Thursday, July 2, 2015

Best of 2015 (so far)


Top Ten Books Of 2015 (at least so far) 

It's now six months in to 2015 and that means we're halfway through the year. It also means it's a perfect time to share the top ten books I've read this year, at least as of right now. I love doing this because it lets me see how much has changed (or stayed the same) by the end of the year. It also allows me to see which half was stronger in terms of books I loved. I am hoping it also allows my blog readers a chance to sneak in some of these titles before the end of the year!

1 Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 

A novel that surprised me with how much I ended up loving it. It's the unforgettable story of Lou and Will. It left me wanting to tell everyone to read it in very excited yelling.This one should come with a package of tissues though, so prepare yourself accordingly.

2 A Court Of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas 

No surprise that a Sarah J Maas book made it's way onto my list. This twist on the Beauty and the Beat retelling enchanted and mesmerized me from page one. If you haven't checked out her novels yet, make it happen this year! This one offers a sexy fairytale that will leave you needing book two.

3 Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

If you've visited the blog you'll know that I LOVED this debut. A novel filled with betrayal, romance, fantastic characters, and a lot of courtly drama. This series is poised to be the next big thing in YA movie adaptations and is already a huge hit. Don't miss out!

4 A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab

Magic, pirates, sadistic kings and thieves. Victoria Schwab spins a tale that is as well written as it is magical. Fans of her work will undoubtedly love this offering and new fans will become immediate fans. The world building shines, but it's the characters that truly make you fall in love with this amazing book.

5 Truly, Madly, Famously by Rebecca Serle

I loved Famous In Love and couldn't wait to see where Paige's journey would go next. Rebecca has written a thoughtful look at finding yourself under a harsh spotlight (missteps and all). It's a sexy, and fun book that has a lot of character development and growth. Fans of young Hollywood, love triangles, and CW shows will not want to miss this series.

6 I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman is one of my most favourite authors. This novel was a little different from her previous novels but still just as engrossing. A story of grief, and coming to terms with a loved ones suicide. It has the trademark romance that Gayle Forman is known for while having a huge focus on a friendship. It shows her versatility as an author and easily deserves a spot on this list.

7 Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

The buzz for this one was huge leading up to it's release, and deservedly so. A story filled with Oreos, pop culture references, amazing characters, and romance. Simon and Blue's story is unforgettable. You'll fall for Simon, his family and friends, and Blue (of course) and leave this one with a goofy smile on your face.

8 The Start Of Me and You by Emery Lord

Emery Lord knows the way to my heart with Taylor Swift inspired characters, Pride and Prejudice mentions and sweet romances. In this novel, the question 'Are you an Elizabeth or a Jane?' made me squeal way more than was appropriate in public. Her writing is amazing, and her stories have a lot of heart. This one is filled with the hardest part of grief - moving on. She captures it with delicate finesse and has made me a fan for life. 

9 Anne and Henry by Dawn Ius

Anyone who knows me is well aware of my obsession with Tudor history. Anne Boleyn in particular. I love that she pushed boundaries at a time when it was not normally done. She was intelligent and wanted her voice to be heard. This contemporary tale inspired by the real life story of her and Henry is well written, and addictive. A sexy, explosive look at two people whose lust for each other is combustible and bound to consume them both. 

10 Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky

This doesn't come out until 2016, but I devoured it immediately after getting at BEA. It's a darkly humourous look at fandoms, and boybands. With shades of the cult classic HEATHERS it has a 'tongue in cheek' humour that is a dark as it is funny. Part exploration of fangirls, and part murder mystery, it'll keep you on your toes with it's twists and turns. Be sure to add it to your 2016 reading list, you won't regret it!

2 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to see that A Court of Thorns and Roses was on your list! It sounds so amazing. I won a copy so I'm hoping to read it soon!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  2. I can't believe we're over 6 months into 2015, I refuse to accept that summer is halfway over!

    I was really surprised by how much I adored ADSOM! I CANNOT wait for the sequel!

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