Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  For more information, or to join the fun yourself, check out their blog!

Top Ten Books I've Read so Far in 2015
This week was a "freebie" week, where I got to choose the topic.  I'm writing this kind of late on Monday night, about to go into Day #9 at work... so I'm going easy on myself!  And the books below aren't ranked:  I gave all of them 5 stars on Goodreads!

Laughing at My Nightmare
1. Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw- hilarious!

Food: A Love Story
2. Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan- hilarious!

The Paris Mysteries (Confessions, #3)
3. Confessions: The Paris Mysteries by James Patterson with Maxine Paetro- mysterious!

A Cold Legacy (The Madman's Daughter, #3)
4. A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd- creepy!

The Bookman’s Tale
5. The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett- bibliotastic!

6. Dreamfire by Kit Alloway- fantastic!

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)
7. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige- page turner!

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
8. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas- femmetastic!

The Naturals (The Naturals, #1)
9. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes- mysterious!

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
10. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand- survivalistic!


  1. You have some of my favorites on this list too! I absolutely loved The Naturals, Throne of Glass, and Dorothy Must Die. I still need to read The Wicked Will Rise and Heir of Fire. Hopefully I can tackle them in the summer.
    Great list!
    Tessa @ Crazy for YA

  2. I haven't read any of these, but I'll def check out Throne of Glass. Thanks for the tip! :D

  3. I haven't read any of these yet. Although Dorothy Must Die is definitely on my TBR list and I've been interested in Sarah Maas.

  4. Unbroken was great! What a crazy life that man led. The Jim Gaffigan book is on my TBR. I've seen him a couple times live and he is hysterical. Great list!

    1. I'm a little jealous! I've never seen him live. But I can't see Hot Pockets or cook bacon without thinking of his commentaries! Have you read Dad is Fat? I'm toying with the idea of reading it, but I'm not a dad (obvs) and didn't know if it'd be quite as funny if I couldn't relate much.

  5. I Love Jim Gaffigan
    Throne of Glass and The Naturals are also amazingly good!
    Great list

  6. Great list! I haven't read most of those, but I absolutely loved Throne of Glass and Dorothy Must Die. Would you say confessions is better than the last book? I wasn't 100% sold on it and wasn't sure if I should continue the story or not.

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

    1. I would say that Confessions: Paris Mysteries was about on par with Confessions: Private School Murders, or maybe just a little better. It's definitely different. I felt like the first book was very murder-mystery focused; then the second book was more character-development focused; then this third book is definitely character-driven and a little less mystery-focused still. But it's set in PARIS. Loved that. Also, I feel comfortable handing the first book to most 12 year olds+, but this third book has a few more mature moments between Tandy & her boyfriend, so I'd recommend it more to 15+. Just personal opinion.

  7. This is a good list. I haven't read any of them by Throne of Glass is on my TBR. I have heard only good things about it.
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Great list! :-) I really enjoyed Throne of Glass. Much more than I expected! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. I agree - Unbroken was amazing! And I've got The Bookman's Tale on my TBR list. I'm looking forward to reading that one. It must be a pretty good reading year for you with this many five-star reads so far! :)

  10. Haven't read any of these, but I've heard great things about Throne of Glass, so I'll definitely check it out! :D

  11. I love Throne of Glass though I have to admit my review was only a three star one due to some issues I had with the book. The series has got better and better though, and I gave the most recent book Heir of Fire, a five star review.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/top-ten-tuesdays-5/

  12. The Naturals and Throne of Glass are on my "all-time favorite books" list, so I'm thrilled to see that you've read them!