Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015“. I was going to torture myself and put the books in order of which ones I liked the best (#1 being my favorite and #10 being my least favorite), but I just couldn’t do it. So, the following list is in no particular order.
1. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (or any book in the series)
The Mark of Athena is the third book in the Heroes of Olympus series, which is a spin-off/continuation of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. This whole series was amazing and I would highly, highly recommend it! I personally thought it was better and more developed than the PJO series, but I still loved that series as well.
2. More Than This by Patrick Ness
This was the first Patrick Ness book I read and I absolutely loved it! I picked it up from the library on a whim and I was so glad I did. His writing is just spectacular; it immediately drew me in and kept me interested. If you haven’t read a book by Patrick Ness yet, I suggest you start with this one!
3. Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes
Gathering Darkness is the third book in the Falling Kingdoms series and, in my opinion, the best book in the series so far. The plot keeps getting more and more complex with each book and there are so many unexpected twists and turns!
4. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I completely devoured this book. I started reading it one night and I ended up staying up until 3 in the morning just to finish it! I couldn’t put it down without knowing what happened in the end. I ended up loving it, of course!
5. The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan
I haven’t heard anyone talking about this book, but it was one I really, really enjoyed. Don’t let the not-so-great cover deter you – it was a truly wonderful story of friendship, love, and so much more.
6. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Before The Kite Runner, I hadn’t read many books in the historical fiction genre. It wasn’t like I was purposely avoiding the genre or anything, I just hadn’t read a lot of it. After reading and loving this book, however, I’ll definitely be reading more historical fiction! The Kite Runner was heartbreaking, yet wonderful. I really liked how it felt more like something that actually happened rather than a fictional story.
7. Fairest by Marissa Meyer
I read this novella earlier in the year and I really loved it! Fairest is part of the Lunar Chronicles series and it gives the readers a look at Queen Levana’s backstory. For more on my thoughts, read my Goodreads review!
8. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
An Ember in the Ashes was a wonderfully written book. I connected so well to the characters, even though I have little to nothing in common with them. Sabaa Tahir did a spectacular job of making this possible. For more of my thoughts, read my review!
9. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
This is a book that I believe could easily be considered a classic in 100 years. It’s a wonderful story taking place in a terrible time in American history that really sheds light on issues that unfortunately still take place today. I highly recommend you read this one!
10. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
While Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour isn’t my favorite Morgan Matson book, it was still really amazing! All of Morgan’s books have the perfect mix of summer fun, serious issues, and uniqueness. If you like any of these things, give any or all of her books a go!
What are some of your favorite books that you’ve read this year? Do we share any of the same books?