Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books I've Read So Far in 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish

Today's topic is the Top Ten Books I've read so far in 2015.  This was really an easy list to put together, because I think these are all 5 stars works, and not listed in any particular order.

1- Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley - a novel about friendship and believing, beautifully, lyrically written.  My review coming soon.

2- Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge - this looks like a creepy doll story from the cover, but it is anything but…  My review coming soon.

3- Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff - Graff is an author who really knows how to tackle difficult topics and this is no exception.  My review coming soon.

4- Audacity by Melanie Crowder - this verse novel about young Clara Lemlich really shows the reader that with persistence and perseverance even against all odds one person can make a big difference in the lives of other people.

5- Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan - a beautifully written book about a music made by the same harmonica changed the lives of different people at different times.

6- Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia - the last book about the Gaither sisters - Delphine, Vonetta and Fern, is a satisfying ending to this wonderfully written historical fiction trilogy from the late 1960s and early 1970s when the times were certainly a-changin'.

7- Counting Crows by Kathi Appelt - not your ordinary counting book, but oh, so much more fun with Appelt's amusing crows to count.

8- Red, a Crayon's Story by Michael Hall - for anyone who doesn't feel like they are who they appear to be, those who might be wrapped in the right wrapper, so to speak, this book may help you on your way.

9- How To Read A Story by Kate Messner - sounds so simple, so easy, who doesn't know how to read a story, but if you follow the ten steps listed, I guarantee your reading pleasure will definitely be intensified.

10- A Poem in Your Pocket by Margaret McNanara - how to improve you day?  Put a poem in your pocket and pull out whenever you feel like it.

What are your favorite books that you've read so far this year?


  1. I like the mixture of MG and Picture Books on your list, some are new to me. Echo is one that I've been wanting to read sometime. Brenda @ Log Cabin Library

  2. Nice list of books!! Thanks for sharing your favorite reads of the year so far with us!! I have some new to me titles to check out and potentially add to my ever growing reading wishlist!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/06/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-ive-read.html

  3. New follower! Thanks for the recommendations! I've definitely added several to my to-read list! Check out my TTT post: https://greenishbookshelf.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/top-10-tuesday-top-10-books-ive-read-so-far-in-2015/


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