Obsessing Over 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 Adult Fiction Books I Read in 2015

"Honestly, it freaks me out to think that I might have missed on on reading this book! It was absolutely FANTASTIC, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I laughed so hard I had to read passages out loud to my husband because he felt left out. I teared up so many times I had to put the book down until I could see clearly. I highlighted whole pages, and I could I read the whole thing over again right this minute. I fell madly in love with these characters, this story, and Backman's writing." | My Review

2. 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." | My Review

3. 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 Review

4. The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

"The Invasion of the Tearling went in a direction I never expected, and I have honestly no idea what will happen next. The book tackles tough issues, places its characters in impossible situations and raises the stakes even higher. There's so much depth in this world and in this story - leaving Johansen room to explore and readers much to discuss. I loved this one just as much as the first!" | My Review

5. Before I Go by Colleen Oakley

"Both heartbreaking and hopeful, Before I Go captures the blessing of love, the beauty of life, and the burden of leaving them both behind. I loved every bit of this book, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it! It's a thought-provoking look at how a person reacts when the end draws near and there's not enough time to say and do all the things saved for 'later.' Before I Go has earned a spot on my favorites shelf, and I can't wait until I can one day make room on that shelf for Oakley's next book." | My Review

6. 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! It's about getting lost so you can be found. Seeing with your heart, and not just your eyes. Finding and choosing to remember the happiness around you. It's got hope, longing, anticipation and more on every page." | My Review

7. Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

"I highlighted quote after quote while I was reading, which isn't surprising given how much I love Reid's writing. As soon as I pick up one of her books, I'm hooked. I love her characterization, and the way every single person feels like someone I might know... Maybe in Another Life is a book that will make you think and feel. It's a fun concept that's fleshed out in such a meaningful and memorable way, and I loved every minute I spent reading it. I'm so excited that I'm adding this to my 'push it on everyone' pile!" | My Review

8. It's Not Me, It's You by Mhairi McFarlane

"McFarlane has such a great sense of humor, and I often find myself laughing out loud while I'm reading. But I cried a little, too, because she tackles some themes and feelings that I identified with so strongly... 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 happiness." | My Review

9. Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer

"Girl Before a Mirror reminds me why I love reading. I almost never write in books, but I had to take out my highlighter with this one. This book moved me and entertained me. Liza Palmer writes stories that resonate with me and creates characters that feel real. I know these women - whether it's at work, down the street, in my family or the person I see when I look in the mirror. I cannot recommend A Girl Before a Mirror highly enough. Make room on your shelves and in your heart for this unforgettable book." | My Review

10. These is My Words by Nancy Turner

"[Sarah is] a heroine I won't soon forget - a tough, spirited survivor who records her life on the frontier in her journal. The book opens at the start of her family's journey west, and she captured my attention from her first entry. I knew I was in for an adventure with Sarah, and she certainly didn't disappoint... I don't think my words can do this book justice, but trust me when I tell you to read this book. It's a new all-time favorite for me - one I see myself revisiting for years to come." | My Review

Did any of these books make your list?
If haven't read them yet, you're missing out!


  1. I finished All The Light We Can Not See last week, and I couldn't believe I'd let this book sit on my shelf for so long. I love historical fiction and it was hands down one of my top reads for 2015.

    I think I might have to pick up My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry now, it sounds fantastic!

  2. Yay for awesome adult reads! I want you to know, even though I'm sure I've already said this to you by the time I post this comment, that I read FOUR of these because of you, TWO because they were already on my radar, ONE is on my TBR because you told me to buy it and TWO are on my wishlist TBR. Looks like I have to add in that last book (Mhairi's) to complete your TTT on my TBR/shelf ;)

  3. I've been seeing The Royal We on a lot of lists this week. I've really got to check that one out! My TTT!

  4. I want to read almost all of these! :)

  5. I own SO MANY OF THESE because of your reviews and I've only read Maybe In Another Life. GAH I need to get going!

  6. Girl Before a Mirror! Yes yes yes! I can't wait for more from Liza. I hope it's SOON!


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