Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday // Top Ten Books I've Read 2015... So Far

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So I have decided to do a Top Ten Tuesday. Every Tuesday I plan to present a different Top Ten. I plan to cover Top Ten Favorite Books, Top Ten books by certain authors, Top Ten movie to book adaptations, etc., etc. You get the point. These are in no particular order , enjoy. 

1. A Thousand Pieces of You // Claudia Grey // Obviously, this is one of my favorites, if you haven't read my blog post on it, you can read it here.
2. Snow Like Ashes // Sara Raasch // This book is wonderful in so many ways and I love that Raasch has created this all new fantasy world with unique gifts and a strong female lead that kept me thinking and guessing throughout. 

3. Throne of Glass //  Sarah J. Maas // Who could ask for a better female lead? Snarky and  full of herself? Absolutely. Loving, caring, and thoughtful underneath and she loves books. 
4. Cinder // Marissa Meyer // I am a huge fan of fairytale retellings and Meyers has created the ultimate series, retelling these classic tales, linking them together through different books, and creating a 'whole new world' for readers to fall in love with. 
6. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda //  Becky Albertalli // This book. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it or not but I was blown away. It's a very interesting take on a young gay guy and not in the traditional sense. I laughed, I cried, I felt for Simon and Martin and all their friends. It's a beautiful, wonderful story. 
7. Stiching Snow // R.C. Lewis // I wanted to read this book for two reasons. The first was the gorgeous cover and the second was the Instagram hype this book was getting. I am so glad I picked it up! It's a fairytale retelling, like Cinder, but that's where most resemblance ends. I loved Lewis take on the King and the interesting powers that he included. It was also a very thought provoking book and incase you haven't gotten the message the more thought provoking the book the higher the ranking.
8. Blue Lily, Blue // Maggie Stiefvater // I am a HUGE Stiefvater fan. Her writing is so on point. I haven't read anything that she has written that I don't like. Blue Lily, Blue was a little disappointing in the sense that I can't wait to see what happens next. Fall cannot get here fast enough!

9. Alienated // Melissa Landers // At first I wasn't sure if I would like this book. Aliens exchange students? But it's another book with a strong female lead that really makes you think about serious issues. I am looking forward to continuing the series. 
10. InterWorld // Neil Gaiman // This is Sci-Fi at it's finest. An exciting adventure story about a boy that can walk across multiple dimensions? I'm in, I am all in. The only question is what Gaiman do I read next?
So what about you?
What's your favorite read of this year? Any recommendations? 
May the Force be with you.