Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

Top Ten Tuesdays

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday was technically supposed to be the top ten topics from the last five years, but alas I don’t think I’ve been doing this quite long enough. However! Don’t worry! Instead I’ve just chosen next week’s topic, my top ten books so far of this year. (I’m very sorry for ruining the consistency in your blog-reading.)

vicious ve schwab
1. Vicious by VE Schwab Think superheroes, but with a much more pleasing amount of viciousness. Yes: it was dark and it was violent and – okay, maybe I didn’t read it quite as fast as ADSOM, but it was still excellent.

darkest part of the forest
2. The Darkest Part of the Forest I still didn’t love it as much as the Curse Workers, because those books are my violent and murderous soulmates, but this was still wonderful. It had cool girls and tricksy fae and ridiculously effortless writing. *nods in approval*

trial by fire
3. Trial by Fire I devoured this. Literally. Like a cake. I was devastated when I found that I had to wait until SEPTEMBER to get the second one. It comes out the same date as Queen of Shadows, which only adds to my growing Throne-of-Glass-Rowan confusion…at least we’ll get all the pain out the way at the beginning of the month, I suppose.

the mime order
4. The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon This was actually better than The Bone Season for me. I mean: London! Magic! Crime! What more could a girl want? Samantha Shannon is a very cool lady. (YALC HERE I COME.)

A Darker Shade of Magic
5. A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab With the FAR MORE PRETTY US cover What, my second VE Schwab book? I don’t know what you’re talking about *laughs awkwardly* See above. London, magic, and crime are my jams. This rocketed straight to the top of my favourites and honestly I don’t know how I survived before. The hype is real. The magic and characters and writing are all asdfjkl can we just talk about how amazing this book is?

the secret history
6. The Secret History by Donna Tartt Tumblr made me read it, I’ve got to say. I don’t think I understood about 70% of it but it was fun to read. (This and The Raven Cycle are almost the only things that make Latin seem cool.)

dreams of gods and monsters
7. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor I just quite like sequels. It made me sad to bid farewell to this world, but I found this a lot quicker to read than the others. Mate, the wordbuilding. *sighs happily*

the rest of us just live here
8. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness This was an ARC, but…IT WAS JUST SO GOOD. I mean, we already knew that Patrick Ness was cool, but this book is literally the epitomy of #VeryRealisticYA. So much snark.

dangerous girls
9. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas Another book I read based on recs. I don’t normally read mystery sorts of things, but the ending in this absolutely got me. Great for munching on when you’re in a book slump.

the song of achilles
10. The Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller Um, this might also be a Tumblr read? Can I just say: don’t read it in public places unless you want to be an emotional wreck incapable of thought for the rest of the day.

Read any of these? What did you think? What are your favourite books of 2015?

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10 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

  1. VICIOUS WAS SO GOOD. I agree it wasn’t so gripping as ADSOM, but I love the premise so much more. So much murder and madness! 😀 😀 I think Schwab officially became my fav author right after reading Vicious. Seriously, though, ADSOM is the definition of perfection.

    I haven’t actually read any of the others *shaky laugh* but I definitely want to try out the Holly Black one! And I’m picking up DoSaB really soon, so we’ll see how that goes and then decide whether to pick up the sequel 🙂

    1. Yess! I literally have no idea how she manages to write such magnificent books. ADSOM absolutely is perfection. ❤
      Holly Black is excellent on the murder/madness front, too. 😛 DoSaB is a bit of a love-or-hate one, I think. Let me know what you think of it!

  2. I’ve got about 10 chapters left of the Bone Season and I think I may go out and get the Mime Order now because I love the first one! I mean, it’s not like I don’t have enough books already… *cough*

  3. A Darker Shade of Magic…I’ve been wanting to get to it for so long now *curses book slump* Dayum, that cover is swoonworthy 😉 I haven’t actually read any of the other except for Holly Black’s book (YES YES YES) but that TBR pile is getting out of control. Just sliiiightly, y’know?

    1. The cover art IS beautiful. ❤ (Sadly UK has a different cover art, though.)
      Holly Black is amazing! I AM STILL NOT OVER CURSE WORKERS. Tbh all her fantasy is just fabulous darkness and murder all the way through, haha.
      Oh gosh, my TBR pile is insane as well. Hopefully I will be able to read it over summer??

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