Countdown to 2016 time!! Today’s “best of 2015″ list belongs to MichelleS (one of our very own peanut-gallery-ers that has AWESOME book taste!!!) and from the looks of this amazing list below, she’s had a darn good reading year!
“Some of these weren’t released in 2015, obviously, but that’s when I finally got around to them. They were all amazing and I remember the details, and would reread them, which earns them 5 stars in my book.
So I notice a pattern: this was my year for great Sci-Fi / Post Apocalyptic reads? These were all recommended on your blog, Maryse, so thank you ladies for sharing your wonderful finds with me.
Well, here goes nothing….”
1.) The Last Hour of Gann – best all around “ I love it. Everything about it. Great story telling, and suspenseful.”
2.) Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass series Book 1) – best series for me “OMG, I’m in heaven. Some major catnip words for me: Fae, magic, assassin, King, Prince, and a castle made of glass??? YES!! **** rubbing hands together in glee *****”
3.) Badger <— “I loved it. It was awesome… It’s crazy good in a very C. McKenna quiet kind of way. Just like After Hours – it just sneaks up on you with the “complicatedness” told in a simple way.”
4.) Jezebel <— “I’ve been scarred. Someone check…. I am SURELY SCARRED from this mind fuc#ery!!! Lord help me. That was intense. I have no words that are adequate to describe how I feel. I absolutely did NOT see that coming. At the end there I was still plotting out all kinds of twists that took me away from THIS storyline…. but it just kept careening towards this…. this…. this…. just read it. You’ll see….”
5.) Fearless: The Complete Novel (Dartmoor Book 1) – fave MC of year “I loved it. Loved the writing style. Loved the story. The characters. The dialogue… hop on the Fearless bandwagon. Seriously. THIS is the biker book you need to be reading. No squirreling.”
6.) Kulti <— “I just spent the last 10 hours straight reading Kulti. I haven’t done that in as long as I can remember. I got literally not one thing done today. It was fantastic. Loved it. The huge soccer fangirl in me was thrilled. Every time she said “poop” or called him a bratwurst, frankfurter, pumpernickel, or sauerkraut just about peed my pants. GREAT recommendation.”
7.) Eleanor & Park – best coming of age “I love love loved Eleanor and Park. They were so REAL. …Just knowing that this book sat on my Kindle, unread for months…. ….. man, that was so good. I am giving it 4.5 stars – the ONLY thing keeping it from 5 stars is the ending. I needed just a wee bit more. Maybe an epilogue? Something. Just something!!! So sweet. So good. Just a great reading experience, you know? You guys were so right.”
8.) Kyland <— “That one is still sticking with me. That’s why I am mentioning it again. So many are with me for like a day, then forgotten. Not that one. Details are still there… Their situation is so desperate – both of them (instead of the usual rich boy, poor girl or vice-versa). I am still thinking about it.”
9.) Station Eleven: A novel <— “One of my absolute favorite books this year has been Station Eleven – and it didn’t have any romance… It’s so DIFFERENT. I remember all about that one, though. And I find myself recommending it a lot and talking about it a lot.”
10.) Radiance (Wraith Kings Book 1) - “RADIANCE!!!! One of my favorites this year!!! It was awesome. Awesome writing and an amazing story. So good. Definitely fantasy romance – and very well written. …loved that they thought the other was the hideous one! And the wedding feast (laughed out loud). True beauty and the best story. Got really emotional at the end.”
➜ And don’t forget to check our her ALL-TIME favorite books: MichelleS’s Top Favorite Books List: