The Broke and the Bookish. Every week, readers compile a list of their favorite books, authors, or other literature-related things that fall under a certain category.
Although today's task, listing the best books we've reads far in 2015, seems daunting, this list may be helpful in December when I'm creating my best of 2015 list. The titles below are listed in the order I read them because order of preference would be impossible.
And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
This quiet-but-beautiful book is full of emotion and absolutely gorgeous writing. The main character is a poet and has such an eloquent and original way of weaving words.
2. The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
This part-dystopian, part-historical fiction is based on a real city without laws. It takes a while to completely get into the story, but once you're invested, you can't stop reading.
3. Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard
After And We Stay, I needed to read Hubbard's other novel. This one easily lived up to my expectations, crafting as many stunning sentences and emotions as And We Stay.
4. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
I used to think I disliked magical realism, but this book changed my mind.
5. Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor
This book has one of the most creative, intriguing concepts I've encountered in a while.
6. All Fall Down by Ally Carter
Anything by Ally Carter is bound to make my favorites list. It's just a given.
7. Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
This book is full of lifelike characters and vivid imagery that reveals the beauty in the Badlands.
8. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
I feel terrible for not reviewing this one, but I just couldn't put my love for the story into words. The characters are complex and real, grow so much, and compel readers to care about them deeply.
9. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
This author is the second Hubbard to appear twice on this list. I adored Wanderlove just as much as Like Mandarin, and it made me desperate to travel.
10. The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick
This book tells a story of spirals, history, the connections between human actions, the non-linear quality of time and emotion, and so much more. It's one of the smartest books I've ever read and will make readers feel intelligent too.
What are the best books you've read so far this year?