Top Ten Tuesday: Our Favorite Reads of 2015!

Our Top Ten Favorite Reads of 2015!

As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! Go checkout their blog!

Alright, we split this one into two, so we each chose our top five favorites so far! (Which is really good for us because of the fact that we read a lot of series books! I count a whole series as one book. You can’t just like one out of a series! IT’S NOT POSSIBLE!)

Anyways, here are Kelly’s Top Five Favorite Reads of 2015 (so far):

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

Sarah J. Maas is an obsession around this blog, if you can’t already tell. Take a look at Lauren’s top five as well. *WINK*

2. Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Trial by Fire (Worldwalker, #1)

I just absolutely adore this book. It’s an amazing read and I’m pushing it on everyone around me. Seriously, go look at my Twitter! Also… ROWANNNNNNN!!!

3. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)

This story was just so beautiful and I was so enthralled with this world! Plus, I just love Elias… I NEED MORE! I can’t wait until Sabaa comes out with the sequel!

4. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

Oh my goodness, between the secondary characters and how much I just love them all in addition to my insane love of Karou and Akiva… gosh I could just die. Laini’s writing is such poetry and this entire series was just purely beautiful!

5. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

The Night We Said Yes

My insane love for this book comes from my connections to it. Between the situation Ella was in, the inner turmoil she faces, and the need for her best friend, it all just struck a chord for me. I cried for a while reading this one. It’s like my what I wish my life was in book form…


Here’s Lauren’s Top Five Favorite Reads of 2015!

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

My first ever adventure into the Fae world or a Sarah J. Maas book, and I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!! Can’t wait for August to read Throne of Glass series with a few friends. (Feel free to join us! More info coming soon!!!)

2. Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu


I have to give Stefani the credit for getting me to read this one. A little hesitant to start at first, but once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. I really hope she writes a sequel to this!

3. Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)

As of today, I still have 100 pages to read, but this book is such a fun read. I’m reading it with a couple of other girls for our July Swanky Saturday buddy read, and I can’t wait to discuss this with them! (EMILY AND CHELSEA WE NEED TO TALK!)

4. I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

I'll Meet You There

If you like a book that will pull at your heart, this is definitely one for that. I enjoyed getting to see the interactions betweens the characters and how they handle certain problems life throws their way.

5. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)

Read this one with Kelly a few months back and LOVED it! A great start to a series and I’m looking forward to reading the others in the series soon!

What are your top favorites of this year? Do we have any of the same ones? Are there any that we posted that are on your TBR lists? If so, we will definitely fangirl excessively about them and force you to read them next. 😉


Coming Up:

SPECTACULARLY SWANKY SATURDAY is this FRIDAY in observance of the 4th of July in the U.S. 

Have you buddy read with anyone recently? Take it to your blog or our comments and post it on Friday! Interview each other, GIF your feelings, review it, debate about it, whatever you want to do! Make it fun! Grab a Swanky Saturday button, which are posted on the right hand side of the blog, and have a blast! We encourage you guys to get involved and it’s a great conversation starter!

Reviews and more reviews!

Henrietta the Dragon Slayer by Beth Barany – Coming TONIGHT!

Tangled Webs by Lee Bross – Coming Soon!

The Leveller by Julia Durango – Coming Soon!

Paperweight by Meg Haston – Coming Soon!

Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson – Coming on Sunday for Nori’s Sunday Street Team!

We hope you all are enjoying your summer!

❤ Lauren and Kelly


27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Our Favorite Reads of 2015!

  1. Love love love Throne of Glass! And ACOTAR! Ember and Kiss of Deception are on my list to read. So is Trial by Fire and The Darkest Minds. So many books, so little time! Some of my favorites have been The Orphan Queen, Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and The Start of Me and You. I’m 100 pages from finishing Red Queen too, which is really good!

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    • Throne of Glass is still my favorite. It will take something SPECTACULARLY AMAZING to take that one off my number one spot! Ember is phenomenal as well! I loved her world! Trial by Fire is my current favorite and The Darkest Minds is my favorite Dystopian! IT’s PHENOMENAL! I definitely understand the so little books and so little time. The Orphan Queen would have probably been the next on my list! I still can’t believe Jodi left us like that…. I haven’t read any of the others yet, though! Well, except for Red Queen! Have you read to the big *GASP* moment yet? =)

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      • Ember is on my list to read as well! Kiss of Deception was really good, and I hope you enjoy Red Queen when you finish it. I enjoyed the story and all, but not sure if I would count it as one of my top reads this year. Again, I really can’t wait to read ToG! and pretty much every other book Kelly listed, lol!


  2. Oh my gosh Kelly. If that contemporary made your list then I really MUST get my hands on it! I have to know just why it is so good! And yes Lauren, we will talk 🙂 I’m almost done with this book and AHHH!

    Lovely list ladies. Some fantastic books on there.

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  3. Throne of Glass is one of my favorites! I need ACOTAR still. I love Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I just read The Darkest Minds and absolutely loved it! I also need An Ember in the Ashes, I just saw The Kiss of Deception at the library so I may have to check it out one day. Great post!

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    • I have two copies of ACOTAR and I still have yet to read one of them… How that’s possible, I really don’t know! Daughter of Smoke and Bone is phenomenal. I swear Laini is a poet at heart! Did you read the entire Darkest Minds series?! I read the novellas and all. They were SO helpful and I’m still decently upset they took them off the online sites…


    • I really need to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone. So far I haven’t really heard anything bad about it! I would definitely agree on picking up Kiss of Deception if you get a chance. It was really good!!


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