Top Ten Books I've Read So Far in 2015
I suppose that this list is, as it states, a list of the Top Ten Books (favorite books, most liked books, something like that) that I have read so far this year.
Well, there are many... and I already keep a rather meticulous list with ratings, average scores, and a whole lot of other data that probably only makes sense to me. But in the long run, my only side note is that my rating for a book doesn't necessarily equate to my love of a book. And choosing my favorite books read out of the almost 100 that I've read so far this year is just a cruel, cruel thing to ask.
Anyway... Sometimes, we have beloved books for SO many reasons. And mine usually don't make much sense anyway.
THE Top Book I've Read So Far in 2015
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
audio book version, narrated by Neil Patrick Harris
I'm sure I've squee-ed enough about NPH's audio book narrated autobiography. It was a short squee, but a squee nonetheless.
See my squee--click on the title's link.
Nine More Top Books I've Read So Far in 2015
(In no particular order.)
Whisper No Lies by Cindy Gerard
Killing Time by Cindy Gerard
Freefall by Jill Sorenson
Suddenly One Summer by Julie James
Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
The Caller by Juliet Marillier
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Legend by Marie Lu
While the above nine books really are NOT in any particular order, both Cindy Gerard books actually are at the top of the list after NPH's autobiography. The rest are sort of in order, but not really because I wanted to organize them according to type of book (Adult Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, Young Adult...). But they are part of my Top Ten favorite books read so far this year. And I'm glad that there's a good spread of Adult books versus Young Adult books.
The links for each title will take you to the reviews I have written if I DID write a review for the book. Which I'm sure I did for all but one.
- Honorable Mention -
Four Great Shorts I've Read So Far in 2015
The Little Android by Marissa Meyer
Carswell's Guide to Being Lucky by Marissa Meyer
Leave the Window Open by Victoria Schwab
The Audition by Rachel Hartman
These four were just very awesome short stories that are part of equally lovely series written by great authors. I decided that they deserved a mention. Leave the Window Open doesn't have a cover illustration, so I created a very generic one--the link of the "cover" takes you to Victoria Schwab's site where the short story is located.
-- Honorable Mentions --
Deadly series by Cynthia Eden
11 by Kylie Brant
Also Known As by Robin Benway
Finally, why do these lists have to be Top Ten, because I always have more than ten books I happened to love or really, really like, or just thought were likable or very good or very well written or pleasantly, surprisingly enjoyable... though I guess just because I really, really liked them doesn't necessarily mean they merit a Top Ten position. Which is why I always have an extended Honorable Mentions section... But I tried to restrain myself this time and just mention five more books I particularly liked.
Top ten favorite books are hard to choose from. This was NOT an easy list to make and I only dread the end of the year Top Ten. I'm either going to have to do a lot of cutting, create a random bracket, or get really, really creative.
Lots of books were eliminated for various reasons.