I love reading, it is a passion. Like writing, reading is not simply something that I do, it is who I am. Getting lost in the words of a story is as natural as breathing and I couldn't imagine life without it.
I share with you now a link to my list: [CLICK HERE]
I don't want to bore you with all 86 books I read this year, but I was thinking it would be fun to make a list of the Top 10. It is difficult for me to choose only 10, but I want to give a worthwhile list of what I consider the best (and I'll lump series together so that helps.)
10. Safe Haven by Nicolas Sparks
This was a delightful story about the courage it takes to break free from abuse and the ability to love again. I love so many of Sparks stories, but this was one that just made my heart melt.
9. Paper Towns by John Green
8. Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
7. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
6. Chosen by Ginger Garrett
5. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
4. Protector of the Small Quartet (First Test, Page, Squire and Lady Knight) by Tamora Pierce
3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
2. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Those are my Top 10. There are happy ones and sad ones, but all of them are memorable to me for one reason or another.
I also love to re-read books. I've re-read several this year that I did not include in the Top 10 list. However, if it is good enough to read twice (or more), I believe it is worth mentioning.
- The Hunger Games Trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay) by Suzanne Collins
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- A Light in the Attic and Falling Up by Shel Silverstein (I read these two with Zoey and it was a great way to end our days together.)
- The Three Island Sisters Trilogy (Dance Upon the Air, Heaven & Earth, and Face the Fire) by Nora Roberts
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
- The Host by Stephanie Meyer
- The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
- The Mortal Instruments Trilogy (Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, Clockwork Princess) by Cassandra Clare
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
That is my year in books. Honestly, one of the things I am looking forward to in 2015 is creating a new list of books read in one year. I want to at least read 50, but we'll see how that goes.
What books have you read lately that stood out to you? Also, if you are on Goodreads, look me up, I'd love to experience the magic of books with you!
Happy Reading in 2015!