Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
It’s been ages since I last did a Top Ten Tuesday! I simply haven’t had the time because of all the university shenanigans (otherwise known as a bachelor’s thesis). But now my holidays have started, so I have all the time in the world again! This week’s topic is my top ten books I’ve read so far in 2015. As of yesterday, I have read 22 books so far this year, so I had to choose just under half of them, which wasn’t that hard since I’ve read some pretty good books! In Goodreads terms, there are four 5-star books on this list and six 4-star books. However, I gave Fangirl 4 stars and can’t remember for the life of me why. In my head it’s definitely a 5-star read!
As always, these are in no particular order (although… the 5-star reads are the first four). The links lead to my reviews of the books.
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas This was my first foray into (YA) fantasy and I absolutely loved it. I think this is the only book I gave an Adored It rating so far this year. I’m desperate to read the other books in the series, but I’ll first have to get my hands on them…
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell This book had been on my TBR for a long time and it did not disappoint in the slightest. I loved Eleanor & Park. Beautiful, beautiful story.
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Oh, I was wrong before! I gave We Were Liars an Adored It rating as well. This book blew my mind and Lockhart’s writing style had me mesmerised.
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins I’m still baffled as to why I love this story so much, but I did. I finished it in about a day, which rarely happens (especially not when I have an exam the next day…). Anna was the breath of fresh air I needed that day.
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Like I said before, I can’t remember why I gave this book 4 stars, because it’s definitely a 5-star read for me. I love how Rowell deals with anxiety in this story, and this is exactly the kind of book I would read and reread when I’m feeling down. In fact, I’m going over to Goodreads right now to change that rating.
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë After having this book on my bookshelf for years, I finally read it – and I loved it! Those Brontë sisters sure were talented.
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton This is a big book and it took me quite a while to get through it, but it was definitely worth it. I am so impressed with what Catton managed to do with this story.
- The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith I am always a sucker for anything written by my favourite author of all time and this was another hit for me, even though it didn’t become a true pageturner until the last 70 pages or so.
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer Like Throne of Glass, this was a book I read as part of my “reading out of my comfort zone” resolution. It definitely paid off, because I love this series.
- Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Perhaps I should’ve just put these two as one, but now I’ve already made the graphic to go with the post so I’ll just leave it. Scarlet really takes the story to the next level from Cinder. I love that it gets quite a lot darker in this story.
And that’s my top ten books I’ve read this year so far! Are any of these books in your top ten as well? Let me know!