Watching TV-shows and movies is not the only thing I do to waste my time – I also read a lot (although I have not yet found that any of those things are actually a waste of my time). I am not constant reader, I have periodes where I read nothing and then I can read 3 books in two days. It depends on my mood, my situation and of course the book. I am on goodreads and I set my goal to read 55 books this year. Well, so far I am a little bit behind, but I usually read a lot on vacation.
So let’s go on with the topic of this post: The best books I’ve read so far this year. The topic was also inspired (or stolen :P) from this post.
I hope you find something that might pique your interest 🙂
#1 Throne of Glass – by Sarah J. Maas [Throne of Glass 1]
Badass main character? Check. Great world building? Check. Awesome fight scences? Check. Awesome side characters? Check. Great writing? Also check. I absolutely loved it! I’d recommend it to everyone who’s into Fantasy novels. Give it a shot! You won’t regret it.
#2 Crown of Midnight – by Sarah J. Maas [Throne of Glass 2]
The second book was even better than the first one. I never thought it was possible! I read in 24 hours and I loved every single page and every single second of it! I love the character development of Celeanea.
#3 Heir of Fire – by Sarah J. Maas [Throne of Glass 3]
It don’t how it is possible but the third and newest book in this series is also the best! It is absolutely fantastic! Rowan was a great new character. He is just awesome. You just have to read these books!
#4 Silver Shadows – by Richelle Mead [Bloodlines 5]
I love Richelle Mead. I love Vampire Academy and also the first four books of the Bloodlines series. And the 5th is no exeption. This book was a roalercoster of emotions. In a good way, of course. I really should get on with the last one.
#5 The Book Thief – by Markus Zusak
I saw the movie last year in New Zealand with Sam. The movie was great, and the story incredibly heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time, so naturally, I wanted to read the book. Over the years I heard nothing but good things about the novel, and I finally found the time to read it. And thank God I did, because it is so good and I almost cried the whole time – and there were a lot of tears of joy mixed in with the heavy sadness that is so amazingly wrapped in the most beautiful writing I have ever read. You really should read this book.
#6 The 5th Wave – by Rick Yancey [The 5th Wave 1]
The first apocalyptic book on this list. Aliens invaded the planet – and, boy, sh*t is going down. It was an intense read and I can’t wait for the second one!
#7 Angelfall – by Susan Ee [Penryn & the End of Days 1]
End of the world. Again. But this time it’s angels invading the planet. The book is full of action and I really liked the main character – she is badass! But I also enjoyed the male protagnist as well – Raffe is awesome. Some of their dialoge is so much fun, I smiled like an idiot while reading it.
#8 World After – by Susan Ee [Penryn & the End of Days 2]
I also enjoyed the second book. So much that I read it in less than a day. Sadly there is less Raffe the first half, which is a shame. But since I think Penryn is great it is totally fine.
#9 End of Days – by Susan Ee [Penryn & the End of Days 3]
The final book in the trilogy. The big showdown. And it’s an awesome one! I am very satisfied with the way it ends, which is somewhat rare these days.
#10 Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
I love roadtrips. And books about roadtrips. This one warmed my heart in many ways and Morgan Matson is a great writer! No fantasy or end of the world this time but defently worth reading.
Did you find something interesting? Or do you have any recommendations for me?