Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: The Best Books of 2015.

This weeks prompt: Top Ten Best Books I Read in 2015. 

It's that time of the year where I am forced to choose 10 books that completely gave me all the feels and pulled at my heartstrings because TBH, those are the best books in my opinion.
I read 59 books in 2015 and I'm supposed to pick 10 that were my favorite? I tried really hard to pick 10, but I couldn't so I chose 11 plus honorable mentions. 
P.S. In order to make my life less stressful and complicated, this list is in random order.

P.P.S I am probably going to use many uppercase words because they describe my feelings.

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2) The One (The Selection, #3)

1. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. My 1st read of 2015 left me in tears and so many feels. These characters truly mean so much to me and they are some of my all time favorite!!

2. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. How could I not choose CoHF?! This book along with Clockwork Princess were read during my 1st semester of college. That semester was rough because I didn't really make friends and I didn't like being in my apartment. So the Shadowhunter world was my escape and that is why these books mean so much to me. To say that I love these books along with the characters is a HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT. 

3. The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski. The writing was brilliant in this book! Arin and Kestrel are wonderful characters who fight for what they believe and mix that in with some gov't/political stuff and you got yourself some pretty hard decisions. Which basically just means I was  am still a mess.

4. The One by Kiera Cass. There's nothing super special about this series, but there's something about them that just sucked me right in. It might have something to do with Maxon Schreave, though. I still remember how I felt after reading this book: my roommates were all out of town which meant I had the apt to myself which meant I could properly flail without judgement.

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2)  This Shattered World (Starbound, #2) An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)

5. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. Thanks to this book, I now wish I had peculiar abilities. Thanks Ransom Riggs for the ending in this book. It was WOAH and EPIC.

6. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. TBH, I don't really understand all the sci-fi stuff in here, but that doesn't stop me from loving this series. There was something about this book that reminded me why I love to read. The characters, Jubilee and Flynn are unique and great together and they left a mark on my heart...right next to Lilac and Tarver.

7. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. THIS BOOK. I was hooked from page 2 and was almost always on the edge of my seat throughout the whole story! It's full of heartbreaking decisions, but that's what makes it beautiful and why I couldn't stop thinking about it. #OBSESSED 

The Unbound (The Archived, #2)The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)  Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) 

8. The Unbound by Victoria Schwab. Two words: WESLEY AYERS. What really made this book memorable is the dialogue. Sarcastic, snarky, and funny dialogue = VERY HAPPY ME.

9. Winter by Marissa Meyer by Marissa Meyer. THE BEST FINALE. This series is one of my all time favorites and the characters are the best! Full of sarcasm, funniness, craziness, and swoon worthy guys. It was AMAZEBALLS  and PERFECTION which means I AM A SATISFIED HUMAN. All the applause for Marissa Meyer who knows how to close a series with 824 pages.

10. The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. Oh man, SO MANY FEELS with this one. Khalid and Shahrzad give me life.

11. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Despite some negative reviews about this book, I LOVE IT. The plot twists and betrayals were insane and made it memorable for 2015. I think Cal is fire. Literally.

Honorable mentions:

 Since You've Been Gone Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson. This is an honorable mention because I cried like crazy at the end and I don't even know why.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. This whole series was actually a fav of mine this year, but Queen of Shadows just kinda sorta maybe ruined it for me. But Crown of Midnight is my fav so it deserves some mentioning.

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. I loved this book. I was never bored while reading it and that ending deserves an honorable mention. Definitely did not see that coming. And Julian is just adorable.

What were your fav reads of 2015? Did we have some in common? Share your thoughts in the comments!! 


  1. So many want to reads of mine on your list! I can't wait to get to Ember in the Ashes, which is looking at me from my shelf right now. Also excited for This Shattered World and the two others in that series, as I just fell deeply in love with Amie Kaufman via Illuminae. Can't wait. And Hollow City has such a cool cover, that I pick it up at the book store a lot, but have never bought. Maybe next time...

    The only one of these I have heard of is the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I am intrigued, though am still skeptical about whether I need to read a whole book on the subject. Hmm. Does sound like a real game changer for a lot of people those, which makes me all the more curious.

    Anyway, happy reading!

    My top ten list is here, if you're interested: http://www.bookpunks.com/year-books-best-books-2015/

    1. I hope you enjoy an ember in the ashes as well as the books in the starbound trilogy! I have yet to read Illuminae, and everyone I know has loved it so far!!

  2. I'm glad to hear that Winter is so good! I haven't had much time for reading this month, but I hope to finish it soon. :)

    1. Curse that no time for reading! I hate that, but I hope you get to finish Winter. It's the best! :D

  3. You have so many good books on here! I loved Crown of Midnight, This Shattered World, The Winner's Crime, and The Clockwork Princess. I haven't read any of the others, but many of them are on my To Read list!
    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

    1. Thanks for liking my list!
      I'll make sure to stop by your post! :D

  4. Can't wait to read Since You've Been Gone. Morgan Matson is Great!
    Awesome List!

    My TTT! :D

    1. Morgan Matson is so great! I hope you end up liking since you've been gone!!

  5. I'm dying to hear your thoughts on Queen of Shadows!! I have mixed feelings as well, and TOTALLY agree that Crown of Midnight kicked major ass. Great list! :)

    1. Thanks for liking my list! Here's my discussion on queen of shadows. My thoughts are a little all over the place, so sorry about that haha.

  6. I still need to read most of these. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy An Ember in the Ashes all that much. But Red Queen was great! :)

    Here is my TTT!

    1. That's the problem with these lists! I'm just like adding more books to my TBR and stressing out over it haha!
      I finished Red Queen like a week ago and I'm still thinking about it! Can't wait until the 2nd book comes out!

  7. What a great list! I loved several of these titles. I can't wait for the sequel for The Wrath and the Dawn. And the Winner's Kiss will probably be the end of me. Nice list!

    1. Thanks!!
      I'm with you on the winner's kiss being the death of me!! I'm scared.

  8. AHHH I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE A CASSANDRA CLARE FAN TOOOO!! *flails with you forever* I loved CoHF and read it last year and afjdklas dI cannot WAIT for Lady Midnight in 2016 :D I am literally counting down the days for it, heeheh. I also loved Since You've Been Gone, and Crown of Midnight and Winter and The Wrath and the Dawn and *pauses for breath* basically...you have fabulous taste in books. ;)
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. THANKS!
      I also can't wait for Lady Midnight!!!! And I just checked on goodreads the other day, and it's a pretty decent size book! I thought it was going to be like 400 pages, but NO! I'm so excited!