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My top books of 2015 (so far)

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

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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

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This book is incredibly creepy and a really unique book. It’s a short read and definitely well worth the time.

See my review of Bird Box

4. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

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What an incredible world/worlds V. E. Schwab created with this novel! If you haven’t read this yet, you must do so soon!

See my review of A Darker Shade of Magic

5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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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.

See my review of A Court of Thorns and Roses

6. Sabriel by Garth Nix

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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!

See my review of Sabriel

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!


  1. missdarcy87 says

    I absolutely loved ACOTR!! I am eagerly anticipating the sequel. A lot of these are on my tbr, especially A Darker Shade of Magic!


  2. Rachael at The End of the Chapter says

    Great picks! I’m currently reading A Darker Shade of Magic, and it’s so good! I also binge-read A Court of Thorns and Roses. It was amazing. I started reading it at 9pm one night thinking I’d only get started on it and go to bed. Well, I finished it at 3am, and I had to work the next day haha! It was worth it though!


    • A darker shade of magic is wonderful! But how good is ACOTAR? It was so unexpected! I don’t know why, but I absolutely loved it. I think it was the amazing world with all the courts.

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      • Rachael at The End of the Chapter says

        I know! I can’t wait for the second book. I hope she goes into more detail about the different courts and the rest of the world and how they interact with each other!


      • And lets not forget seeing if Feyre ends up with Rhys. I still cant decide which I ship. Rhys has done some shitty stuff, but I don’t know how much choice he had. Tamlin has done some super brave stuff, but has like zero personality. It’s quite the conundrum.


  3. Ah, I’ve only read ACOTAR out of your 6 faves! Will def be checking out the rest. Also, I just love the cover of A Darker Shade of Magic! The illustration on Sabriel is pretty great too. 😀


  4. Great list! I can’t wait to read A Court of Thorns and Roses, which I just bought last month 🙂 Sabriel and Bird Box are also on my to-read list. A Darker Shade of Magic is definitely one of my favorite books I’ve read this year (so far) as well—it was so much fun! Really looking forward to the sequel.


  5. You do do the really gorgeous photography, don’t you?! Aah, this is really gorgeous.
    I’ve only read one of these- ACOTAR- but I bought Sabriel the other day on a whim and am so excited to read that. I’m not really sure what it’s about, other than the fact it’s widely loved- you’ve definitely given me more excitement into stepping into it. It’s big! And fantasy! I hope I enjoy it half as much as you. xx


    • I loved Sabriel (obviously). I would really love to dive right in to the sequel, but alas review copies have me thoroughly occupied at the moment.


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