Top Books I Read in 2015

These are my favorites reads of 2015. These books are books that I read in 2015, not books that were published in 2015. I wanted to do something different, so I made my list in categories. 

AUDIO BOOKS:


I raved about the narrator of this book in my review. She truly made the characters come alive. This is one of those books that I wanted to reread it right after I fished it. This was my first Holly Black book, and now I know why so many people love her writing. 

This is the BEST audio book I have ever listened to! I have never heard a narrator who put so much emotion into her work. I honestly believed at times that she was hurt and in pain. Other times it sounded like she was truly crying. It was FANTASTIC!!!! The story in this book has something for everyone. Drama, action, love, suspense, everything. THIS IS THE BEST DEBUT BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR ME. 
Here is the thing about this book, I did not like the first book in this series.....at all. I know everyone loved it and raved about it, and I just could not get into it for the life of me. Then this book came out, and people who I trust their taste in books loved this book and recommended it. I cannot tell you how happy I am that I gave this book a chance! I fell into this world, from the first page i was hooked. The writing was beautiful, the world building was magical, and the main character was strong and independent. This book was perfection and gave me a new perspective of the author. 

BOOKS BY FAVORITE AUTHORS
When this book came out I cleared my schedule. I wanted to be able to do nothing but read this book. I devoured it! If you have been following my blog for awhile then you know my love for SJM is real. I really enjoyed seeing the world she built. Now everyone knows that she is not a one series wonder. She has so many creative and unique ideas. I cannot wait to see where this series goes. 
Here is a confession on this book, I was so excited for this book that I bought the actual book AND the audio book. I wanted to be reading it every second of the day. If I had time I would read the book, if I had to clean or run to the grocery store, I would listen to it. I just LOVED these books. The family dynamic is what did it for me in the first book, and while the family dynamic was still amazing in this second book, the love story got me this time. I just loved watching the characters grow and realize that not everything about love is black and white. 
BEST FUN READS (get you over a reading slump reads) 
This series is the best for a reading slump. They are fun, sexy, lighthearted, not hard to follow, angsty, everything you love from a great YA read. 
This is what would happen if the Lux series was an adult series. Oh how I LOVED this book. It was a fun take on the Lux series, and it was sexy......very sexy. Basically if you are not an adult I do not recommend you reading it. There are a lot of sexy times in this book, and they are very very detailed. If you loved the Lux series, and you are interested in new adult, this book is for you. 
BEST SUMMER READ 
There is not anything else to say about this book besides I LOVED it. Everything about this book was perfection. 
BEST END TO A SERIES

I am not going to go into detail since it was the last book in the series, but it was fantastic. 
BEST FINISHED TRILOGY 
I know a lot of people did not like this trilogy, but I LOVED it!! I marathon this trilogy and it was solely because I HAD to know what happened next. I can understand why people got frustrated with our main character, but I enjoyed how she was flawed. 

OLDIE BUT A GOODIE 
I was fascinated with this world and the power our main character had. This book showed me why everyone loves Snyder's writing. I plan on reading more of her books in 2016.

What were some of you favorite books of 2015? Let me know in the comments, or if you have made a post about it leave your link! 
P.S. I AM GOING TO DO A GIVEAWAY IN MY NEXT POST SO LOOK OUT FOR THAT! 
happy reading y'all, 
Ashley