Happy Top Ten Tuesday!
I am not equipped to make these choices. As a bookish people, HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE TEN FAVORITES? I mean, I did narrow it down and finally chose some books.
Though, so you know as you’re reading, I gave myself some guidelines:
- If it’s a whole series I read this year (and loved) I included it as one book
- I am not counting rereads (because the ACOTAR series would inevitability show up again)
Alright, now that that is out of the way, lets get started! [and no particular order]
The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) by Danielle L. Jensen
I loved this book so much I listened to it twice back to back. It was originally only an audible book that was published as a physical book. You better believe I now have that version too. I am obsessed with this story.
The Traitor’s Circle Series by Erin Beaty
The Traitor’s Kiss | The Traitor’s Ruin | The Traitor’s Kingdom
I originally picked this up through the library and in this case, I loved it so much I immediately bought the first two! Even more excited when the third book came out this year! It’s a fantastic YA romance and YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE.
Faking Under the Mistletoe by Ashley Shepherd
Review to come in March!
I dove into reading as many Christmas books as I could this year, and y’all. THIS WAS THE BEST. Enemies to lovers, office romance with a sunshine and a grump. Oh guys. Just trust me.
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
Need a book to bring you to tears but also swoon over the love interest? LOOK NO FURTHER.
Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin
la la la la la, this book made my month and year. What a golden debut book. Enemies to lovers, forced marriage, witches, IT’S ALL THERE.
Air Awakens Series by Elise Kova
Air Awakens | Fire Falling | Earth’s End | Water’s Wrath | Crystal Crowned
I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH. I already got the audio books (which BTW, on audible credit gets you ALL FIVE!!!!) so I can listen to them again. It’s magical, romantic and packed full of moments where Kova doesn’t care about killing off your favorite characters.
Winter of the Witch (The Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden
One of the first book I read this (thank you Netgalley). This series is whimsical, magical, atmospheric and full of vibrancy. If you love Russian folklore, try this series out. It’s amazing.
The Stormlight Archive (Books #1 & #2) by Brandon Sanderson
The Way of Kings | Words of Radiance
I started to read ALL of Brandon Sanderson’s books at the end of last year and can’t believe I waited this long to do so. They are massive fantasy books with some of the best world building I’ve ever read. Don’t let these behemoths scare you!
If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
Oh wow, this was a STUNNING book. A perfect YA contemporary. The MC has a character arc that was powerful and the cute romance thrown in was just the right touch.
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
Sci-fi books by this powerhouse team are my weakness. The first book in this new series is no different. I even gave away a copy in a giveaway I love it so!
Some honorable mentions:
- Lovely War by Julie Berry
- The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
- The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
- Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
- Verity by Colleen Hoover
- Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
- All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
- Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelley
- The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
And I know a lot more, but we’ve already discussed that I can’t make these decisions very well. This is what I’ve narrowed it down to. What was one of your favorite books this year? Lets talk in the comments!