September 12: Top Ten Books I Loved During The Year I Started My Blog
I’ve been specifically book blogging since the beginning of 2015, and as such I’ve chosen the top ten books I read (or reread) two years ago. Interestingly enough, they almost all remain firmly cemented within my favourite books of all time.
1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (9/10)
This book (and series) will always be exceptionally close to my heart. It is one of my two Potter books (the other being Prisoner of Azkaban) and in my top ten all time favourite books.
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (9/10)
Another book (and series) that I adore (we’ll ignore Mockingjay). I love the characters, the plot, the world, everything about this incredible novel.
3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (9/10)
Up there with The Hunger Games, this second volume is even more action packed (mind blowing for the second in a trilogy) and I remain as devoted to it as I was when I first read it in 2012.
4. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (8/10)
When I think about my love of this book, I cannot believe that I’ve yet to read books #2 and #3. I definitely need to jump back into this amazing world.
5. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (8/10)
This wasn’t my favourite of the three Strike novels – that award goes to The Cuckoo’s Calling – but this came pretty damn close. Roll on #4.
6. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (8/10)
This remains to be one of the funniest novels I’ve ever read, and the fact that I’ve not yet read the sequel is disappointing on my part.
7. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (8/10)
This is my favourite of the Twilight novels, mostly because of the absence of Edward and the sheer amount of Jacob we are exposed to.
8. Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling (8/10)
I’m not sure this would remain in my top books anymore, but I do still love the messages conveyed in Jo’s Harvard commencement speech.
9. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (7/10)
The conclusion to the Twilight saga is largely wonderful, and yes, I cried. Now if we could just have a Jacob/Renesmee tale, that would be perfect.
10. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins (7/10)
When I read this it was an obsessively compulsive read, and the conclusion remains to be one of the finest, most shocking finales to a thriller that I’ve ever experienced.
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