Wednesday, 7 October 2015

2015 Favourites Part 3

Find part 1 here
Find part 2 here

Let's not discuss how close to Christmas it already is.Ugh! On the other hand it's fall. I LOVE summer. But there's just something about fall; the crisp air and being able to wear sweaters and scarfs that just calls to me.

I know some of you were, uh, surprised by my read count at the half way mark. Well as of September 30th I had read 200 books. Which is great. I'm definitely thinking I'll reach 250 books this year. Although my reading did slow down in this quarter(mostly because of September). Between July 1st and September 30th I read 60 books. There's been a few DNF's in there(like always they don't count towards my total) and another handful of re-reads(which of course, do count). There's been a hell of a lot of fantastic reads within those 60 books. And as you would guess a bunch of them NA and romance. I'm seriously having a tough time sticking to decent sized list. So as this is my favourites and my post, I'll mention as many as I want to.

My most favourite reads from this past quarter.

Rat Queens Vol 2 is a whole bunch of kick ass ladies. Rat Queens is turning out to be one of my favourite graphic novel series.

Redshirts is a must read for Star Trek fans. It is one of the funniest books I've read this year.

Do I really need to say much? Six of Crows is an epic heist with all the banter and shippy goodness my heart craves.

This is One Moment is easily one of the most endearing military romances I've read. No doubt I will re-read before the year is out.

The Dark Elements is one my top favourite trilogies. And JLA always knows how to end her series on the emotional front. Every Last Breath was no exception. Plus Roth.

How to Say I Love You Out Loud is one of my surprise hits of this year. Sooooo good. And everyone's Christmas present this year.

You guys just want to hear me say it one more time; read this book. If you take any of my recommendations to heart, make it Carry the Ocean.

What You Left Behind is a very refreshing take on teen pregnancy and parenthood.

Yes, I have really enjoyed Smith's previous books. But Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between turned out to be a lot more honest, realistic and emotional than I would have ever expected.

Chase knows how to bring the romcom to paper. Sustained had this awesome and unique family dynamic that made the romance so much more swoony.

Okay, here's the thing; Queen of Shadows has my brain and heart all messed up. Although I love this book, I also hate it. And if I'm being honest this is probably a 3* read for me. But it's the Throne of Glass series, so I can't not include it in my favourites list. Sigh.

After You, why you gotta go and make me cry? Don't worry, I still love you with everything I have.

Him, you sexy beast you. I have recently become obsessed with M/M romances and Him was absolutely my favourite out there(that I've come across).

Now here's my other surprise hit from this year. Dearest Clementine is that elusive near perfect NA.

#Loliver. Dark Wild Night could bring down a building with their chemistry.

How's the last quarter of reading been for you guys?

Happy reading!



  1. I have a ton of these on my TBR (probably because of you) and it's fun to see your opinions on them again to remind myself why I want to read them. I have book envy at the 200 books! Great job and you should definitely make it to 250!

  2. Oh my goodness, so many good ones!! I've been wary of After You. I loved Me Before You so much and although the ending broke my heart (obviously) I liked it as-is. I had my own thoughts on what became of Lou and how she changed and what she did after that. But I know I'm still going to read the follow-up. How can I not? What You Left Behind is WAY up there on my TBR. Like, it will be happening *SOON.* I'm super excited for it. Every Last Breath, Just... yes. JLA knows how to end a series. And like you said... ROTH. ♥ I'd never heard of Mila Gray until very recently and now I can't remember how I came across her. Maybe it was you?? Anyway, I was so blown away by the review I read that I knew I HAD to get Come Back to Me. I couldn't even find it at Amazon and had to go thru Book Depository and have it shipped from overseas. I'm looking forward to it. I'm a sucker for military romances. My husband was in the Navy for 20 years so I have my very own hero. :)

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

  3. Some great books on your list. Ones that I have either read and loved, or have waiting on my TBR. I just got What You Left Behind and am really excited to read it, so I am happy to see it made it onto here. I LOVED Six of Crows. I adored the whole mix of characters. I also really enjoyed Six of Crows and can't wait for the next book to come out.