TTT: Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015

Posted December 15, 2015 by Wendy in Top Ten Tuesday / 17 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

Today we’re talking about the top 10 BEST books I’ve read this year! I excluded rereads from my list because I only reread a book if I absolutely loved it so it’s kind of a no brainer that it’s going to be a “best”. So this list is all about the top 10 best books I’ve read this year that is not a reread. I also happened to read a lot of series this year that became favorites and in that case, I chose my favorite from the series. Without further ado and in no particular order:

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore: I couldn’t believe how long I had waited to read this. It was just the sort of fantasy I love and has one of my favorite OTPs ever (Katsa and Po!!) I still need to continue the series and I’m excited to do so!

Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas: I read historical romance for the first time this year and I am SO glad I did! I loved the Wallflowers series but this one is my favorite. This couple is just so unlikely but yet so perfect. It’s incredible. I loved it.

Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta: The Lumatere Chronicles has taken its spot on my all time favorite fantasy series list. It’s incredible and so brilliant and I know I’ll be rereading at one point. This one is my favorite of the series because there is the most amazing character growth I have EVER seen and the fantasy world is awesome and there are SO many ships that are perfectttt.

Crown of Embers by Rae Carson: I liked the first book well enough but oh man, I LOVED this one. Hector, Lord Commander of my heart! Swooon. Elisa really grows so much in this book and really comes into her own in this one and I loved every second of it.

Winter by Marissa Meyer: This series ender is PERFECT. Unpredictable with nonstop action but also the best humor! These are some of my favorite characters ever and I had the worst book hangover after I finished. This is going on the to-reread list for sure!

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi: Yes, that’s right, I finally read this series this year! And I freaking loved it. I thought it was such a unique dystopian and gosh Aria and Perry! <3 AND OF COURSE ROAR. <333

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: I love Leigh’s writing. LOVE. IT. And I loved being back in the Grisha world. Heist story plus fantasy PLUS amazing characters equals best.

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman: Super unique layout that is so creative and awesome and amazing and just super cool. But that’s not all. The plot is super tense and I couldn’t even put it down. Plus, Kady and Ezra are just the best. I needed the next book like yesterday.

The Definition of Icing by Aven Ellis: I love Aven for her sporty sweet romances and this even has my other love: chocolate. YUM. I loved that aspect, not to mention hello hockey hottie Nate! <3

The Deal by Elle Kennedy: Another hockey romance! Garrett is all sorts of hilarious and he and Hannah fit so well. It was the perfect combination of everything I love in a sporty NA.

Alright. Do we have any in common? Tell me what your favorite reads of 2015 were!

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17 responses to “TTT: Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015

  1. It’s great to see Graceling on someone’s list, I really loved that book. And The Deal?! Swoon . . . that book is really exactly what I want to read in a sports NA. Great list!!

  2. This is an amazing list. I love Graceling, I love it when people read it for the first time and love it! I really want to read the Lumatere Chronicles, so reading that it is one of your all time fantasy faves makes me want to read it even more! I also loved Six of Crows this year, Illuminae is next on my list!
    Here’s my ttt!

  3. It makes me so happy to see Winter, Six of Crows, Graceling, Crown of Embers and Froi of the Exiles on this list because those are favorites for me as well! BUT it makes me happiest of all to see Devil in Winter on this list because (a) LISA KLEYPAS IS QUEEN and (b) this is my favorite historical romance from her! <3

  4. Gah! I still need to read Winter, Graceling, Froi of the Exiles, Crown of Embers, Illuminae, Into the Still Blue and Six of Crows but they are ALL on my tbr shelf with Winter lined up to be my very next read 😉 I can NOT wait to see how the series wraps up but at the same time I don’t want it to end!! Fantastic picks Wendy^^ xxxx

  5. THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS. You read the last book, right? PLEASE TELL ME YOU DID BECAUSE OH MY GOSH THAT BOOK. WINTER was so freaking spectacular; we still need to do our not-a-book-club thing! I still need to read INTO THE STILL BLUE but THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT really did not work for me. It made my hurt. And GRACELING! That’s a fantasy series I really want to read.

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  6. Graceling!!!! I finally read the book this year as well, and loved it! It was a feminist’s dream book and the romance was adorable! I loved Katsa and Po!
    Into the Still Blue! It’s been ages since I read the series! I’ve forgotten half of the story but I love Aria, Perry and Roar!

    Here’s my list