Top Ten Tuesday - Books Read In 2015

I've read 70 books in 2015 and many of them were really, really good. Mind-blowingly great, even.   My average rating on goodreads was 4.1 this year, so that says a lot. Many books were part of a series, because I still seem to love those the most. I've made a little list of the books and series I enjoyed the most. It was really hard to put them in order. I loved all of them almost equally. What were your favourite reads this past year?


1. Throne Of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
This was by far the series I loved best this year. I've read everything from Throne Of Glass to Queen of Shadows in 2015 and every book was better than the one before. I can't even begin to describe how excited I am about this series. Aelin is one of my favourite female characters of all time. 
Quotes: "You cannot pick and choose what parts of her to love."
"Tell me that even if I lead us all to ruin, we'll burn in hell together."


2. Prodigy and Champion (Legend series) by Marie Lu
A close second. I read Prodigy and Champion early on in 2015 and they wrecked me. Many, many feels and emotions and very well crafted characters. Day broke my heart, June shattered what little pieces there were left of it. Marie Lu is brilliant.
Quote: I did this to him. And because he loves me, he can never really escape it. He'll remember the fate of his family every time he sees me, even if he loves me. Especially if he loves me.


3. Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Surprise of the year! I hadn't read anything by Leigh Bardugo before, but she amazed me. This book was absolutely fantastic. Detailed world building and interesting characters that immediately hooked me. This is a masterpiece. I can't wait for the next installment in this series.
Quote: We're all someone's monster.



4. The Young Elites series by Marie Lu
I read both The Young Elites and The Rose Society this year and it's safe to say I have never read anything like it. Marie Lu takes darkness to an entirely different level here. This series is extraordinary. The characters are dark, vengeful, hateful and unsympathetic. And yet I loved this so, so much.
Quote: Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, so she destroyed them all.


5. The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken
Everyone kept telling me to read this, so I finally started it over the summer. And finished it soon after! I read all books in a row and loved every page of them. It's as good as people say it is. I especially loved the world building. And Cole, but.. :(
Quote: You can push someone’s button over and over again to get what you want, but there comes a point when your finger slips and you finally hit the wrong one.


6. The Collectors' Society series by Heather Lyons
There are currently 3 books in this series and I loved them to pieces. It's a very unique kind of story and it's done so exceptionally well - you'll love it. It's also a NA series and the maturity of the characters is relieving. The world building is brilliant and the emotions are real. Go read it!
Quote: Madness—that old, dear friend of mine—has come home for a visit. And I welcome its return with open arms.


7. The World Of Ice & Fire by George R.R. Martin
The World of Ice & Fire: The official history of Westeros and the world of A Game Of Thrones. This book is not a story so much as an encyclopedia. This book is a masterpiece. It's mind-blowing. The insane amount of detail Martin offers makes it so easy to forget that all of this book's content is in fact fictional.
Quote: Glory may be everlasting, yet it is fleeting as well—soon forgotten in the aftermath if it leads to greater disasters.


8. The Martian by Andy Weir
It hardly seems fair to put this book in position 8, because I absolutely loved it. It's incredibly detailed and well researched, has a very compelling plot and one perfect main character: Mark Watney. The humor warmed my heart, the tensity often made me jump up and down my chair. It's sci-fi that feels awfully realistic.
Quote: I’m pretty much fucked. That’s my considered opinion. Fucked.



9. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I've only just finished this series. I read everything from Cinder to Winter in a row and I honestly enjoyed it a lot. Cinder and Scarlet were both great heroines to root for. I probably loved the characters more than the actual story, but these are the kind of books you just can't put down. You have to keep going.
Quote: Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given and what we do with them.


10. The Knife Of Never Letting Go & The Ask and The Answer (Chaos Walking) by Patrick Ness
These were my first books by Patrick Ness and they did not disappoint. I loved how different his writing was from anything else I'd read before. His style is unique and so are his characters and his world. I was really impressed. 
Quotes: "We are the choices we make."
"Without a filter, a man is just chaos walking."
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2 comments:

  1. It seems like you read some great books this year! I own the first two books in the Chaos Walking Trilogy, and I'm super excited to read them. I hope I enjoy them as much as you did!

    Great post! Thanks so much for sharing. I wish you a happy new year, and that in 2016, you read just as many great books! :)
    Denise | The Bibliolater

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    1. Yes, I did. I finally got to some really great series. You should definitely read the Chaos Walking trilogy. I really hope you'll enjoy them. They are different for sure, but different in a good way!

      A very happy new year to you as well!

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