Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten best books I've read in 2015 (so far)

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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven 

This will probably remain my number one book for the year.  It's devastatingly beautiful.  I sobbed for so long after reading it, and spent the next hour re-reading passages.  If you can handle darkness, you'll fall in love.  //  Review 
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard 

If you haven't read this trilogy, you're missing out.  Eleanor is a kickass fantasy heroine.  Daniel is dashingly swoonworthy.  Plus, there are evil spirits, zombies, and parasol.  If I weren't limiting myself today to a 1-book-per-series limit, the other two would be on here.  //  Review 

Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier 

I waited for this book for ages, and it didn't disappoint.  It's a whimsical, romantic adventure through gorgeous dreamscapes.  And don't forget absolutely adorable poetry-quoting boys.  //  Review 

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkowski 

If you have any love for fantasy at all, you'll obsess over this book.  Kestrel is a whip smart, cunning heroine.  Arin is a kind, loyal hero.  The political intrigue and drama surrounding them is ridiculous amounts of tense and exciting.  And the sequel?  Good god, book hangover.  //  Review 

A Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters 

Cat Winters can do no wrong when it comes to historical paranormal.  Or life, I'm sure.  She's the queen of combining spirits and the supernatural with sizzling historical romance.  This one adds a dash of feminism, a spunky heroine, and a dashing magician.  //  Review 

Golden Son by Pierce Jackson 

Curses, Jackson, how you flay my heart!  If Red Rising wasn't brutal and dramatic enough, Golden Son made up for it.  Darrow is in deeper than ever.  It's breakneck action and drama all the way through.  And that ending, holy crap!  //  Review 

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera 

If you're looking for something beautifully tragic, look no further.  Silvera's debut should be required reading.  It's gorgeously written, with a heartbreaking romance.   //  Review 

Uprooted by Naomi Novak 

If you're sick of the fairy tale kick, don't give up yet.  Novak's story is ridiculously original, with beautiful writing and a plot that could have been dreamed up by the Grimms.  Plus great characters, a snarky wizard...need I say more?  //  Review 

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley 

Love Neil Gaiman?  Meet Headley.  Her storytelling has that same dark, whimsical flair, but she's definitely her own writer.  Her characters are endearing, and she has flying ships.  Flying.  Ships.  

The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett 

This one snuck up on me.  You probably haven't heard of it, but you're missing out.  It's an atmospheric, character-driven story with elements of tragedy, romance, and cross-dimensional war.  //  Review 


  1. Completely agree re: Uprooted -- it's #1 on my list! Looks like there are several books on yours that I need to check out…

    My TTT.

    1. IT WAS SO GOOD. Well, if our mutual love for Uprooted is any indication, you'll like at least some.

  2. Cross-dimensional war? Need to add The Unquiet to my to-read list, then!

    1. It's not super focused on the fighting, but there is indeed a war.

  3. I want to read quite a few books on your list this week! :-) Glad to see them on there. My TTT!

  4. Haven't read all of this, but I really want to read The Winner's Curse! It seems interesting, and have a forbidden romance :D Uprooted sounds great too!

    My TTT

    1. IT'S SO FREAKING GOOD. Take what you think it's like and imagine it 100 times better.

  5. I have heard so many things about More Happy Than Not. I really need to pick it up! Great list :)

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    1. It's so freaking good. Just have tissues ready.

  6. All the Bright Places and Golden Son are also on my list!! That drama and that ending of Golden Son!! I really can't wait to read Morning Star!! I really hoping to get a copy ofMore Happy Than Not and Magonia!! Been reading good things about those. Great list! :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

    1. CURSE YOU, GOLDEN SON ENDING. Morning Star is gonna murder me. I hope you get to read those soon!

  7. I loved the Something Strange and Deadly series! I'm still not over that ending. It was amazing but, ugh! The Winner's Curse and Uprooted made my list as well. SO good! Great list.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    1. O_O <-- my face when I think about that ending, only then there are tears and pouting.

  8. The book covers are soooo eye catching for the books you've chosen as your favorite reads so far this year. I haven't read any of the books from your post this week, so have some books to explore.

    Here's a link to my TTT for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/06/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-ive-read.html

  9. I haven't read any of these yet but I want to start that trilogy by Susan Dennard after seeing on your blog last week!

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  10. I love your blog design! So minimalist and pretty! This is a really great list; The Winner's Curse trilogy has proven to be amazing so far. Trust me The Winner's Crime is even better than the first! I'm dying to read uprooted. I've heard so many great things about that book. Here is my TTT!

  11. I haven't read any of your favorites this year but a lot of them are upcoming: I got a late review copy of Uprooted (we always get things later here in Canada) so I'll be digging into that one next :D Magonia, The Cure for Dreaming and Red Rising are all on the list as well and so are The Winner's Curse and Something Strange and Deadly! Awesome selection^^ x

  12. I haven't read any of these, but ALL of them are on my TBR mountain chain somewhere. So many books, so little time ...

    Happy TTT!

  13. We share A Cure for Dreaming! Great list!

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  14. Uprooted and All the Bright Places both made my list too! SO amazing! I STILL need to finish Susan Dennard's series, and I'm dying to read More Happy Than Not, The Cure for Dreaming, and The Winner's Curse. Must get on those soon. :)


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