Honestly, where did the year go? Last year I made a Top 14 Books of 2014 post and found it so much fun that I wanted to do it again this year! This post also fits into the week 2 challenge for #TackleYourTBR, a month long challenge that I’m co-hosting!
As of today, I have read 42 books (according to Goodreads) and I am happy to say that I enjoyed the majority of them. This year was such a good reading year and I’m hoping that next year will be even better! I’m hoping to read a few more books before the year is officially over, but as of now here are my top 15 books of 2015 (in order from most recently read):
Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows by Michelle Madow
If you follow me on Twitter, you know just how obsessed I am with this book! It is easily one of my favorites of the year and maybe of all time. You can read more in my review, but if you like Percy Jackson or The Secret Circle this is definitely the book for you.
Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Do I even need to explain why this is on my list? Three entire books from Daemon’s point of view… *swoons* My review will be up very soon!
Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I don’t have a review for this one up because NaNo got in the way, but MY GOODNESS! This book was so, so good and I am very mad that it took me so long to read it. It’s also proof that Jennifer slays in any and every genre.
Diamonds are Forever by Michelle Madow
A wonderful conclusion to a great series! I love these books so much because they transport you to a world of glitz and glam- making you both envious and grateful that you aren’t the Diamond sisters. Learn more about my thoughts here!
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
There’s really no way I can sum up how creepy and wonderful this book is! If you love psychological thrillers that really mess with your head definitely give this one a try. It’s been a few months and I STILL wonder about the ending. (Check out my rambly thoughts here!)
World War Z by Max Brooks
I actually listened to the audiobook for this and immediately became obsessed. There is an actual cast of people which made the experience so unforgettable, plus the actual ‘oral history’ format of the story was so unique. Probably going to be my favorite audiobook ever!
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Another highly anticipated release of mine and it did not disappoint! I loved how real this book was, Willowdean was so relatable and very funny. Julie Murphy brings awareness to something YA has shied away from for too long- fat girls are beautiful and deserve a story where they don’t have to lose weight to realize that. More thoughts can be found here.
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowan
Aghhhh I love this book so, so much! It’s a western novel about revenge and ohmygosh, it was so good. There are so many valuable lessons in this book, as well as some good old ass kicking- wild west style! I highly recommend it as you can see in my review.
George by Alex Gino
This is probably one of the most important books I have read this year. As someone who does not know a whole lot about the transgender community, I found this book so informative but enjoyable at the same time. Everyone should read it- it was raw, heartbreaking, and beautiful. (Review here)
Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman
This book was so epic, set in the time of teenage Alexander the Great readers are sucked into a world of drama, war, magic, and mystery. Written with multiple POVs, there was always something going on and someone’s life to fear for. It was beautifully written and I am SO EXCITED for book 2! Here is my review.
The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak
I often hate cheesy, far-fetched romance stories but this book is one of the exceptions. I was smiling throughout the entire novel, loving every second of the cheesiness. You can read more gushing here!
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
This book was so beautifully written, I wish I could drown in Nicola’s writing style it was just…it’s breathtaking! You need this in your life.
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
This book really surprised me, I thought that it was going to be a lighthearted story about friends and road trips but instead I got a better deal. A deep story about love and loss and finding yourself- here’s my review!
Fall With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I love me some JLA, especially this book! Jennifer takes new adult to the next level by weaving in beautiful and heartbreaking stories between the sexy times. She is just a flawless writer.
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
This book kept me up all night reading. In my review I explain what it taught me about how long I can last without sleep as well as how this seemingly simple and beautiful story blossomed into something that was heart wrenching but still managed to be amazing in the end. HIGHLY recommend.