TTT: Best Books of 2015

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While it is hardly the end of the year (and I’m going to be doing a more comprehensive end of the year survey next week, before the holidays begin for me), I do feel like I’ve pretty much read the five-star books that are going to stay on my favorites list this year. I mean, I’ve heard great things about Robin Hobb, and I could very well fall in love with that book enough to bump one of the other books off my list, but let’s be honest. It’s going to take a whole lot to even bump any of this year’s favorites off my top ten.

Top Ten Best Books I Read in 2015

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

WHY: Girls who kick ass, grumpy romantic interests, a steamy sex scene (ohhh yeah) and lovely romantic arc, the scariness of the frelling Wood, Polish folklore galore.

Naked in Death by J.D. Robb

WHY: Was in the mood for romance and got full-blown adulty romance steamy steaminess. What more is there to say for a Nora Roberts book?

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

WHY: Four Londons, deliciously psychopathic villains, a coat of many colors, the awesomeness that is Kell and Rhy.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

WHY: Why the hell not? It’s Brandon frelling Sanderson. (But seriously. Supervillains and the people going against the grain. Love that shit.)

The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett

WHY: Three very awesome viewpoints with very tragic pasts, a magical system worth delving into, a world of demons scary as frell.

Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staple

WHY: Er, well, the series is fabulous to begin with. Why this volume? It made me laugh, squee, and cry inwardly all within a hunk of fifty or so pages. Also, space babies.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

WHY: Gay wizards. No, seriously. Gay wizards. I cannot be the only female who finds this both adorable and sexy. Oh, I suppose the writing was superb as well. Yeah.

Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks

WHY: Conclusion to a rather comprehensive assassin trilogy involving some of my favorite wetboys ever. Drenched in the blood of Logan Gyre’s enemies, of course.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

WHY: The Darkling. Just. The Darkling. Okay, fine. It also involves a magic system I found really interesting, and the world is based on a Russian setting. Win-win in my book.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

WHY: Because it’s one of my rare “better-than-the-first” books. Warning for angst and more angst in book 2 of the Divergent series but there was totally some character development I loved here.

7 thoughts on “TTT: Best Books of 2015

  1. Carry On is at my library — and now on hold. \o/ I was so disappointed that ‘Carry On’ wasn’t listed so clicked under author – HEY! That is the same person who wrote Eleanor and Park! ( When I searched for specific ‘Carry On’ of course they didn’t show it; they had it under the full name.) *total glee seeing Naked in Death on this list*

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    1. Lol yeah. My friend has been trying to get me to read Eleanor and Park, but clearly all she had to do was tell me Rowell wrote a book about gay wizards and I would have gotten to it so fast. >>


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