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Monday, June 29, 2015

TTT: Favorite books read in 2015, so far

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by Broke and Bookish
Topic: Favorite books read in 2015, so far

Favorite Audiobook
Whistling Season by Ivan Doig, read by Jonathan Hogan


Favorite Adult Fiction
The Martian by Andy Weir


Favorite Adult Nonfiction
The History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage


Favorite Young Adult Fiction
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven


Favorite Young Adult Nonfiction
March, Book Two by John Lewis


Favorite Book Part of a Series
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater


Favorite Fantasy
Egg and Spoon by Gregory McGuire


Favorite Science Fiction
The Martian by Andy Weir


Favorite Poetry
Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices by Walter Dean Myers


Favorite Reread
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig


Favorite Classic
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins


Favorite Book Club Selection (for readability AND discussion)
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion


Graphic Novel or Biography
Steve Jobs: Insanely Great by Jessie Hartland



42 comments:

  1. Loved the Rosie Project and The Whistling Season. When I first saw WS, I thought, "Wow, didn't we read that several years ago?" Then I saw RE-read. Duh!!

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    1. Margaret, my other club read Whistling Season this year so I decided to reread it and loved it just as much this time around.

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  2. I LOVED The Martian! :) Awesome list!

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    1. The Martian is the book I've recommended the most this year.

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  3. I've seen so many praises for The Martian, maybe I really should give it a try. And yeah, for BLLB ! The last time I was so obsessed with books, it was way back with The Hunger Games trilogy.

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    1. I've been listening to the Raven Cycle series on audiobooks and I love the actors voice who reads it. I think I'm obsessed with him.

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  4. I just bought The Martian! So I'm so happy that you enjoyed it so much its on your list twice :D Gives me high hopes I will love it too. I've been meaning to read the Rosie Project too.

    Happy Reading
    Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune.co.uk

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    1. Love your blog. Such cute little creatures populate it!

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  5. The Martian is on my Top Ten too! And I've been meaning to read March, heard nothing but good things about it.
    My Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. Yes, the Martian is amazing. Read it quick before the movie comes out!

      March, Book Two is about John Lewis's activities with Civil Rights and the student organizations that led the bus rides into the deep south. Read Book One first about his formative years.

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  6. I LOVED ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES!!! I am still thinking about that one even months later. And THE MARTIAN has been on everybody's list so I guess I should add that one to my to read list. Superb list!!! Thanks for sharing.

    My TTT: http://rachelwritesthings.blogspot.com/2015/06/top-ten-books-ive-read-in-2015.html

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    1. I know what you mean about ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES. Even though it is tremendously sad it has a powerful message.

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  7. I love the way you made this list! The Raven Cycle series is definitely one of my favorite series of all times! Blue Lily, Lily Blue was the best part of the series, so far. Lovely list. :)

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    1. I am obsessed with the Raven Cycle series and can barely wait for the finale.

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  8. All the Bright Place is on my tbr! It sounds like the kind of book that will make me cry :') Glad to see that you like it!
    Great list!

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    1. Yes, I believe that ALL THE BIGHT PLACES will make you cry. I sure did. But it also has a powerful message.

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  9. Crazy that you've already read enough books to be able to categorize your favorites! Lol!

    Here are my Top Ten favorites of 2015 so far!

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    1. Funny you should say that because I wrote the categories down before I looked at the list of books I'd read and a few of them were the only books in their category. Ha!

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  10. Great list and quite a few I wish to read myself. Such a diverse grouping of books you have too. My Top Ten Tuesday is made up of a lot of older titles, because I'm trying to get caught up this year. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

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    1. I noticed that when i visited your blog that you weren't reading the most current books only, which I totally appreciate. All too often we focus on the latest offerings and ignore the oldies but goodies.

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  11. I love how you divided up your favorites list. :-) The Martian is still one I am on the fence about reading. I go back and forth. It's gotten a lot of blogger love since it came out. The Woman in White is such a good book! Maggie Stiefvater is an author on my must read list.

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    1. My whole family read THE MARTIAN at or near the same time which increased our enjoyment of it since we all wanted to talk about it.

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  12. I saw the preview for The Martian this past weekend, and now I'm super interested in reading the book! I don't follow adult fiction very much, so I had not heard of it beforehand. I still need to read Lilly Blue. I'm trying to decide if I should wait closer to The Raven King release or just do it now. Thanks for stopping by my list :)

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    1. Ah, the title of the 4th book is Raven King? I know what you mean about wanting to wait until the next book is almost due out so the characters are in your brain. Read the Martian, for sure.

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  13. YES re: Blue Lily, Lily Blue -- I LOVE that series more than anything and every book is better than the last! I need to read The Martian -- I hear SUCH good things!!

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT!!

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  14. The Martian and Blue Lily, Lily Blue are definitely worthy of this list!

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. You and I have many books in common. I tried to join your blog but blogger blocked me. I'll try back later.

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  15. I love the way you've structured this post! I haven't read any of these, but Six Glasses sounds really good. I love strange topics for non-fiction. Micro-histories, I guess. Happy reading!

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    1. Six Glasses IS amazing. After reading it I told some the Social Studies teachers about it at school and one decided he had to have his own copy and then wanted to restructure his lessons around some of the info. Very interesting.

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  16. Great list! I really enjoyed The Rosie Project, and Blue Lily, Lily Blue was so good -- I can't wait for The Raven King!

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  17. The Martian! How could I have forgotten about that one? I need to read that!

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  18. I've got to get to The Martian. All The Bright Places is on my stack, good to know it made your favorite list.

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  19. I like that you separated the favorites by genre! I haven't actually read any of these xD but All the Bright Places and The Raven Cycle have been on my TBR for the longest time.

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  20. This is a Great list! All the Bright Places was such a good read. I hope you enjoy it! I have The Rosie Project on hold at the library, and I can't wait to read it!

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  21. New follower here! Thanks for the great recommendations. Check out my TTT post this week: https://greenishbookshelf.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/top-10-tuesday-top-10-books-ive-read-so-far-in-2015/

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  22. I love the Woman in White! Have you read any of his other books? The ones I have read are marvelous as well.;)
    How is it that I haven't heard of most of the books on your list?!

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    1. Woman in White was my first Wilkie Collins book but I could certainly be talked into reading more from him.
      I know what you mean about not recognizing books on others' lists. There are so many good books out there and so little time to read them, let alone even research them. The other thing I noticed a bout a lot of the lists is that they are mostly centered around recently published books. Several of my books, like The Woman in White, The history of the World in Six Glasses, and Whistling Season were published years ago.

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  23. Love how you set up your list. I keep seeing The Martian on lists- I just ordered it!

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  24. I loved Blue Lily, Lily Blue!

    Is The Martian the one they are making a movie after?

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

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  25. Yes, The Martian is set to come out in film in time for the Holiday season. Read it quick!

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  26. I still want to read the Ivan Doig book, and other books by him.

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