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
Burned 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….
The 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.
God 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….
The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin
A 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….
Honourable Mention to Bounty Hunt & Forsaken by Kelley Armstrong
Top 10 Timeless Books Read in 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