So we’ve reached the half-way point in the year. That wonderful time when we think “thank the stars that it’s half over” concomitant with “holy crap! how is it halfway through the year already!”
I have to say I’m not particularly impressed with my progress with reading this year. I haven’t read anywhere near as many books as I wanted to by this point, but as I am in the final year of my PhD I will have to cut myself some slack.
But here are my top five books of 2015 so far (in no particular order).
1. Golden Son by Pierce Brown
I absolutely LOVED Red Rising and pre-ordered this one as soon as I could. Now while I know that I loved this book, I can’t really put my thoughts into any kind of logical thread. While I was reading it I was suffering from appendicitis/in hospital/recovering from surgery so I’m a wee bit scattered on it, but I know that I absolutely loved it! You can see my review of Red Rising here.
2. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
This book is incredibly creepy and a really unique book. It’s a short read and definitely well worth the time.
4. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
What an incredible world/worlds V. E. Schwab created with this novel! If you haven’t read this yet, you must do so soon!
5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
This book was quite an unexpected love for me. I read Throne of Glass ages ago and honestly wasn’t overly impressed, so I wasn’t actually expecting to love this. BUT OH HOW I LOVE IT! and now I am definitely going to pick up the rest of the Throne of Glass series.
6. Sabriel by Garth Nix
This was another unexpected one for me. I just picked this up on a whim as it was on sale. I just flipped it open while I was waiting for my husband to get his hair cut and I then couldn’t put it down, and bought the rest of the series!
So those are my favourites of the year so far. You can check out my reviews (and more pretty photography) in the links above, and let me know your favourites in the comments!