Reader Favorites – Laura’s Top 5 Reads for 2015

by Maryse on January 7, 2016 · 17 comments

in Book Recommendations

We have just a few more days of daily 2015 reader favorites lists to post. *sigh* I’m sad to see ‘em go (unless you send me more!! :D ). And anyway, we still have our Saturday reader favorites list where our fellow readers send in their ALL-TIME favorites. :D  But OMG have I added to my own TBR lists for 2016. ;) In fact, Jellicoe Road from a few other favorites lists is now right at the top of my TBR for me.

Today, I have Laura’s list to feature, and this one has quite the paranormal and urban fantasy appeal. ;) (BTW: check out her top favorite books list, too! We get to know Laura really well in that one!!)

“5* reads 2015 —> Hi maryse I know I might be late with the list but it took me ages to decide and to remember what year I read most in oops! So I kinda narrowed it down…..”

1.) Pride Stories Series by shelly laurenston <— I’m pretty sure this was a michelleS recommendation and once I started I couldn’t stop they are just so funny and the characters are amazing kind of remind be of the crazy side of IAD so that hooked me!

2.) GUILD HUNTER SERIES by nalini Singh <— Angels!!! Freaking Angels!! And vampires made by angels oh I loved it and now I’m waiting for more again!

3.) The Others Series by Anne bishop. <— Yes she bullied me too ahem bev *cough* but I’m glad she did I really liked it all of them can’t wait for the next it’s very unique the way it’s written

4.) Highlands’ Lairds series by Julie garwood <— Now you know I’m Scottish myself so living in Scotland I’m sorry to say there is no one like the lairds they really are a myth lol but these books were really good very alpha male type highlanders kilt and all!

5.) The Secret Clan: The Complete Series by Amanda Scott <— So u can see I went on a bit of Scottish historical romance thing and ended up with this series also which involves of course the ‘Wee people’ or the fae better known as and enjoyed these also!

“And so to be honest that’s all I can think of my memory isn’t getting so good but I of course enjoyed my usual ones such as The Shadows by j.r ward and I again read the Rachel Morgan (The Hollows Series) by Kim Harrison because I just read that every year for my jenks fix you all must read this series!!!

But more than that I can’t think so they must not be worth mentioning that much and most of everyone else lists I haven’t read yet so I’m sure if I had they would be added to. So that’s all! Thank u!”


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Fabi January 7, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Hiiii Laura. So glad you sent in your favs ’cause I’ve only read one of them and I am gonna click clickity click the rest! The all sound so good.

Tessa January 7, 2016 at 6:59 PM

Laura, omg. I have read three of those. One is in my wishlist, telling me it’s only 1.99 right now, (Pride series) and I never heard of Amanda Scotts’ The Secret Clan series. Now I have two new series for my TBR. :)

I can’t say enough about The Guild Hunter’s series, specifically those first three stories. Raphael and Elena’s romance makes me swoon every time. The Others is so great, of course. Highland Laird by Julie Garwood. I literally cut my romance teeth on that series. My first romance was The Bride. :) The Hollows series I adored. I miss it, honestly.

*squeels about new TBRs and runs off*

Fabi January 7, 2016 at 7:04 PM

I went to look at the Pride series first and I guess I’ve read those. *scratches head* guess I forgot the name of the series :-/ but I recognized the books

bev January 7, 2016 at 7:43 PM

Hey now! I was gently persistent. ;-)

*clutches chest*

Garwood heroes aren’t real!?! That hurts.
A more contemporary Scottish hero I fell for was from Men in Kilts.
I’m so going to look up the Amanda Scott. :-P
Really like this list, Laura. Fun to see different books and genres pop up.

bev January 7, 2016 at 7:44 PM

Jellicoe Road!!

*fist pump*

Theresa January 7, 2016 at 8:20 PM

Back to the CLASSICS- ummmmm. If you read urban fantasy and never read the, now complete Kim Harrison, The Hollows you have missed out.
One if my prize Hard cover collection. Oh yes, Jinx!
Have to read the entire series in order or you will not be able to keep up.
Well developed world and characters. Rachel is the herione throughout.
Looking back, I wish I would have read straight through without the wait.
author was a front runner

Cheryl January 7, 2016 at 9:39 PM

Wow Laura I have not read any of these…yet. This is why I love getting other’s top rec’s. :)

MichelleS January 7, 2016 at 10:20 PM

What a fun list!!! So many favorites of mine, too. The Pride series was hilarious & sexy. Those dang lion shifters. And the honey badger. LOL. And men in kilts? Always a favorite of mine. Oh girl, we could have fun comparing lists!!!

Lisa January 8, 2016 at 2:00 AM

Only the others series on here that I’m familiar with. And JR Ward but I haven’t read this one or her Bourbon series yet. Thanks for sharing your best books Laura….I’ll be checking some of these out.

Theresa January 8, 2016 at 8:15 AM

Hey Laura…Great List! I am so excited about the Guild Hunter Series. That one is right up my alley. I am a huge lover of paranormal books so thank you for adding to my TBR!

Jean January 8, 2016 at 8:58 AM

These are all new to me except The Others series (and I’ve only read the first one….also bullied by bev…haha). I love this list!

Maryse January 8, 2016 at 9:36 AM

bev is a wonderful bully!!! And so subtle in her hinting… *snort* :P

Maryse January 8, 2016 at 9:52 AM

Yes yes!! Already started it bev and i’m in!!

bev January 8, 2016 at 6:57 PM

I don’t bul……wait where is Cheryl?

Cheryl, Red is your color. ;-)

bev January 8, 2016 at 7:35 PM

Maryse, can’t WAIT to hear what you think. :-P

Michelle January 8, 2016 at 9:16 PM

Love this list! Only one I haven’t read is the Scott series. I miss The Hollows series but Jenks is second to Trent for me!

Laura January 12, 2016 at 7:52 AM

Oh thanks guys!! You know I didn’t realise u till I look at my own list I really have a thing for the paranormal huh lol Rachel Morgan is I think I’m going to have to say it my most most favourite book series of all time!! And bev did u shove me when u said men in kilts? Subtle bev real subtle u did the same with WIR lol

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