1. The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
I can't stop thinking about this book, six months later. Absolutely unparalleled for me this year. I still feel like I crawled into a lost Carson McCullers reading this book. My review HERE.
Emily St. John Mandel's words are haunting -- I normally do not include books on my list not released the same year of the list but my exception is these two! My review of Last Night in Montreal HERE.
I just finished this book late Saturday night/early Sunday morning and I'm so glad I did because I can't imagine it not on this list. My review will be posted this Thursday but the voice in this book -- absolutely astonishing!
Please do not let this cover fool you! This is such a good book-- so steamy, funny, and tender. Definitely the best NA I've read in a long time!! My review HERE.
5. Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop
As a HUGE Jane Austen fan, I've read every iteration of retelling imaginable but this was something different -- it imagines an entirely different Jane Austen (with some truth) and an entirely new (with some truth) version of the way in which she wrote some of her most famous novels. I loved it!! My review HERE.
My only YA on the list this year! Since I've been blogging, I've created both top 10 adult list and a YA list every year. However, this year I didn't read enough books that were of the quality to create two lists even though so far I've read 215 books in 2015. Steering the Stars is the YA exception -- so good!!
9. The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, Translated by Lola M Rogers
She'd read more than was healthy, hundreds of books every year. Some of them she read twice, or even three times, before returning them. Some of them she would check out again after letting them sink in a while. She'd thought at the time that books were at their best when you'd read them two or three times.
My review HERE.
You guys didn't honestly think that I could have a top ten books of the year list without Tarryn Fisher, right? While Marrow is my least favorite of hers (not counting the abomination that is Never, Never), her words just speak to me. I still don't know what to think of this one but I loved getting lost in the language and the story and Margo.