Top Ten Tuesday (yay! more lists!)

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Hello everyone! Today is Top Ten Tuesday (even though I write this on Wednesday, don’t tell anyone) which is a weekly smidgen of fun hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. It doesn’t have to be books published this year (and even it was, rules are there to be broken, right?).

This week’s theme is Top 10 Best Books I Read in 2015!

Are you ready? I’m ready.

All original reviews can by found on my Goodreads page. FYI.



Rolling in at number one is Reawakened by Colleen Houck. Houck is hands down my favourite author (assuming J. K. Rowling has her own special and untouchable pedestal in my ranking, here) and I will read anything this woman writes. Her Tiger’s Curse series played a huge part in getting me into the world of reading, and more specifically, the world of YA glorious-ness.

{See my review HERE}



Number two is Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (an obvious one, no?). Maas is a goddess when it comes to writing and I can’t express how excited I was about the unexpected twists and turns in this here book number 4!




Coming in at number three is Ensnared by A. G. Howard. I have adored every minute of her Alice and Wonderland adaption and I highly recommend it. Just brace yourself, the feels are strong.

{See my review HERE}



Closely in following in fourth position is The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. A fantastically mind-boggling fantasy adventure that is gloriously long. I think this book’s amazing-ness precedes it. Just go and read it already.

{See my review HERE}



Number five! A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. Again, the Maas-inator is just pure brilliance. This is a fun yet terrifying spin on Beauty and the Beast and it’s just fantastic. Okay?

{See my review HERE}



Claiming fifth place is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. This book blew my mind and hooked me on thriller/mystery novels. Whew.

{See my review HERE}



Number six is An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. This was just so good – I literally cannot garble enough words around to make you understand how amazing it is. ORIGINAL FANTASTY NOVEL OF AWESOME ALERT.

{See my review HERE}



A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin comes in at number seven being the fabulous book that it is. I might be late to band wagon but that certainly doesn’t mean this book was any less magnificent than it is.

{See my review HERE}



Number eight is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – an exciting fantasy heist from the author of the Grisha trilogy (which I loved). What’s not to love?

{See my review HERE}



Coming in at ninth place is Thorn by Intisar Khanani. This is a retelling of the Goose Girl (google it) and is absolutely fabulous (also, the stunning cover might’ve had something to do with why I picked this).

{See my review HERE}



Finally, at number ten, is The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis. If ever there were a definition for mind blowing, this is it. The conclusion to the 7-book series was amazing and ended in a way I really did not see coming.

{See my review HERE}


Honourable mentions:

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
Longbourn by Jo Baker
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The Novice by Taran Matharu


What’s your top ten?! Let me know below (or link it if you’re a blogger as well) – I LOVE LISTS. 

Want to chat more books with me? Find me over at Twitter or Tumblr – I love to chat!

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Arrivederci tutti and happy reading!

~~ Kirstie ~~

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