When it comes to bookish quirks, I have them. In abundance. This is why I don’t normally talk about my favorite books (here) from the year until the end of it. This is when I put together the “best of…” lists. There’s really no logical reason why except that I have fun doing it, and it’s a tradition that works for this blog and me. But that being said, I’m never opposed to talking about some of the favorite books I’ve read in 2015. Which is why when today’s topic appeared, I thought maybe it’d be nice to a.) talk about books that have come eerily close to the top of my favorites list or b.) the books I feel bad I’ve not talked about much, yet are so very worth any avid reader’s discovery. The latter also might be books I may not have a chance to review because, much to my dismay, I’ve not read them thoroughly enough to review. But I know I enjoy them – and chances are, some of these will appear on that end-of-year list.
Today’s list is broken into two topics. One is, yes, a kind of sneak peek into the books I’ve loved from this year (just a small handful – and mainly those I’m spotlighting because they’ve not been hyped) and secondly, those books I am anticipating for this year and will be reading later this month.
Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015
1.) The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron
Lovely and haunting. A beautiful debut.
2.) Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke
Stories of strength and emotional vulnerability might be tough to convey, but this one has a lot of gorgeous moments. An emotionally investing story.
3.) Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund
Perhaps not my personal favorite story from Jody (what? I still like a certain groom…), but lovely nonetheless. Plus, it’s rich in history.
4.) Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
This one makes it almost to the top of my favorites in this genre. However it was a little slow for me to fully get into (at the beginning) which is really my only minor hesitation.
5.) Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas
Unique is the only word I can think to describe this. It’s a beautiful 50s set re-telling (the feeding of the five thousand) that gives us an unusual perspective by staying primarily with the male lead, Casewell. Well written with a cast of fabulous characters, as one of the author blurb’s on the book says, this one has a touch of whimsy.
…Next Month’s Reading…
6.) Shades of Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
Reading this one really soon. Cannot wait to see what’s next for these two time-traveling friends.
7.) Young Widows Club by Alexandra Coutts
Getting this in the mail was a huge surprise! Thank you so much, Fierce Reads. Cannot wait to see what the story is all about – the story sounds amazingly unique.
8.) Picture Perfect Love by Melissa McClone
Never read one of Melissa’s books, so reading this should be fun – plus, who doesn’t enjoy a sweet rom-com novella?
That’s it for today. A bit of a mish-mash of stuff that isn’t as organized as I’d have liked. But there it is. I did manage to get a Top Ten Tuesday put together, which is something.
Your turn. Share with me some of your 2015 favorites.