The time it was a Top Ten Tuesday

Posted June 30, 2015 by Stacee in Top Ten Tuesday / 10 Comments

If you follow this blog sort of regularly, you would know that I’ve never participated in a weekly meme.  Some of them seem fun, but also a bit of work. At the same time, I love the idea of lists and forcing you to read sharing books that I’m obsessed with.

I saw a few people chatting about this on Twitter, but then I saw Jen’s instagram photo with this week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday {created by The Broke and the Bookish} and figured this was a perfect time to jump in.  So let’s do this, shall we?

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Top Ten Books I’ve read in 2015 {these are not in any order}

1. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo — Honestly, I don’t know what to say about this one.  It has everything you have come to love from Leigh’s books.  She gives us banter and world building and characters like no one else can.  Multiple POVs normally irritate me, but I found myself engrossed and dying to know more from each one of them. And while it was a bit of a slow burn, it has one hell of an ending.  If you liked the Grisha books, you’ll enjoy this one as well. I can’t wait to see her at SDCC and flail all over her.

2. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff — Let me start this by saying that sci-fi is not my bag, baby.  Not that I won’t read it, but it will never be my first choice.  I was incredibly wary of this book.  From it’s size, to it’s subject matter, to the unwavering hype…I went into this sort of expecting to be let down.  Was I ever wrong.  It hooked me from page one and I greedily devoured all 600+ pages.  The format is unique, the story is awesome, it’s a book that I will need all of the copies.

3. Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke — After reading April’s books, I knew that I would be on board with anything she puts out.  Imagine my surprise when I learned there would be a compilation of scary short stories by authors that April picked out.  Count. Me. In.  I did get to beta read Anita’s story a while ago and just going off that, I knew it was going to be amazing.  And it was.

4. Damage Done by Amanda Panitch — I’m a huge fan of mindfuckery and this book provided it like whoa.  It was a story that I couldn’t figure out.  I had three different theories while reading and none of them were correct.  When I got to the ending, I was stunned.  I do think that this is going to be something that people either love or hate.  The subject matter is a bit touchy, but it was captivating.  I still think about this book and it’s been over a month since I finished it.

5. Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young — Just…read everything Suzanne does.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

6. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi — Again, contemporary is not one of my favorites and I’m quite picky about the books I do read in the genre.  This book was told in alternating past/present chapters and I loved it. It was such a unique way to tell the story.  Couple that with an awesome set of characters and I was sold.

7. Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby — I loved Golden by Jessi, so I was pretty excited about this one when I heard about it.  Heartbreaking and swoony and I don’t know why I waited so long before I read it.

8. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray — This was another one that I waited to read.  In fact, I waited almost a year…I picked it up because I was going to be seeing Claudia at a signing and wanted to make sure I enjoyed the book before I bought it.  I think I was a bit concerned with the time travel-y part of it, but this book was glorious and I’m nearly rabid for the second one.

9. Simon vs the Homo Sapians Agenda by Becky Albertalli — If you haven’t read this one, get yourself a pack of Oreos and settle in for one of the best books of the year. Seriously.

10. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone — A perfect book about a girl trying to fit in and finding the friends who help her do just that. This will easily be one of by top 5 of the year. Go read it now.

So…that was definitely a bit harder than I was expecting. There are at least 5 more books I could have added to the list. Probably 10 more.

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What have been your favorite books this year?

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10 Responses to “The time it was a Top Ten Tuesday”

    • Stacee

      A few of them haven’t come out yet, but I firmly believe they should all be on everyone’s TBR list.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

    • Stacee

      Yes! I think that’s why i was sucked into participating on this topic. There are few things I love more than shoving books I adored into people’s hands. I hope you find something you enjoy.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

    • Stacee

      I just realized that I mentioned that I don’t care for contemp, but there are quite a few on the list! I hope you enjoy ELW!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  1. I really want to hurry up and read The Night We Said Yes! It sounds like such a wonderful read and I’ve been loving contemporaries lately. I recently read and adored Every Last Word. It was so amazing and I loved the poetry in it!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    • Stacee

      Yay! I’m so happy you enjoyed ELW! Tamara did such an amazing job with that book and the poetry aspect of it too. I hope you love TNWSY!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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