Monday, December 28, 2015

Take Me Away's Top 15 of 2015!

     This year was a pretty epic year for books. I read so many amazing books and I'm glad I was able to share them with you all! Now I want to show you the best of the best..... One lucky winner will get to choose one for me to share with them again!!!! So, I think I'll break it up by genre. 

Someone asked me about my favorite thrillers for the year and since this is my favorite genre, I wanted to make sure it was represented!

1. Damage Done by Amanda Panitch: This book is a total mind eff. You think you know something, but end up knowing NOTHING. 

2. The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: Scandal in a YA book. Nuff said. Plus the mystery they were solving was pretty cool too. 

3. Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan: This one had a really great concept and I was on pins and needles reading this all the time. So good!!! 

Contemporary Romance:
As my other favorite genre, I wanted to make sure these were seen as well! 

4. I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios: A wounded war vet, an "ordinary" girl in a super small town made for an epic love story. I was in love with this one from page one. 

5. First & Then by Emma Mills: I loved this one so much because it was so unexpected. I added it to my TBR late, but when I finally did read it, I LOVED it. Football and romance together always equals amazing for me! 

6. Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway: I loved this story and have said many, MANY times that I would love to see it as a Lifetime movie lol This one was so good and I can't wait to read more by her!

Runner-Up: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

I did this one seperate because some of these focused more on the character than the romance and I thought that was pretty awesome. 

7. What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi: This one includes romance yes, but I liked the way growth of Ryden more. And to see all that he went through as he raised Hope made me like his character even more!

8. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen: Dessen's books are mostly about the MC's growth and their lives. There are some swoony moments, but mostly it's much like her others. 

9. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord: I loved this one because although it had an amazing love interest, I loved the "Womance" in thee story more. 

Runner-Up: This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (I KNOW it's a 2016 read, but I read it this year! This is why I'm counting it as a runner up!)

Diverse Reads: 
These are from any topic that makes the book diverse. I ESPECIALLY wanted to make sure these were heard about! 

10. Dumplin' by Julie Murphy: I loved Willowdean and her confidence but I also loved the way the book was told. I loved that she was ok with how she looked and that most of her time was spent convincing others that she was fine instead of trying to fit in. Thank you Murphy for helping convince people to feel comfortable in the skin they've been given. 

11. George by Alex Gino: I loved this one so much because it is kid's lit! I haven't read anything else like this one and I was so happy that Gino wrote this story. More and more kids are identifying with themselves at a younger age and I was so happy that Gino showed them IT'S OK TO BE WHO YOU REALLY ARE. 

12. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon: I remember being interested in this one because the author was a POC. But when I started reading it, I fell even more in love with it. This book was so well done and had an amazing plot twist! So good!!!

Runner-Up: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera


13. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: This Beauty and the Beast retelling was amazing. It was filled with romance, action, and more! I can't wait to get my hands on the next installment! 

14. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: This book was so good! So many twists and turns and nonstop actions. Plus the characters were amazing too! Everyone read this if you haven't already! 

15. Winter by Marissa Meyer: This book was super long, but for most of it my heart was hammering and I didn't want to do anything but read it. Everything I need for this series ender! 

Runner-Ups: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, & Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. (Sarah, it's really not fair what you're doing to the fantasy world. You're slaying EVERYTHING lol) 

Well there you have it! 

Now one lucky winner  can choose any of the books on this list (including the runner-ups because, why not? lol) so I can share one of my favorite reads of the year with them!!!
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1 comment:

  1. A Court of Thorns and Roses was one of my top picks of the year as well! I am also currently reading Winter, which I have a feeling will make it onto my list too!