Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and today's monumentally difficult task is to list the top ten books I have read in 2015.  Watch me proceed to read a book following this post and then wish I could have put it on here.

1.  The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman 

Neil Gaiman has quickly become one of my favorite authors this year, with The Ocean at the End of the Lane remaining my favorite of the two.

2.  And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

It turns out there is reason behind dubbing Agatha Christie the Queen of Mysteries.

3.  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Absolutely stunning.  I cannot stop thinking about this novel.

4.  Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater has a way with words that truly brings them to life.

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

I completed reading all of V.E. Schwab's books this year, with this 2015 release becoming one of my favorites.

 6.  Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Filled the gaps the ending of Harry Potter left in my heart.

7.  Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

This should probably be Queen of Shadows, but I actually haven't read it yet...  Don't judge me.

8.  1984 by George Orwell

1984 makes your mind work while simultaneously terrifying it.

9.  The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Probably the most surprising on this list is this nonfiction book I was required to read for school.  Who would have thought?

10.  The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

What a fairy tale this is.

11.  Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Satisfied my search for a good psychological thriller.


  1. Once again Erin, fabulous list! ^-^ I adored Carry On and Blue Lily, Lily Blue this year. I'm still a little obsessed with those two books but I'm okay. I'm perfectly fine. I may be a tad obsessed but I'm fine. It's allll good. OK. NEVER MIND. I'M OBSESSED.


    1. Thanks, Anna! XD And I understand being obsessed with those books, because I am, too! THEY ARE JUST SO GOOD. Okay? Okay. Anyway, thanks for commenting, Anna!

  2. THERE ARE SO MANY BOOKS ON THIS LIST THAT I WANT TO READ. Therefore, it is a fabulous list and I am pleased that you found so many brilliant books to love this year! I'm only on Crown of Midnight and I am very late to the Sarah J Maas party anyway but I hope QoS will be worth the wait when you do read it! As always, an awesome TTT, Erin! ♡

    1. THERE ARE SO MANY BOOKS ON THIS LIST THAT YOU ARE GOING TO READ!!! I am quite pleased with the books I read this year. Here's hoping next year is even better! And I can't wait until we both catch up on the Throne of Glass series. Thanks for commenting, Rebekah! XD

  3. Love Sharp Objects. I think Gillian Flynn is awesome. I should be getting Carry On soon (2 people ahead of me at the library) I can't wait for it!! Same for All the Light We Cannot See. I have been wasting forever on it at the library. Soon. Great list!!

    1. Gillian Flynn is really great and I am excited to read some of her other works! And I am sure you will love both of the books when they come in from the library! Thanks for commenting! XD

  4. OMG I AM SO GLAD TO SEE THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST ON YOUR LIST. *Calms self slightly* gah, I just, I just adore that book. :') And I nearly keep forgetting it exists because I read it in January and that was FOREVER ago. hehe. I also really want to read A Darker Shade of Magic and All the Light We Cannot See. hehe.
    And of course Blue Lily. <3 Infinite love.

    1. How could it NOT be on my list?! It is beyond incredible. And I think I have forgotten all the books I read in the early months of 2015... Most of these are from later this year. And READ BOTH THOSE BOOKS, CAIT! They're so beautiful. Thanks for commenting! XD

  5. The post is so great! Thank you for sharing:)


  6. I love Agatha Christie!! And my mom had 1984 though I never did read it, she had a whole box of Agatha Christie books and when I was a teen I started to read them though I am sure I haven't read them all, And Then There Were None was excellent!! Nice list!!

    1. So do I! 1984 is a brilliant book and I think you would really enjoy it. I have yet to read more Agatha Christie, though, but I am planning on it. Thanks for commenting! ❤