Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that other bloggers are welcome to join in, to create Top Ten lists on varying topics. This week it’s Ten Best Books We Read In 2015
by Holly Black
yes, it’s a re-read. But I don’t care. I fell in love with it again and I want to read it AGAIN! I can’t tell you why I love it so much – mostly because in attempting to explain I’d give away major plot points I’m sure.
by Robin McKinley
I’ve read some books by Robin before and while I’ve enjoyed them I’ve never LOVE them like I did this one. It was just 100% my kind of book. Unfortunately it’s the end of the series and nothing more happens because I’d be all over those books if there were! I do have a collection of short stories I’m hoping are set in this world.
by Kim Alexander
I’ve recently read this and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it – perhaps because of the amount of people who DNF the book. It seems they were too impatient to sit through the world building. But I got through the Obsidian Mountain Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and I remember that being far slower!
by Mercedes Lackey
Speaking of Mercedes, her latest new series is on this list too. I am a fan of her work, I’ve loved most of her books I’ve read so far and this was no exception. I thought it was a stand alone and it’s really not. It also seems far closer to home than usual – it’s sort of a dystopian future world for us as opposed to a totally different one.
by Jamie McLachlan
This one surprised me too and I’m not sure why. Perhaps because I simply thought it ‘vaguely interesting’ when I requested it from Netgalley. The storyline was interesting, but what I enjoyed most was the chemistry between Moira and Keenan. It wasn’t bright and burning and in your face. It was slow and it feels like it’s going to be powerful and I can’t wait.
So I’ve cheated and named six rather than five. This was really hard! I’ve read so many good books this year.
by Leigh Bardugo
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This is my favourite book of 2015! It has everything you can possibly want from a YA Fantasy!
by V E Schwab
I’ve had a lot of first looks at popular authors this year and I can’t believe this was my first V E Schwab book. It was amazing.
I can’t wait to read everything else she’s written next year.
by Libba Bray
This fantasy book set in the 1920′s left me reeling! I loved it so much. I greedily devoured all 590 pages of it in a couple of days and then jumped straight into book 2, Lair of Dreams. This was beautifully atmospheric.
by Melinda Salisbury and Melissa Grey
I literally couldn’t choose between these two! I don’t know why, because they are nothing a like, The Sin Eater’s Daughter is a slow character driven fantasy romance and The Girl at Midnight is an action packed fantasy battle between races, and yet, when I think of one I think of the other. I read them in the same month and can only suggest that is the reason why, but as I loved them both so much, I couldn’t leave either of them off this list.
by Jojo Moyes
Anyone who knows me knows I love Jojo Moyes’ historical books but this was the first of her contemporary books, that I’ve read and I’m happy to say I loved it! She broke my heart! I can’t wait for the film next year, so it can break all over again!