Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I've Read in 2015 (so far)

The year isn't over yet, but for this Top Ten Tuesday we are coming up with our favorite books of the year....so far. Here's a combination of some of the best adult novels, young adult novels and some older novels that I've read this year. (Also, I cheated and included twelve novels....sssshhh!)   



1.  The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - This is such a powerful novel and one of the best books I've read in awhile. If you enjoy historical fiction, you MUST read this book.

2.  P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han - Jenny Han can do no wrong and her books are perfect for summertime.

3.  Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas- I picked this book up because I was in a reading slump. This YA fantasy series is one of the best I've read. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

4.  The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan - This book is so much fun and one of my favorite beach reads of the year. If you love all things Royal Family, then check it out immediately!

5.  The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski - I love the Jersey Shore and this book captures it perfectly. I love that the author incorporated Superstorm Sandy in this novel as well.

6.  The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd - I'm glad I finally read this book since the paperback edition came out this summer. Wow! It's definitely a powerful read that fans of historical fiction will thoroughly enjoy.




7.  The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord - This is one of my favorite YA books of the year. I loved everything about it. It was a quiet read, but I loved how it examined friendship, families, and first love. 

8.  Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen - Saint Anything is a little darker than I expected, but very, very good. I'll read anything Dessen writes.

9.  Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby - This is my favorite of Kirby's novels to date. Fans of YA contemporary fiction should check this one out.

10. Vendetta by Catherine Doyle - I loved this YA debut that was a combination of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet. I am looking forward to book two.

11. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - This is a suspenseful read and although I didn't enjoy it as much as Gone Girl, I still thought it was an edge-of-your-seat thriller.

12.  The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams - If you love historical fiction, you must check out Williams' novels. This one was just as good as A Hundred Summers.

What do you guys think? Let me know the books that are you favorite of the year so far. This meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

27 comments:

  1. I almost put both Saint Anything and The Royal We on my list. I should have cheated and added them! I need to check out Sarah Maas's other series after loving A Court of Thorns and Roses. The Invention of Wings made my list last year. It was such a good historical novel. Great list!

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    1. Haha. I totally cheated and added extra books...I can't help myself. :) I can't wait to read A Court of Thorns...hopefully when I am done Throne of Glass. I loved The Invention of Wings as well...such a great read. I am so glad I finally got around to it. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  2. Great list!! I'm starting the Throne of Glass series this summer, so I'm happy to see that you are still enjoying the series. Saint Anything, The Royal We, and P.S. I Still Love You are all on m8y TBR list as well. I'm going to have to check out The Nightingale. I read my first historical fiction book last year and have been trying to find others I will enjoy.

    Here is my TTT: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/06/top-ten-tuesday-top-10-books-ive-read.html

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    1. The Nightingale is outstanding. I hope you get to read it soon, Jacque! Thanks for visiting.

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  3. I've only read The Crown of Midnight but I've heard great things about a lot of these books. I have a copy of Vendetta that I haven't read yet so I'm glad it made your list.

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    1. Vendetta is really great if you like Godfather vibe to your books. I am loving the Throne of Glass series and can't wait to continue with it. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Seriously, everyone is in love with Sarah J. Maas. I STILL haven't read any of her books! I've really got to get on this...

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    1. I haven't read her latest novel, but am loving the Throne of Glass series. If you like high fantasy, I highly recommend it. Thanks for visiting. Amber!

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  5. There are so many great reads on this list, Christina; and so many books to read - GAH! I just can never read all of the ones that I'd like to...maybe when I retire? HA! Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas!

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    1. I know, right?! Too many books and not enough time. Thanks for visiting, Tara!

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  6. Things We Know By Heart would definitely make my list had I made one. :)

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    1. I am so glad you liked this book as well. It's Kirby's best one so far. Thanks for visiting.

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  7. CROWN OF MIDNIGHT!!! Ahhh, Sarah's books just get better and better! Eep, and I still need to read THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and pick up SAINT ANYTHING!! VENDETTA sounds intriguing...I'm going to go look it up now!

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    1. I am excited to continue with the Throne of Glass series....loving it so far! Thanks for visiting, Bonnie!

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I haven't read any of these, but I DO really want to read The Girl on the Train. It's fun to see what people pick as favorites at this point in the year. :)

    -Lauren

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    1. The Girl on the Train is a suspenseful read...a lot of fun....not as good as Gone Girl, but very entertaining. Thanks for visiting!

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  9. I need to read The Girl on The Train and The Nightingale!

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    1. I hope you get to read both....they are fantastic! Thanks for visiting!

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  10. I'm seeing The Royal We on everyone's lists today. Makes me realize, I'm probably missing something important. :)

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    1. The Royal We is such a FUN book and perfect for summertime. I hope you get to read it, Rissi! Thanks for visiting.

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  11. This list is the BEST!! I really, really, really want to read The Nightingale, The Royal We & The Summer After You and Me! I have The Girl on the Train on hold at the library, and I can't wait for it to come in! I've been waiting FOREVER. haha!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Christy! I hope you get to read those books soon....I think you'd enjoy them! Thanks for visiting.

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  12. The Summer After You and Me is up very soon in my tbr pile. I'm really looking forward to it. I can't believe I haven't read Saint Anything yet! I'll get to it. Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    I went off topic this week because I already did this topic a few weeks ago on a freebie week. My TTT

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    1. I really loved The Summer After You and Me b/c Jersey beaches hold a special place in my heart. I hope you get to read Saint Anything soon! Thanks for visiting, Michelle!

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  13. A couple of these definitely make my list too - Saint Anything, P.S I Still Love You and The Girl on the Train. The Summer After You and Me is coming up soon on my TBR. Looking forward to that one!

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  14. I really liked The Start of Me and You and am reading PS I Still Love You now. I have a hold for The Royal We at the library. I'm excited to read that one. Great list!

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  15. Excellent list, I've read a few of these, and the rest are on my tbr pile.

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