Top Ten Tuesday – Best Read in 2015… So Far

June 30, 2015 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 12 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This was oddly enough the easiest list to compile having read exactly 10 great books. I clearly have not been picking my reads well since I’ve read over 90 at this point. But these 10? SO GOOD.

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(in no particular order)

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas
I picked up this series (finally) during a massive reading slump. It cured me completely and is cemented as one of my favorites.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
This type of book is not something I would have normally picked up if I had not read so many rave reviews. This one was pretty darn incredible and was so much more than I anticipated.

Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson #8) by Darynda Jones
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: This series just keeps getting better and better. Charlie is freaking hilarious and each installment gets more and more intense. I’m forever anxious to see what happens next.

The Awesome by Eva Darrows
This was such a wonderful surprising read. Hilariously snark main character, a wonderful mother+daughter relationship and to top it off it approaches the topic of sex in an appropriately healthy manner.

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh
Oh the FEEEEEELS. This one took me completely by surprise. Historical fiction with a small dash of fantasy and a romance that is sure to leave you swooning.

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
Beautifully written story of guilt and innocence with a wonderful mix of magical realism that only Nova Ren Suma can handle with ease.

Sisters of Shiloh by Kathy Hepinstall & Becky Hepinstall Hilliker
Two sisters disguise themselves as men to join the Confederate army during the Civil War. This was a powerful and emotional story of war and the effects it has on the survivors.

All the Rage by Courtney Summers
Unflinchingly honest depiction of rape culture that I couldn’t tear my eyes from. I read this in a single day.

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer
Honestly? I love The Lunar Chronicles but getting a look at the motivations behind the villain of the story took this story to a whole new level for me.

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
This book left me shocked and appalled but boy was this ever a fantastic debut. Love a story that takes a fairy tale and transforms it into something magical.

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12 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Best Read in 2015… So Far”

  1. Rory

    I had a tough time with this week’s list (I didn’t do it) because I don’t actually have top great books yet. Which is SO sad (said in a rather whiny voice)….
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    • Bonnie

      Honestly, a few of these didn’t really deserve top ten status but I was grasping at straws too. Really hoping the second half I pick better. Already got one 5 star (Bull Mountain) so it’s already looking up.
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    • Bonnie

      Crown is definitely my favorite of the series too. 🙂 Minnow Bly was pretty crazy and not what I expected. Still trying to come up with the proper words for a decent review!
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  2. Rachel @ Paper Cuts

    I’m jealous that you’ve been able to read 90 books this year! That’s impressive–I’m at 60. I’m SO excited you loved The Wrath and the Dawn, because I’m dyingg to get to it! 😀

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    • Bonnie

      60 is good! Honestly I’ve read quite a few graphic novels (which SORT OF count but not really lol). The Wrath and the Dawn was such a huge surprise. I mean it had its flaws but just really worked for me when I picked it up so I was fortunate. 🙂
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    • Bonnie

      The Walls Around Us was absolutely incredible and I’m really surprised it didn’t get more love. It’s super deserving. Hope you love it as much as I did! 🙂
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