June 30, 2015

Finding New Favorites in 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new topic and invite everyone to share their answers. I'm so obsessed with lists - so I obviously love this feature!

Top Ten Books in 2015 (So Far)


ADULT

1. Here's Looking at You by Mhairi McFarlane
"As with every Mhairi McFarlane book, I was laughing and tearing up while reading! I love that her books are "light but not shallow" - a phrase coined by Sarah from Clear Eyes, Full Shelves that's truly the perfect description... Here's Looking at You stands on its own and is a new favorite for me!" | My Thoughts
2. It's Not Me, It's You by Mhairi McFarlane
"I picked this up when I was in a reading funk, and it was just what I needed! It was a breath of fresh air - a book that gave me that "I just found a new favorite" feeling. I started this 531-page beauty after work and finished it that evening. I didn't leave my room until I was done because it was too good to put down! I would happily recommend this book to readers who love adult fiction with humor, heart and a dose of happiness." | My Thoughts
3. These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner
I found this book at the used bookstore a year or so ago and purchased it on a whim because it had great ratings on Goodreads. I stuck it on my shelf with the intention of reading at some point, but I wasn't in a rush. It came to my attention again when I read this post, and I decided to move it up my TBR. I took it with me on vacation, read it in a day and fell in love. I want to read it again right now! Sarah Agnes Prine is an incredible heroine, and I discovered a new all-time favorite love story. | Thoughts to Come
4. Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center
"Happiness for Beginners exceeded all of my expectations, and it's earned a spot on my forever favorites shelf. I started flipping back through to find a quote for my review, and ended up reading it again. If I love a book enough to read it twice in one month, it's definitely earned my highest rating! BUY IT, AND I'M NOT SAYING PLEASE." | My Thoughts
5. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
"There's a storyline about a precious gem in this book, so it seems fitting to tell you that I didn't realize I had a jewel sitting on my bookshelves unread. The cover may be gorgeous, but the story inside is even better. I read to discover books like All the Light We Cannot See! I'd highly recommend it to anyone, but especially to fans of historical fiction. Doerr will transport you with his words, and you'll be all the better for the journey." | My Thoughts
6. The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
"This is the kind of adult fiction I crave! It's a book I'd love to read on the beach but would be equally comfortable discussing with a book club. It's proof that a book can be entertaining and thought provoking. I'll be pushing this one on my reading friends and my non-reader but royalty-loving friends. I had a feeling I'd enjoy this one, but I'm happy to say that I absolutely loved it. It's one that I want on my shelves and plan to re-read!" | My Thoughts
"I can't tell you the last time I laughed so hard and got so choked up - and in the same book too. It's eccentric, imaginative, insightful and touching. I'm buying a copy for my shelves, plus a few extras for some good old-fashioned book pushing. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry will be on all of my "Best of 2015" lists and will have a spot of my favorites shelf for life." | My Thoughts
YOUNG ADULT

8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
"If you think the beginning is slow, just wait until it's time to go Under the Mountain. It's a place you'll never forget! The ending was more resolved than I expected, which makes me even more excited to see what's in store for the rest of this series. A Court of Thorns and Roses wasn't a perfect read, but I loved almost everything about this twist on a tale as old as time!" | My Thoughts
9. Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
"I've started taking notes on a book as soon as I finish reading it (a habit I should have developed long ago), and my initial reaction to Under a Painted Sky was - HOLY. COW. I was hoping I'd enjoy this book, but I had no idea that it was going to become a forever favorite for me. This was such an incredible read - and so deserving of all the praise it's received so far! Honestly, I'm just excited I get to join the chorus telling you to READ IT." | My Thoughts
10. The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
"From amazing characters to an action-packed plot, Thomas has written a book that has cemented this series as an all-time favorite for me. I cannot wait to see what happens next, even if I'm scared of what Thomas has in store! If you haven't picked up these books, IT'S TIME TO REMEDY THAT PROBLEM. If you have read them, can we just agree they're FANTASTIC?" | My Thoughts

8 comments:

  1. I approve of all 3 YA choices, since I've read and loved them too! <3 And for the adult side, well, there are a bunch on my TBR (thanks to you, mind you) and one I've read - can't wait to check out the rest for myself!

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  2. I loved ACOTAR and I have The Perilous Sea AND The Royal We on my July reading list! Can't wait!! I've also added the Mhairi books to my tbr, they sound so wonderful in your reviews!

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  3. I haven't heard of most of these, so will have to check out your reviews and see if there are any I should add to my ever-growing TBR. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my TTT: http://bmariebooks.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/top-ten-books-ive-read-so-far-in-2015.html

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  4. Great list! I need to read A Court of Thorns and Roses. :)

    Check out my TTT.

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  5. I HAVE READ NONE OF THESE AHHHH! But SO many of them are on my TBR list. I'm really excited about The Royal We, Under a Painted Sky, and All the Light We Cannot See especially. And I still need to read The Burning Sky. I'm also going to be checking out some of these adult books, because they sound so good. :)

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  6. I LOVE The Perilous Sea & ACOTAR. Great picks!

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