πŸ“š My Top 10 Books of 2015 πŸ“š

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It took me so long to finalize my top 10 books of 2015 maybe because I encountered a lot of great stories last year.😊 It was a very awesome reading year for me!πŸ‘Œ I joined the book community last January 2015 (Happy Anniversary to me!πŸŽ‰) and I did not expect it to have this huge impact in my life.πŸ™Š The first book that I read last year was Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins which is very light and cute (not really for mommas like meπŸ˜›). I even joined the bandwagon and set my Goodreads reading challenge to 50.πŸ“š Surprisingly, I adored bookstagramming as well!πŸ™ˆ I ended 2015 with 61 read books and I think that it is not that bad for a beginner, right?πŸ˜† So, let us now move on to my very own list of favorite books for 2015.πŸ“–

1) PRETTY GIRL-13Β by Liz Coley
Pages: 344
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 0062127373
Setting: California, USA
Genre: Psychlogical Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Personal Rating: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†/5

It is a strory about a girl named Angie who was kidnapped and abducted by her unknown captor. This book is also about her journey towards unravelling the truth about her personality with the help of her family, friends and her psychiatrist.

After all, is moving forward still worth a try?

2) LEGEND SERIESΒ by Marie Lu

Legend / Prodigy / Champion
Pages: 305 / 371 / 369
Published: November 2011 / January 2013 / November 2013
ISBN: 039925675X / 0399256768 / 03992566776
Setting: The Republic of America year 2130
Genre: Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance
Personal Rating: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†/5

A story about a nation at war with its nearby countries. Agent June Iparis belongs to the elite class in the society who is being groomed in the military circles. Daniel “Day” Altan Wing on the other hand is the country’s most wanted criminal but if the Republic only knows what his intentions are. Born and raised on the opposite class in the society, June and Day needs to overcome every obstacle to discover all the secrets of their government and to find out the reason behind the deaths in their respective families.

Is love really enough to turn your back to the republic that you embraced so much eversince?

(Check out my previous post for my book review.)πŸ“–

3) THRONE OF GLASSΒ by Sarah J. Maas

Pages: 404
Published: August 2012
ISBN: 1599906953
Setting: Rifthold, Adarlan
Genre: Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance
Personal Rating: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†/5

A book about an 18-year-old assassin named Celaena Sardothien who was offered freedom by Prince Dorian Havilliard on one condition: She must be the king’s champion and make sure to win the slot as the new royal assassin.

How far will you go in order to attain your freedom?

4) THE WRATH AND THE DAWNΒ by Renee Ahdieh

Pages: 388
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 0399171614
Setting: Middle East
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Romance, Retelling
Personal Rating: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†/5

A retelling of the famous story, “A Thousand and One Nights”. It is about a murderous boy-king, Khalid, who takes a new bride every night only to have them killed in the morning. Sharzad on the other hand is a sixteen-year-old young lady who swore revenge and surrendered herself voluntarily to be Khalid’s next bride.

Will their love be enough to cover all their secrets?

(Check out my previous post for my book review.)πŸ“–

5) A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSESΒ by Sarah J. Maas

Pages: 416
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 1619634449
Setting: a world of faeries and humans
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Romance, Retelling
Personal Rating: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†/5

This SJM’s creation is inspired by the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast. I personally love reading retellings because I tend to expect a jaw-dropping twist. It is about a nineteen-year-old huntress named Feyre who accidentally killed a wolf while on a hunt. A beast, who happens to be one of the legendary immortal faeries, forcefully dragged her to their magical world as a punishment for what she did to his wolf-friend.

Is beauty really dependent on the eyes of the beholder?

(Check out my previousmpost for my book review.)πŸ“–

6) RED QUEENΒ by Victoria Aveyard

Pages: 383
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 0062310631
Setting: a world divided by blood (red or silver)
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction
Personal Rating: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†/5

This is about a world where people are divided based on their blood color. The Reds are the common people while the Silvers are the elites with supernatural powers and abilities. Mare Barrow is a red-girl who discovered that despite of having a red blood, she also possesses a very deadly power that the Silvers saw as a threat to destroy the peace and order in the society.

How can you survive a world full of secrets and lies?

7) UGLY LOVEΒ by Colleen Hoover

Pages: 337
Published: August 2014
ASIN: B00HB62MCO
Setting: San Francisco, California (USA)
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Personal Rating: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†/5

It is about a mutual attraction between Tate Collins and Miles Archer. Tate is a nurse while Miles is an airline pilot who happens to be her brother’s friend and colleague. Tate doesn’t have time for love because of her career while Miles doesn’t want love at all because of his traggic past.

And then, they have the perfect set up! Friends with benefits, but, until when?

(Check out my previous post for my book review.)πŸ“–

8) CONFESSΒ by Colleen Hoover

Pages: 306
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 1476791457
Setting: Dallas, Texas (USA)
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Personal Rating: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†/5

Auburn Reed is a woman who is goal-oriented and determined. Everything in her entire life goes on according to her plans. But one day, she met Owen Gentry, an artist, and the rest is history.

Fall inlove, get your heart broken and survive.

(Check out my previous post for my book review.)πŸ“–

9) NOVEMBER 9Β by Colleen Hoover

Pages: 320
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 1501110349
Setting: Los Angeles, California (USA)
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Personal Rating: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†/5

Benton James Kesler is a beginner in the world of writing. He met Fallon O’Neil who is a burn survivor one day before her plan to move across the country. They spent one day talking and falling in love. Yes, just one day and they both decided to meet every November 9 for 5 consecutive years before they settle down.

Are they strong enough to withstand all the changes and surprises that may occur every year?

(Check out my previous post for my book review.)πŸ“–

10) THE OPPORTUNISTΒ by Tarryn Fisher

Pages: 278
Published: November 2011
Setting: Florida, USA
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Personal Rating: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†/5

Olivia Kaspen is a manipulative coward. One day, she discovered that her former boyfriend, Caleb Drake, is suffering from Amnesia and she took advantage of the situation and tried to make up for what she did to him a couple of years ago by befriending him.

Is lying the solution to cover up for what you did to someone? Screw the happy endings! This one is very unique.

(Check out my previous post for my book review.)πŸ“–

Okay, so that’s it!☺ These are the books that caught me off-guard last year. They made me sleepless and I fangirled (if that is even a word, hahaπŸ˜‚) over and over on certain book boyfriends.❀ This post is just my personal opinion.😘 I already read and scanned some blog post of other bookworms here and I am planning to read the books that they recommended.πŸ‘Œ I am praying (lolπŸ˜‚) that I may be able to finish my 2016 reading challenge.πŸ™ˆπŸ™Š I hope that this list will help you choose what to read next. Cheers to more books this year!πŸ“šπŸ“– HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!πŸŽ‰

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