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Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by TheBrokeandtheBookish.

This is a really hard post guys. I am not even going to try to put these books in order. I read over 160 books this year, 70 of those I loved enough to give 5 stars to. So narrowing it down to just 10 is like almost impossible.

(covers link to my reviews)

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotten

the secret wisdom of the earth

I got an eARC of this book very early in 2015. It is the only book I have asked people to buy for me for Christmas. I need it in my collection for when I need a good read with a long cry, or to lend to someone who wants to read something really moving.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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This was such an easy pick for my top 10. It is really addictive writing within a really smart format(s). I was hooked on this book from the first page. My eyes fell in love with it’s unpredictable layout.

The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin

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Oh my, this story hit my right in my emotional soft spot. It was exactly what I needed. I feel right in love with the characters. I didn’t think I was falling in love with them, but I sincerely did. I fell in love with every. single. person. I cried, I smiled, I laughed out loud, it was a beautifully told story of someone coming to an end.

438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival At Sea by Jonathan Franklin

438 days

It might be just a coincidence that this is the last 5 star book I read. It wasn’t the way it was written, it was the true story within it. This guy is an absolute hero, the toughest person alive maybe. The strength of the human spirit is so inspiring.

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

heir of fire

I know some had mixed feeling about this story, but I don’t care. This is my absolute favorite of the series so far. I love the world building, the character building, and the ship I set in this story. I loved the follow up, but this one has a special place in my heart.

Trust No One by Paul Cleave

trust no oneThis story featured one of the most unpredictable protagonists I could ever wish for. Our hero in this story has early onset Alzheimer’s and he isn’t sure if he is a murderer. He is a famous writer so maybe he made the murders up? This was one of favorite reviews to write. I loved every twist in this story.

Undertow by Michael Buckley

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I know this book was bit a far out, but I loved the concept. It is easy for me to imagine there could be a civilization of intelligent creatures living in the sea. This story combined everything I loved about fantasy in a dystopian society and threw in a romance and some sci-fi. I am eagerly awaiting the sequel.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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This story was just good fun. I fell hard for the characters and shipped even harder. With 5 POVs and an unpredictable heist this story managed to keep me on the edge of my seat. This story was a complete win for me and I can’t wait to read MORE about these characters.

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

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This was such a lovely story based loosely on 1001 Nights. I adored the protagonist and all the supporting characters. This was a swoon worthy romance of the highest order. I cannot wait to get the sequel to this story.

Fire Country by David Estes

fire country

I am so glad I got the chance to read this book. This book won a reader’s choice poll on my site for what I should read next. It was awesome because this story features the only girl in my YA reading memory of a girl who has nothing special about her. She has a great (or should I say exciting) life, though. I loved this story and I need to read the sequel now.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen

This story made me go completely fan-girl. I loved it. I devoured this book in a few hours. The story is completely addictive with the power shifts and world building. I need the next book in this series.


Honorable Mention:

Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillian

sword and verse

Admittedly, I only gave this book 4 stars in my review. I am still thinking about it now though. I want to go back to that world and read more about it. I really enjoyed the characters and world building. Can I change my answer?

What were (are) your favorite reads for 2015?

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