I was going back through The Broke and the Bookish’s Web site for Top Tens and noticed that I missed one I really wanted to do: June 30: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015. So I’m going to write this up for you now so you don’t miss out on it. I’m doing this list according to the number of stars something was given on Goodreads followed by any standouts that should also be mentioned.
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare – Possibly the best book by Clare, mostly because I love Magnus Bane, and who wouldn’t? Bane is fantastic.
The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow – Historical fiction, very well done, great use of time hopping.
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood – Three sisters who are witches in a time when witches are being hunted, great first title.
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis – Snow White reimagined in a science fiction sort of way, not quite the style of Meyer but very good.
Fat Chance by Nick Spaulding – A couple on a weight loss show, rediscovering their love, passion, and habits.
The Lightning Thief graphic novel by Rick Riordan et al – Depiction of one of my fav books, ’nuff said.
Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich – A hot guy with powers needs bakery chef with powers to help him find a magical stone.
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight – A distraught mother seeks answers after the suicide of her daughter. Told in an interesting style: texts, emails, Facebook posts, and prose.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown – Darrow discovers that his planet is not in as dire straights as he as always been told and transforms himself in order to infiltrate the society in power.
Fairest by Marissa Meyer – Novella, part of The Lunar Chronicles. A great story and depiction of why people end up the way that they do. Cannot wait for the final installment.
Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer – A great chronicling of the events of the witch trials in Salem in the 1690s.
Part-Time Princesses by Monica Gallagher – Four girls whose lives don’t go as planned and end up stuck at their summer jobs, only to figure out that it’s not so bad.
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor – Alyss, Princess of Wonderland, is forced to leave her home and live in our world only to be ripped back to help overthrow the vicious dictator in power.
Zodiac by Romina Russell – Rhoma, of House Cancer, realizes there is a problem approaching through the universe but no one believes the girl until it is too late.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – Red vs Silvers, those without power and those with it, until one Red discovers that she too has powers and is pursued because of them.
Blameless by Gail Carriger – This book had five stars but is part of a series so I can’t technically just recommend it on its own but I think it was my favorite out of all of them, re: Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger