As I was putting together all my favorite reads of 2015, I realized how varied this list was, seriously, YA sci-fi, YA contemporary, adult fantasy, adult thriller and horror, contemporary romance. I’m pleased. This is how I like to read, I sincerely don’t think I could read only one genre for my entire life, I don’t believe in it.
So here I’ve compiled, in no particular order, the best of my reading year!
Alice (The Chronicles of Alice #1) by Christina Henry
What to say about this one? My absolute favorite read of 2015, so wonderfully fantastic and decadent and mesmerizing, I loved it to pieces. This one is also in my all-time favorites lists!
The Play by Karina Halle
This adult novel had it all, sexy scenes, heart wrenching and heartbreaking events and the most important of all, a completely captivating story between two incredibly constructed characters.
Stand-Off (Winger #2) by Andrew Smith
An amazing sequel to Winger, it maintained every great aspect the first book had, and now I can’t wait to read the 3rd installment!
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
This little story definitely took my by surprise, and in the most gratifying way, right after finishing I knew this novel was going to end up on this list!
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
To be completely honest I was scared over how hyped up this book is. Luckily it didn’t disappoint. The world-building was just simply outstanding.
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
I read this masterpiece for the first time back in 2014. And once again it makes the cut for 2015 since I think I’ll be reading it yearly for the rest of my life.
Vicious (Vicious #1) by V.E. Schwab
May I say how incredibly excited I am because this little gem is having a sequel? More Victor Vale? Give me NOW! Yeah, pretty sure I loved every single thing about Schwab’s creation.
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) by George R.R. Martin
It took me about a month to read the majority of this book, but I started it two years prior. The reason why it took me so long to pick it up back again was that I just simply wasn’t in the mood for it and none other, because this is probably one of my favorites series.
A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George R.R. Martin
Part of the appeal of this series is Martin’s continued ability to keep surprising the reader with new revelations, and how he keeps weaving this already big fabric of lies, treason, vengeance, lust, love and tyranny.
Writing about all of these reads, made me even more excited about the sequels and companions, I honestly can’t wait for Red Queen the sequel to Alice *hibernates till release day*. And let’s not talk about Winds of Winter, let’s not go there.
What were your favorite reads of 2015? Are you re-read any this year? Tell me in the comments below!