Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Our Top Ten Books We've Read So Far in 2015

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It's about the halfway point so let's discuss the books that have been our favorites thus far! How has everyone's reading year been so far??

Julia's Picks

1. Soulbound by Kristen Callihan -- I adore this series. It is one of my favorite paranormal series; every book is different and engaging. But why I loved this one was because I really enjoyed seeing the hero redeem himself after all the crap he pulled in previous books. I reviewed this one so you should check it out!

2. The Slow Regard of Silent Thing by Patrick Rothfuss -- This surprised me. I thought I would be bitter reading it, thinking about how much more I'd like it if it were book three, but it was a charming novella. It was extremely different to read but I couldn't help but fly through the pages. I didn't review this here, but you can read it over on my booklikes blog.

Daisy's Picks

3. Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier -- This was the first book I finished in 2015 and it was AMAZING! So much fun and I loved the plot and all the characters (the sister bond is awesome) and basically just cannot wait for the next one! My review

4. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger - I know I'm LAAAAAATE to this party, but I read The DUFF in January and basically ALL THE FEELINGS! The romance and the friendship and just YES. And obviously I've since failed at reading Kody Keplinger's other books since then, but I will! My review

Jana's Picks

5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas -- I have not had a book hangover like the one I had after finishing this book since I finished Twilight. That was almost ten years ago! There are so many feels, the writing is beautiful, there were some steamy swoony times, there was SO MUCH ROMANCE, and I just loved all of it! Here's my review if you're interested!

6. The Devil You Know by Trish Doller -- I gobble up mysteries like a carb addict (ahem, me) gobbles up rolls on Thanksgiving. This one is SO GOOD! Definitely one of my favorite YA mysteries ever. Here's my review.

Jamie's Picks

I would like to second Jana's pick of A Court of Thorns and Roses!

7. The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta -- I've read Melina's contemporary books (some of my ALL TIME FAVE BOOKS EVER) but I was way late to the party on her fantasy trilogy. IT IS AMAZING AND JUST GOT BETTER AND BETTER WITH EVERY BOOK.

8. The Start of You & Me by Emery Lord -- I LOOOOVED Emery's debut novel and this one was JUST as amazing -- it's adorbs, has great friendships and just is all around AMAZING.

Kimberly's Picks

... Jamie and Jana took mine! *pout* But seriously, A Court of Thorns and Roses is AMAZING!

9. Rook by Sharon Cameron -- Oh my gosh this book! First, I ADORE the Scarlett Pimpernel. One of my all time favorite books/movies. Rook felt like a fantastic retelling that was also a love letter to the original story and the movie. Slow burn romance, wickedly smart characters, devious crimes, heroic deeds... What else can you ask for?

10. After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid -- This book totally made me cry. It's pretty rare to see books that focus on the "Happily Ever After". We meet the couple, watch them fall in love, and then the story ends... Usually. After I Do was a heartbreakingly honest story of marriage. The highs and the lows, and how scary those lows can be. (I'd only been married about 2 months when I read it too. haha!) Such a great read. 

Lauren's Picks

... I might've been late to the party, so I snuck in and added my picks after ten were already picked! Shhh.. don't tell the other girls!

11. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon -- All the feels. All of them. This was one of those life changing books for me. No more words. I still haven't been able to write a review.

12. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness -- I'm so over vampires, demons, witches.. but the book almost ignores those identifiers. Of course people are what they are, but the story pulls you in and the usuaclich├ęs of these creatures just drop away. 

Tell us your favorite reads thus far!!


  1. I've only read ACOTAR and DoW myself. But the rest of those books sound super good too! I have a feeling this week's topic is going to kill my TBR pile with all the new additions forthcoming.

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

  2. A wonderful list! I have a few you have listed on my tbr pile, I'm more eager to get to them now. I loved A Court of Thorns and Roses as well.


  3. Oh you have some excellent books on this list. I too didn't read The DUFF until this year! And it made my Top Ten Tuesday list too.

  4. I also loved ACOTAR. And I was even later to the Duff party...I read and enjoyed it in March.

  5. I too loved THE START OF ME & YOU (admittedly even more than her first? oops!) and THE DUFF. Great picks, ladies!

  6. I'm saving Rook for Paris in July. Can't wait!


  7. The Start of Me and You is one of my favorites from this year too! So good, so sweet!

  8. I need to read a lot of these. Especially The Slow Regard of Silent Things. I love the Kingkiller Chronicles and Auri may be my favorite character so I'm excited to learn more about her. Great list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  9. I've been seeing the Throne of Glass series on just about everyone's TTT this week. I've already picked up the first book in the series and plan on starting it this summer.

    Here is my TTT: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/06/top-ten-tuesday-top-10-books-ive-read.html

  10. This was a lovely topic today. Always nice revisiting old favourites.

    Thank you and I will go and visit more pages.

    Marianne from
    Let's Read

  11. Roger the Slow Regard of Silent Things. It was a good read! I didn't read 10 books yet, so I have a list of 8, but I'm pretty sure I will achieve my 2015 TBR reading goal!

  12. I love your picks. The discovery of witch series is my favourite of all time. I can't wait to hear what you think of the rest of the series.

    Megan @ http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk

  13. I just added four of these books to my TBR list. How will I ever read all of the books I want to read? :)

  14. I'm pretty sure I've seen A Court of Thrones and Roses on just about everybody's list. :p

  15. Thanks so much for posting this. It got me thinking and I've posted my own top 5 here...


  16. I'm currently reading ACOTAR and it is amazing - I can already tell that I'm deliberately making myself go slower at times, which is hard because I can't stop reading it!
    I've also really wanted to read the Lumatere Chronicles, so I might just do that soon!

  17. I was also late to the DUFF party but I loved it when I read it earlier this year.

    I can't wait to get my hands on Rook!

  18. A court of thorns and roses and everything, everything are on my list! They were cute and really good!

  19. I LOVED A Court of Thorns and Roses! It was fantastic and now I have to read her other series which has been sitting on my shelves for a while now. Happy reading.
    Top 10 @Libby Blog

  20. I want to read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, adding to my TBR on goodreads! :)

  21. An Ember in the Ashes should be on my list too, but it's so recent it didn't feel right.

  22. A few new ones in this list for me that I will be looking out for next month. Thank You.
    Top of my list this year would be Jeremiah's Ghost by Isaac Constantine.
    A very personal, introspective journey of identity from a fascinating character who is trying to make sense of the painful childhood ghosts that have haunted him throughout his life.
    Reading this book definitely gave me a strong sense of nostalgia. Thinking back to my college years when I first began analyzing the issues in my younger years that had shaped me.
    This is a really great book if You like something heavy and deep or enjoy coming of age type stories. The book is brilliantly written too. Isaac Constantine is definitely an author to look out for in the coming years.



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