A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
The year is halfway over so what a great time to think about the best books from this past year. I have read some pretty amazing books so far this year! So in a very particular order.
10.) The Maze Runner by James Dashner - Review
The trailer for the impending movie got me so interested in this book, oh boy was it good. It was a fantastic and thrilling read with so much mystery and suspense. I serious couldn't handle this world at times!
9.) Sekret by Lindsay Smith - Review
I recently read this book as a buddy read with Violet from Paper Worlds and Swirls of Ink. I totally loved it. The book was thrilling and action-packed, had amazing historical context, was full of mystery and complex characters, and a totally swoon-worthy romance.
8.) Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo - Review
Ruin and Rising comes out next week you guys... NEXT WEEK! This book was nearly perfect with an amazing fantasy storyline, complex and interesting characters, and a kickass protagonist with an amazing character arc. I'm pretty terrified about how it will end (Team Mal!) but this book was sooo good!
7.) NIL by Lynne Matson - Review
This was one of my most anticipated debuts of the year and it certainly did not disappoint. It was incredibly thrilling with serious Lost vibes and excellent characters including the mysterious island that is both beautiful and deadly.
6.) We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - Review
When I was finished with this book I couldn't feel feelings anymore. Despite the fact that I solved the twist in this book I was an emotional wreck after reading. The writing was incredible and the prose was absolutely haunting. Or am I lying?
5.) The Falconer by Elizabeth May - Review
This is another book where I succumbed to "Shaken Book Syndrome." I just loved the world-building in this book. I'm generally not a big fan of fae stories but the steampunk world, historical context, and kickass heroine made this book amazing! Plus, that freaking ending!
4.) A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin - Review
I'm a huge fan of A Song of Ice and Fire and A Storm of Swords was one of my top books of last year. I cannot mentally and emotionally marathon them so this January I finished the series and read A Feast for Crows (which was not great) and this book (which was great). Everything missing from AFFC was back including some favorite characters. It was so magical and the cliffhangers made me want to rip this book to shreds.
3.) Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell - Review
Fangirl was one of my top reads of 2013 but everyone raves about Eleanor & Park and I very quickly learned why. It was a sweet, sentimental, and funny story about first love. I devoured this book and when it was over I had one of the most serious book hangover ever that I simply laid on the floor staring at the ceiling sobbing, not kidding!
2.) These Broken Stars by Aime Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - Review
I had heard amazing things about this book and how it gives you all the feels, and oh boy it did! There are few words to explain how much I adored this book, it was absolutely fantastic! The writing was incredible, the characters were interesting, the romance was delightful, but the best part was that it had a truly insane Science Fiction plot that blew my mind and a twist that I couldn't predict.
1.) Attachments by Rainbow Rowell - Review
Clearly I think Rainbow Rowell is flawless! I became so obsessed with this book. After reading and loving Rainbow's young adult work it was great to read an adult novel that had the same amazing characters, the same humor and sentimentality, and find themselves in situations that I have found myself in. It was like reading a book about myself.
What are your top ten books of the year so far? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!