Here's another edition of The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten! This week we're supposed to list the top ten book we read this year. I'm not going to choose any sort of category or anything, just pick straight from the massive pile I read. Some of the times might be more obscure; others you'll recognize right away. They're not really in any particular order, either.
The fact that I liked this series blew me away. I was never a fan of werewolves, but I was so entranced with Maggie's writing and the biology behind the wolves... But what I loved most of Cole and Isabel. It was great to see that they got a book to themselves. And I loved delving into the secrets Cole kept hidden.
Number Nine: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I actually had to go back and check the date I read this. It seems like I've been a fan of her forever, but indeed, I read this at the end of January this year. I really need to get to reading her other work. The possibility that she's writing a Simon & Baz book has me so stoked.
Number Eight: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
I was late jumping onto the Infernal Devices bandwagon. In fact, I was late getting to the Mortal Instruments bandwagon, too. But I never regret picking them up. Jem was always my favorite, so - naturally - his book left a good impression on me. ;)
Number Seven: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
This was one of the books I anticipated most this year, as it was a conclusion to a series I'd really gotten invested in. The book was amazing, naturally, despite the fact that the ending felt a little rushed. I'll always love me some Perry. <3
Number Six: The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien
This was a surprising read for me. It was the first time I had read O'Brien and I ordered an ARC of it simply because of the premise. It was definitely one of the most engaging and original books I've read all year. Pick it up if you haven't read it already!
Number Five: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
This had been in my TBR pile for ages but I finally read it in anticipation of the movie. Definitely a roller coaster of a read and one that I won't easily forget. THAT ENDING!!! So fantastic and the movie was astounding, too!
Number Four: Storm Front by Jim Butcher
I regret not picking this series up sooner. It's so fantastic and the fact that I have over 15 books to read and digest. Just. Yum. A book lover's dream. But seriously, the originality, mystery and humor in this series is fantastic. I plan to pick the next one up as soon as I can.
Number Three: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
This was another highly anticipated series conclusion. There was just so much this book had to offer to the series as far as character development and action. I absolutely devoured it, despite being scared to turn every page for fear something this happen to my beloved characters. I finished the book bruised, but definitely satisfied.
Number Two: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
I think everyone knows if you want a romantic, fluffy read that you don't need to look any further than Perkins. Isla left an impression on me in Anna, so I really looked forward to seeing her make her own happy ending. I devoured the book, smiling and squeeing all the way.
Number One: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
You all knew this was going to be number one, right? This book ending just like we all wanted it to and it was pure joy reading every single page. And, considering it was 725 pages, I was a happy girl for several days. Now I have to (im)patiently wait for the next series!
Very Honorable Mentions:
Secret by Brigid Kemmerer
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
Take Me On by Katie McGarry
So, that's my list! Did you share any of the same books? Want to share your favorite reads? Feel free to link me to your TTTs or comment.