Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2015


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is the Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015. I love looking back over the year (or in this case, the first half of the year), and seeing the weird and wonderful mix of books that I’ve read.

My top 10 for the 1st half of 2015 includes some new releases, some books from a year or so ago, and some that go way, way back. In case you want to know why these books are on my top 10 list, I’m including the review links for any I’ve reviewed:

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1) Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (review)

2) The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (review)

3) The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian (review)

4) Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova (review)

5) The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson (review)

6) Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (review)

7) Winger by Andrew Smith (review)

8) Emma by Jane Austen (re-read via audiobook; no review… but I loved it!)

9) Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (review)

10) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (I read most of this series in late 2014, but since I read Fairest in 2015, it counts!) (review)

What are the best books you’ve read so far in 2015?

Share your links, and I’ll come check out your top 10!

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36 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2015

    • Thanks, Cleo! I have a hard time sticking to just one type of book — no matter how much I like the genre, it makes me crazy after a few books and I just have to switch things up. I really did love Inside the O’Briens, and I’m looking forward to reading Still Alice by the same author.

    • Emma is such fun! I’d read it years ago, but this time around listened to the audiobook and it was just hilarious! Have fun with Austen in August 🙂

    • It was amazing! I was prompted to read it finally after attending a talk by Neil Gaiman that took place on the day that Terry Pratchett passed away. I’m still thinking that I need to give some of the Discworld books a try.

    • Thank you! I read a lot of Austen a while back, and I’m revisiting some of the books via audio this year. The audiobook of Emma is so funny — I really recommend it!

        • I hope you like it! Another great approach for reading classics is to get a group together! My online book group picks a classic to read together, one or two chapters at a time, and the discussions are a lot of fun and also really helpful in terms of understanding the author’s approach, language, etc. 🙂

  1. I haven’t read Fairest yet but I adored the rest of the Lunar Chronicles. I have heard very mixed things about Fairest though. I cannot wait for Winter! Great list 🙂

    • Oh, if you enjoyed the other books, you’ll like Fairest too! It’s not a full-sized novel, so it’s a really quick read. It was kind of cool getting Levana’s backstory at last.

  2. What a terrific list! Just got my copy of Our Souls at Night. I’ve read all of Haruf’s books except this one and his first novel, so I know it will be a treat. Also have Station Eleven lined up to read. I read The Lola Quartet earlier this year and loved her writing, so I’m definitely looking forward to that one.

    • I’m not familiar with The Lola Quartet — have to go look it up right now! I need to read more of Kent Haruf’s work. I’ve read Plainsong, and want to at least go back and read the rest of that trilogy. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Oh yes, Winger was incredible. I felt so beaten up afterwards — did not see that coming at all! I’m really excited about reading the sequel this fall.

  3. Cinder is really so good. I can’t wait for Winter.. but am very sad to see that series come to an end. Station Eleven, The Bookseller, Good Omens and even Emma are all on my TBR. So many on my TBR. lol Great list though. Love having more books that someone else loved to check out. 🙂

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