Top Eleven Best Books I Read In 2015

Posted December 15, 2015 by Paula in 2015, Books, Top Ten Tuesdays / 20 Comments

Top Eleven Best Books I Read In 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up from The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is the best books that we read in 2015. You can write about as many or as few as you like, ten is just a guide. Be sure to check out all the other blogs in the link up! 🙂

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

This is my favorite book of the year. I couldn’t put it down, and when I had to, all I could think about was getting back to it.

Cress by Marissa Meyer

I love The Lunar Chronicles! And Cress is my favorite of the books. (I haven’t finished Winter at this time.) I found her to be the most relatable of our heroines, and I got to spend more time with Captain Thorne!

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

This was the first book that I read by Jodi Picoult, and I loved it! I loved the story. I loved the characters. I loved getting to learn about elephants. I loved that I didn’t see that ending coming.

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

I love the Wizard of Oz. I love retellings. So of course I loved this book! And Amy Gumm, she quickly became one of my favorite heroines of the year.

The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister

I read this book in a day. Which for me is quite a feat. I was left guessing all the way through.

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

It’s Neil Gaiman. And there’s a Doctor Who story! So, obviously I loved it!

The Lost Hero by Rick by Rick Riordan

This is the first book in the Heroes of Olympus series. I missed Percy Jackson, but I enjoyed getting to know the new Heroes – Jason, Piper, and Leo. Leo especially, who is one of my favorite characters in the series. I also enjoyed Rick introducing Roman mythology into the series.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

This books kept me guessing all the way through. Mara made for a great unreliable narrator, because we never knew if what she was seeing was real or her PTSD. And Oh Noah! He’s one of my favorite book boyfriends ever!

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

This is the second book in Stephen King’s Bill Hodges Series. Hodges is one of my favorite detectives of all time. He, Holly, and Jerome make an unlikely, but great crime solving team.

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfield

This book alternates between the story of Lizzie, who discovers that she’s a guide for the dead, and the story of Darcy, the author who created Lizzie’s world. For me the most interesting part of the book was the insights into publishing that we see in Darcy’s chapters. It was a good read, and one that has stayed with me all year.

Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley

It was a year for retellings for me, and I loved this Sleeping Beauty retelling. Spindle’s End had been on my TBR list for years, and when Cap and I found it at the used bookstore I had to get it. Robin McKinley created a world that I wanted to live in! It was magical!

What are your favorite books of the year? Do we have any favorites in common? Let me know in the comments!

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20 responses to “Top Eleven Best Books I Read In 2015

  1. I am currently reading Cress now and I am definitely liking it a lot better than I did Scarlet. Dorothy Must Die was a really good book and I have been really enjoying all the novellas (besides Heart of Tin, that one was not my favorite). The Wicked Will Rise was SO good! 🙂 The Lost Hero, YES!

  2. I love Jodi Picoult and really need to catch up on her newer books (I feel like I read almost all of her older ones before I started blogging and then haven’t been back since!!). My favorite was The Pact. I also really liked Nineteen Minutes. I really need to read something by Scott Westerfeld. It’s been on my to-read list for far too long. Great list!
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  3. You’ve got a good list here of books I need to read!
    1) I think I need to start reading some books by Jodi Picoult! I hear good things from her!
    2) In 2016, I wish to conquer the task of finally starting the Percy Jackson series and hopefully getting to The Heroes of Olympus series!
    3) I want to read Mara Dyer so bad! I hear Noah is pretty amazing and I’m excited!

    Thanks for stopping by @TheHappyReader 😀

  4. I just read “Mr. Mercedes” in November and I loved that eclectic trio of Bill, Holly and Jerome! It was one of my favorite book this year and I hope to read “Finders Keepers” soon. I’ve read several books by Jodi Picoult but not “The Storyteller.” I’ll keep that one in mind!

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