Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. This week we are looking at my top ten books I’ve read so far in 2015.
1. The Humans by Matt Haig. This was the story of an alien coming to earth, the entire thing was the alien being confused by the strange things we humans do. Like wear clothes and have pets. It was really great, it really makes you think about life on earth.
2. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga. I’ve read a number of books about mental illness and depression and this was the first one I found where I could really relate to the characters. Jasmine Warga did a really great job of portraying depression in a real way.
3. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. I really enjoyed this book, it’s a good solid fantasy novel. I know some people have commented on the length and while yes it is very long, the story moves on very quickly and there really wasn’t any extraneous plot in there.
4. Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld. I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Half of this book is a mildly interesting YA novel and the other half is the story of the author spending a year in New York writing the novel. If you want a behind the scenes look at the publishing world this is the book for you.
5. Golden Son by Pierce Brown. I actually enjoyed this more than Red Rising. I think the best way I could describe it is Star Trek with Roman gods. Though admittedly very little of the story actually takes place in space.
6. The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer. This book was based on Amanda Palmer’s very famous TED talk where she showed how it’s okay to ask for help if you need it. I was really surprised by how it was also partly an autobiography. Though I should have expected that. I did also quite like the fact that you don’t need to be a fan of her music to enjoy this book. In fact if you have a blog or any sort of job where your income comes from fans I would definitely recommend you give this book a read.
7. A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. This was really fantastic. Its partly the diary of a young Japanese girl and it’s partly about a Canadian author who finds the diary washed up on a beach.
8. The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber. This is one of the best science-fiction books I’ve read this year. I love how it mixes science and religion together. If you love sci-fi this is a must read.
9. The Three by Sarah Lotz. This was really interesting, its a thriller book but the entire story is told like it’s a non-fiction book. Its told through interviews and transcripts and recorded messages. It was really great. And I also didn’t find it at all scary which was good considering its supposed to be a horror novel.
10. The Martian by Andy Weir. It’s like Castaway but on Mars. With added potatoes. Its basically this:
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