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Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fab ladies at The Broke and the Bookish!


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

2. Last Night in Montreal and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel



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.

3. Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy



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!

4. The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy



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





I cannot thank Rachel (of Waves of Fiction and The Reader's Den) enough for recommending this series to me when I was looking for a new series with subtle, hard-fought love.  The next book in the series is my most anticipated read for 2016, after The Raven King and F*$K Love.


6. First Impressions: Or, A Cautionary Tale of Pride and Prejudice by Charlie Lovett



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.

7. Steering the Stars by Erica Cope and Autumn Doughton



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!!

8. Swerve by Vicki Pettersson



This book was so spooky and it had SUCH a good twist but my favorite thing about it was the setting -- so perfect! My review HERE.

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. 

10. Marrow by Tarryn Fisher


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.

Adult 2014 YA 2014 Adult 2013 YA 2013 Adult 2012 YA 2012

What were your favorite books this year??  Link up below!

Comments

  1. I really enjoyed Station Eleven too. I own Steering the Stars and Marrow so I need to get to them!!! I really want to read Swerve too. Great list!!

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  2. Nice! I really need to get caught up in Anne Bishop's Others series! I read the first one and have the next two! I really liked Swerve too!

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  3. I really want to read Station Eleven!! Very nice list!


    <a href="https://booksbyproxy.wordpress.com/2015/12/15/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-classics-of-2015/>My TTT</a>

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  4. The only one of these that I've read is Steering the Stars, and that is an adorable book. A lot of the rest of these are on my tbr... just can't decide what to get to first! great list :)
    here's my ttt!

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  5. I asked for Station Eleven for Christmas. It looks so good, Santa better come through. :)

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  6. Great list!! I haven't read any of these, but Station Eleven is on my TBR list. I'm happy to see you enjoyed it. Hopefully I can get to it soon.

    My TTT: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-read-in.html

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  7. Wow the cover for Steering of Stars alone makes me want to read it. So beautiful!
    Thanks for stopping by BookComa! :D

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  8. I'd never heard of Steering the Stars until just now, but it sounds wonderful, so I added it to my TBR on Goodreads. Wonderful list! I hope next year holds some better YA reads for ya!

    Thanks for stopping by The Left-Handed Book Lover today!

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  9. You have an amazing list, Eva! I have a few of these on my leftover TBR that will carry into 2016; I just couldn't get to them all.

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  10. I haven't read any of these, but a few of them look AMAZING! I'm checking them out on Goodreads now!

    Here are my Top Ten!

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  11. I loved Station Eleven - I have to get a copy of Last Night in Montreal!

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  12. I LOVED The Deal!! Steering the Stars has such a gorgeous cover. <3 Great picks!

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  13. I really want to try out a Tarryn Fisher book! Which one do you recommend to start with?

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    1. I would start with The Opportunist (and the rest of the Love Me With Lies series)!!

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  14. Steering the Stars has been on my radar - it's such a beautiful cover, and it definitely caught my eye. Good to know that the book itself lives up to all that gorgeousness!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  15. Steering the Stars has been on my radar - it's such a beautiful cover, and it definitely caught my eye. Good to know that the book itself lives up to all that gorgeousness!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  16. I'm not familiar with many of the books on your list, but they sure do have beautiful covers that have intrigued me! :-)

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  17. So many of the books on your list are new to me, but that is a good thing. I am going to research a few. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Ooh, I haven't heard of a lot of these but I've definitely intrigued. The cover for Steering the Stars is gorgeous and I hear so many awesome things about Anne Bishop. Thanks for stopping by my post!

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  19. A lot of these are new to me as well but they do all look good! And I love Anne Bishop's Others series, so much fun and so different from the normal paranormal read.

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  20. The only one I've read from your list is The Deal which I adored :)

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  21. Station Eleven! I added quite a few of your others to my TBR!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  22. How have I not heard of Steering the Stars? That cover is gorgeous!! Adding to my to read list...

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  23. I plan to start Station ELeven soon so it is very encouraging to see that it made to your top favorite list :)

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  24. This is sad but I've only read The Deal and I adored it! It made me want to read all of her books, which I did. I want to read the Anne Bishop series as well, but I'm waiting for a few more books to be out. It sounds like one that I would love though.

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  25. I just added The Other's series to my TBR, it has been on so many lists!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  26. Very nice list! There are quite a few of these I want to read- Station Eleven, Swerve, Steering the STars... and I am also VERY intrigued by Where All Light Tends to Go, I may have to add that one to my TBR! Great choices :D
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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  27. SO happy to see The Deal on here! I know Megan loved Station Eleven too and not surprised to see Marrow.
    Have you read November 9???
    Happy almost 2016 Eva!

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  28. I now need to go look into Swerve and Where all light Tends to go. :) Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

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  29. Yay for The Others!! Thanks for the shout out, Eva! I'm so thrilled when someone shares my love for a series so I'm so happy you enjoyed it. I CAN'T wait for the next book. I put in a request for it on Netgalley but I haven't heard back from them *sobs*. Oh well, March isn't that far off and I know I'll get the audio and the e-Copy.

    I haven't heard of quite a few on your list, so I'm going to spend some time checking them out. Swerve has a delightfully creepy cover, and I do enjoy a good twist!

    I have to say I'm a little gun shy with Tarryn Fisher after Mud Vein. I know I shouldn't hold one book against an author, but I tend to drop authors like that. I had the same issue with CoHo. LOVED her until Maybe Someday and now I'm so afraid to read anything else of hers. I'm going to try Maybe Not, her novella and see if I can wade in again with her.

    Fabulous post, Eva! :)

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  30. I have to confess I haven't read a single one of these! I, er, should probably change that!

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  31. What a great and diverse list! I'll have to check some of these out.

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  32. I've heard such great things about Station Eleven. The Deal is one that I'll be reading *soon.* I see everyone raving about it and I'm a sucker for good new adult. I've yet to read anything by Tarryn Fisher. I feel like her writing might be too "out there" for me but I really have nothing to base that on (ha!) so I should probably give her a try. I enjoyed seeing your top picks!

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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  33. Eva! I SOOO want to read Last Night in Montreal! And Swerve! I haven't even heard of Swerve!

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