Hm. Difficult topic for me this week, because I’ve only read 34 books* so far in 2015, and ten would be a pretty huge chunk! I don’t want to cheat and pad my numbers by including rereads of favorites (like the Raven Cycle!). Instead, I’m just going to list those new-to-me books that have particularly stood out from the rest. In order of when I read them:
2. Firstborn by Lorie Ann Grover – Very unusual YA gender-bending fantasy! I absolutely loved every minute of this one.
3. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke – Almost five years after my first attempt to read this book, I enjoyed every minute of this audiobook. I hope to own it – and the print version – someday, and I plan to enjoy the story many times! Also, I’m loving the TV series so far.
4. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk – I read this not long after I was diagnosed with complex PTSD, because of the diagnosis, and I learned so much from it, both about the illness and about myself.
5. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley – Totally blown away by the careful characterization, world-building, friendships, and plotting of this YA contemporary fantasy.
*As of 6/25/15. I’m sure I’ve finished off a couple audiobooks in the days since then, but as I’ll be traveling all those days and won’t likely have access to internet/my blog by today, I’m pre-scheduling this and not counting any audiobooks I finish en route toward this count/post. Though if I’m lucky, I acquired a new favorite-of-the-year during this trip! *thinks wishful thoughts*
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.