The New Year is Here

books to read in 2015

Happy New Year, everyone! I’m not one for resolutions but I sure do love books. A number of my favourite series ended in the last couple years, so 2015 is my year to revisit the ever growing, sometimes intimidating to-read list. So many new stories waiting!

As with my Best Books of 2014, this list is two-parts. The first lists the top five books released this year that I’m excited to read. The second includes ten books I’m excited to read that are already published. Of course, there are many more books I want to enjoy, but let’s start with my top 5+10 books to read in 2015.

My Top 5 To-Read Books of 2015

18780018Burned by Karen Marie Moning

Huzzah for another book in the Fever series! From the Karen Marie Moning’s site:

When the wall that protected humans from the seductive, insatiable Fae was destroyed on Halloween, long-imprisoned immortals ravaged the planet. Now Dublin is a war zone with factions battling for control. As the city heats up and the ice left by the Hoar Frost King melts, tempers flare, passions run red-hot, and dangerous lines get crossed. Seelie and Unseelie vie for power against nine ancient immortals who have governed Dublin for millennia….

22571765The Poser by Jacob Rubin

Jacob Rubin’s debut novel sounds great. From the author’s website:

All his life Giovanni Bernini has possessed an uncanny gift: he can imitate anyone he meets. Honed by his mother at a young age, the talent catapults him from small-town obscurity to stardom.

As Giovanni describes it, “No one’s disguise is perfect. There is in every person, no matter how graceful, a seam, a thread curling out of them. . . . When pulled by the right hands, it will unravel the person entire.”
23602473God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Everyone’s talking about the new book coming from Toni Morrison and I’m no different. From Goodreads:

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult. At the center: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love….

12111823The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin

I’m sure we’re all excited for the sixth volume of A Song of Ice and Fire. Can’t find much information, but George R.R. Martin has posted an excerpt on his webiste here.

16096824A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

The new series from Sarah J. Maas is a fae-style Beauty and Beast. Looks pretty interesting! From Goodreads:

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world….

kelley arm 2015Honourable Mention to Bounty Hunt & Forsaken by Kelley Armstrong

I have to mention Kelley Armstrong’s new graphic novel and novella. Head to her website for info on Bounty Hunt and Forsaken.

Top 10 Timeless Books Read in 2015books of 2015

Books from the past, still wonderfully full of potential! Each pictured above and listed in no particular order:

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Matched by Ally Condie

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Tempting Danger by Eileen Wilks

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

Header made by adapting TemStock – Christmas ornaments3 by Temari 09.
All book covers from Goodreads.

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