Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read In 2015

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This is a couple of weeks late, but I wanted to do tis Top Ten Tuesday as close to the end of 2015 as possible. And well, here we are! Very close to the end of the year.

Unfortunately, I didn’t read as much or as variedly as I wished as this year has been more topsy-turvy than I expected. Nonetheless, I still had the honour of reading books that stole my breath away – enough of them that it made it quite hard to pick only ten. Ready to see them? Well, here they are!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books Everyone Should Read

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Todays’s Top Ten Tuesday meme, hosted by Broke and the Bookish, is a freebie. I need to come clean from the start and say that I am not the best with open themes. There are so many options one could go for! In the end, though, I settled for ten books I think everyone should read.

Mind you, this is not a “ten favourites” list. Even though I like all of these books, they’re not necessarily favourites of mine. The majority isn’t. Nonetheless, these are very much “everyone should read” books. These are stories that help understand others and oneself. In an increasingly globalized world, we need these books to understand other cultures, other thought processes, other ways of life, and, most importantly of all, how we are all human.

Before I get philosophical, without further ado, here they are:

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Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

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With Bout of Books 12 over, we’re back to our usual schedule, and with it comes another Top Ten Tuesday meme, hosted by Broke and the Bookish. It’s time once again to look back to 2014, and this time we’ll reminisce on what could have been. On those books that were published in 2014, that we wanted to grab and peruse, but didn’t. I know I had quite a few of those…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Goals/Resolutions For 2015

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For today’s Top Ten Tuesday meme, hosted by Broke and the Bookish, I’ve done something I never do: set new years resolutions. I don’t do them simply because they never seem to stick. It’s usually just a list of things that I want to do but probably won’t. This time, however, I decided to give it a try with nothing but bookish resolutions. Who knows? Maybe they’re bookishness will help me stick to them!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing This Year

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday meme, hosted by Broke and the Bookish, is all about presents. More specifically books we’d like to receive. As you can imagine this was a rather harsh list to compile. I mean, there are so many books I’d love to see on my shelves! Sequels to books I’ve read, debuts that have been getting starred reviews and enticing me, a new book from an author I love or an old one from a writer I discovered recently or even from one whom I’ve heard plenty of but haven’t had the chance to read. In short, I want a library.

Is this too much to ask for?

But since I cannot get a library, I’ve decided to split this TTT into two categories: one for authors I haven’t read but know I must, and one for authors I’ve read and want to keep on reading. Mind you, both lists are incredible incomplete, but they’ll have to do for now.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read In 2014

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday meme, hosted by Broke and the Bookish, is coming late. I know. But it’s just this one time. Next week’s will be on time. Anyway, this week’s topic is a hard one. Very hard one. After all, it’s never easy to pick one’s favourite books, even if it’s only out of those read in a specific year.

But after some very hard thinking, exclusions of books that deserved to be here, and mind sobbing, I managed to pick ten.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

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First of all, I’m really sorry I have been MIA for the last couple of weeks. Life decided to drop a lot on me all at once and I couldn’t do more than the odd post now and then. With Christmas coming up, I can’t promise that it’ll completely change very soon, but I can tell you that I’ll try my best to post more regularly once again.

Babbling aside, it’s time for the Top Ten Tuesday meme, hosted by Broke and the Bookish, and this week I’m sharing ten authors (bar debuts) I had the pleasure of beginning to read this past year.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books On My Winter TBR

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It’s time for the Top Ten Tuesday meme, hosted by Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic deals with books we’re meaning to read during the three months of winter.

I’m terrible with following reading plans as I usually just read what I feel like. However, I’m 90% sure I’ll read these, either because I’ve received them as ARCs, because they’re by authors I love, or because I’ve been bitten my nails raw staring at them.

Want to find out which books I’m talking about?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get

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I have finally given in to the Top Ten Tuesday meme, hosted by Broke and the Bookish, and I couldn’t have done that in a better theme: Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait to Get.

This list includes mostly – no, it’s all fantasy now that I look at it, both YA and adult. Most of them haven’t been released yet. Some don’t even have an official or “stand-by” cover (in which case I’ve put up a photo of the author instead). Some don’t even have a title yet. But I need to read them all.

So, without further ado, here they are!

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