books 😉 Also please note that not all of these books were released in 2015, but that I READ them in 2015. Covers link to Goodreads, and as always these are in no particular order.

My Top Ten Books of 2015 So Far

Book Cover for "Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)" by Marissa Meyer
Cinder by Marissa Meyer  – I’m in love with this series. Though I will admit that I didn’t care much for CressI started reading them in January of this year and I couldn’t stop. I cannot wait for Winter! I’m sure it will be on my Top Ten list at the end of the year 😉

Book Cover for "Broken Skies" by Theresa Kay
Broken Skies by Theresa Kay  – This was a beautiful, unexpected surprise from Netgalley 😀 I read this book in almost one sitting and I’m still pining for it’s sequel which is due out later this year. I can’t wait! If you like science fiction dystopians with a little alien romance, go get it now!!!

Book Cover for "Snow Like Ashes" by Sara Raasch
 Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch – This is perhaps my most favorite book of all time, at least if you ask me now 😉 It is amazing!!!! I love the world-building with the different kingdoms and the little twist that wasn’t so much a surprise as it was a shock towards the end. Plus that cover 😀

Book Cover for "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – So I joined a challenge at the beginning of the year to read all the Outlander series. Well, I’ve failed at that. Not because I didn’t enjoy Outlander. No on the contrary I loved it!!! I loved it so much I’m afraid to keep reading the series. I’m afraid it won’t live up to my high expectations.

Book Cover for "Gates of Thread and Stone" by Lori M. Lee
Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee – This was another pleasant surprise from Netgalley and I adored it! I devoured this book in one sitting, then immediately found book two through Amazon and read it as well. This dystopian, fantasy is full of suspense, twists and just a tiny dose of romance. Plus it has a kicka– heroine!

Book Cover for "Throne of Glass" by Sarah J. Mass
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – Yes people, I finally caved to the peer pressure and all I have to say is: WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?!?!?! This series is amazing. I started it in March and I’ve already read them all, plus the shorts. I cannot wait for Queen of Shadows, only two months peeps 😀

Book Cover for "A Thousand Pieces of You" by Claudia Gray
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Grey – This is one of those cover love books that I wanted to read just because of the cover. And I know there’s a lot of mixed reviews out there, but I’m here to tell you I loved it!!! A dimensional traveling heroine, with a very cute research assistant on a revenge mission. Yes please!!! Plus there’s this long stint in Russia that’s like taking a step back in time to when the Czar ruled. It’s awesome!

Book Cover for "The Clouded Sky" by Megan Crewe
The Clouded Sky by Megan Crewe – Okay I’ll be the first to tell you that I didn’t care for book one of this series, but I was interested enough to keep reading. And I’m so glad I did!!! The Clouded Sky gets more into the dystopian universe that Sky has found herself involved in. She gets more answers about the time bubble around her planet, and the explosive ending had me throwing my Kindle (no joke!) across the room in frustration. My hubby laughed at me 😉

Book Cover for "Crimson Bound" by Rosamund Hodge
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge – Oh my! I cannot say enough good things about this book. It’s a dark, twisted very loose retelling of Red Riding Hood and while it ends nicely it will leave you with the heebie-jeebies! It had a high creep factor and honestly the twists and turns and surprises in the plot and characters was nothing I could predict. Awesome read!

Book Cover for "Red Queen" by Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – Hands down one of my all-time favorite books. I loved the world building, with the dystopian, old-world, almost medieval feel and I loved Mare! She is just awesome. Yes she makes some bad choices and yes the plot was slightly predictable in a way that left me screaming at Mare through my Kindle to run the other direction but that’s what made this book so enjoyable 😀

Honorable Mentions: Burnt Devotion by Rebecca Ethington, The Forsaken by Laura Thalassa, Collide by Ashley C. Harris, and Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

What are your favorite reads of 2015 so far? Share any with me? Comment below, I want to know!!

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12 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #39 – Top Books of 2015…So Far

  1. Don’t be sheepish, haha, that is awesome that you’ve read so many books already! I may have had a harder time completing my list if I’d read more. 😉 I’ve read quite a few of the books you listed, but I’m sorry to say they were mostly only okay reads for me. I’m currently reading Red Queen and I have high hopes though. 😀
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  2. OOoh nice!! I liked Cinder! Snow like Ashes and A Thousand Pieces of You were other fave reads but those were last year. Cinder even earlier! LOL! But great picks! I liked The Clouded Sky as well! Very intriguing! I still need to find time for Crimson Bound and Red Queen but they’re on my list and in my TBR Mountain of Doom! 😉

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  3. I literally just got an email telling me that Crimson Bound had just been dispatched to me… and, after reading this list, I’m glad I bought it!! Haha funny you should mention that about Cinder! Cress is actually my favourite, and until then, I wasn’t *completely* sold on the series. BUT YES. WINTER! Not too long away now…
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