Just before I started typing up this post I had a quick look back at my 2014 So Far post, and I was some sort of reading demon last year! I had read 57 books?! I bow down to my previous awesome, ‘cause this year hasn’t been quite as good. In 2015 I’ve read 39 so far. Not bad, but I’m beginning to feel my competitive side emerging and I’m doing my best to squash it before it takes over!
This year I mightn’t be reading as much, but in general, I’m enjoying the books I’m reading more. Out of the 39 books I read, I rated 31 of them 3 Stars or above. This is awesome! I have been a lot picker with the books I'm reading, and I'm happy I've at least liked the vast majority of what I've read so far this year.
Unsurprisingly, the ten books I've chosen have come from the right hand side of that pie-chart! But, to rank or not to rank, that's the decision I've been battling with. Choosing the books was fairly easy, but the actual ranking part is so hard! I have accomplished this painful task, and I’m trying to refrain from changing the order again…
I'm linking up with the Top Ten Tuesday meme, run by The Broke and the Bookish.
Books Ten - Six
10 – End of Days by Susan Ee
9 – Cress by Marissa Meyer
8 – Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian
7 – The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
6 – Ensnared by A.G Howard
My Top Five
5 – Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
I’d seen the hype for Snow Like Ashes, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. It was so entertaining and moreish, I loved it!
4 – Say Her Name by James Dawson
This is easily the best YA horror book I’ve read in a long, long time. Horror with blood flying everywhere doesn’t scare me, but when you have an atmosphere with a psychological element that slowly builds until you can cut the tension with a knife and then all hell breaks loose, oh gosh it’s awesome! I highly, highly recommend Say Her Name if you like scary books. Just… don’t say Bloody Mary five times into a mirror at midnight. And avoid dripping taps. And puddles. Just saying.
3 – The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
I was really hesitant to read The Winner’s Curse, but I’m so glad I gave in and read it a couple of weeks ago – I loved it! I had seen so much love for the trilogy all around the ‘sphere, I was so scared the hype monster would have gotten to me. I need to get my hands on book two!
2 – An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
This. Book. Was. FABULOUS! I loved how dark, bleak and intense it was. For a YA book, I was really impressed with how far it went. Plus, I really liked the characters and that’s always a huge plus point for me!
1 – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I don’t think choosing A Court of Thorns and Roses as my favourite of my favourites is too shocking! I read it back in February, and it’s the one book that’s hasn’t really left my mind since reading it. It’s a little early to call, but it’ll probably still be in my top three by the end of the year. Queen of Shadows IS on the horizon… so that could change things!
Have you read any of the books on my list? What did you think of them? And! Do we share any favourites? Thanks for stopping by!