Friday, 1 January 2016

Best of 2015


Novels: 296
Audio: 2
Graphic novels: 5
Short stories/Novellas: 20

Ok to the Top 12. I tried 10, but it was too painful, I wanted to put all my great reads on this list, but I tried and settled for 12. Also if I read many in a series I tried to pick the best one of the best ;) So here they are!




Thorn by Intisar Khanani
This might just be the best selpubbed book I have ever read

Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb
I love you Fitz! The feels!

Basilisk by Maire Brennan
Such a cool series!

God Save the Queen by Kate Locke
The trilogy is so good.

The snow child by Eowyn Ivey
Lyrical prose

Only Ever yours by Louise O´Neill
It stayed with me. Haunting me

Iron Night by ML Brennan
Fun series

Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory
I could not put it down


Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran
She is so good at his fic

Between Enemies by Andrea Molesini
I could not put it down

Before I go by Colleen Oakley
This year's crying book

The Death of Bees by Lisa O´Donnell
Such a good writer




It has been a good year. I tried a lot more sci-fi this year. I reached 30 in my TBR pile!! (not counting ebooks, srsl, 2000...not counting.) So during the fall I read lots of library books to celebrate reaching 30. I will make 30 20 (to be fair, they are more than 30 now cos of xmas but whatever) and read lots of library books.





43 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of those. :( Happy New Year!

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  2. Good list! Happy new year! You rocked it in 2015

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  3. No romances in your top 12? Looks like a great list -- I've had my eye on The Death of Bees for a while. Happy New Year!!

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    1. I do love my romances, but they are rarely great reads. Just comforting reads to me

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    2. Understandable. They are comforting. I'm in the mood to read a Highlander Romance again. ♥

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  4. It sounds like you had a really great year of reading! I have a bunch of these on my own TBR list so I need to get to reading them! I hope you have another great reading year in 2016!

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  5. Sounds like 2015 was a good one for you. Happy New Year!

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  6. Happy New Year! And wow, I thought I read a lot of books but your total blew me away! :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It's all thank to those ebooks I read at work, the short ones :)

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  7. Love seeing your short/longest. Whew, yeah, that's a long book and it's on my list. Had no idea. LOL

    I see two books in your top 12 that I added to my wishlist after reading your reviews. :)

    Nice year of reading.

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    1. It was so long! Too me 2 weeks since I only read it at work

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  8. Wow no romance on your list. I do love the Robin Hobb books as well, read them over 20 years ago I think. I do have the book God Save the Queen, have to read it soon if it made your list!

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    1. Oh romance never make the list. I love reading romance, but they are very very very rarely amazing

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  9. Great list. You had an amazing reading year! I loved Rebel Queen.

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  10. I love that you put books on my radar that I haven't heard of before. I'll have to check out some of them and try them out. I know that I've added some books to my TBR from your reviews. Will probably add more. Happy New Year, here's to a great 2016.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I try my best :D

      Happy new year and may it be filled with great books

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  11. Yea! I remember several of those reviews during the year. I think I've added a couple to my TBR! ;-)

    Happy New Year!

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  12. That is amazing! I've been wanting to read Michelle Moran.
    Happy New Year!

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  13. You read so many book! I haven't read any of those but seems like you had a great year. Happy New Year!

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  14. Looks like you had a great reading year and Katie Lock I need to pick up soon. She has been on my wishlist for a while now. And boy do I need to read Iron Night...the cover---mouthwatering, I would probably read it just for that hehe Hope you had a great holiday!!! And hope that 2016 is a great reading year for you.

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    1. She is so good!
      Haha, well I would not say no to that

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  15. With all your dnf's last year I'm surprised to see you had so many books n your best list but that's great!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Hehe, I do have a lot, but who wants to read all those crap books

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  16. Looks like you had a great year! Wow, a book that was 920 pages, huh? That is a huge commitment! Well done :-) Hope your 2016 is just as good as your 2015 was.

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    1. It was a crazy long book! Took me 2 weeks since I only read it at work

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  17. Yay, library! :) Happy 2016!

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  18. Funny about R. Lee Smith :) No matter which year her books end up being longest on my shelves. This year it was Land of The Beautiful Dead with over 1000 pages :) Great list. I've got Thorn and Fool's Quest on my kindle to try.

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    1. Yay for Thorn and Fool :D I hope that you enjoy them

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  19. I am impressed! I have Rebel Queen at home and now I will move it up my TBR. I also really need to read some Hobb!

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  20. I really need to read Rebel Queen! Happy new year!

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