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June 30: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

Coincidentally enough, I have so far this year rated exactly ten books at five stars on Goodreads.

sweep in peace

1. Sweep in Peace (#2); Ilona Andrews. Currently put up in installments on their website, will be published in ebook later. About an innkeeper who wields a mean broom, alien vampires, an ancient war, and so many things that are more than they seem.

karen memory

2. Karen Memory; Elizabeth Bear. A story with some edge to it, about prostitutes, and a very bad man determined to take control of a city.

vision in silver

3. Vision in Silver (#3); Anne Bishop. Start from the beginning with this one–blood prophets, and seriously scary vampires, werewolves, etc. They are Others–and they were never human.

dead heat

4. Dead Heat; Particia Briggs. Part of a series. Werewolves are very well represented on this list! An Omega werewolf is outside the pack structure. This doesn’t make her aggressive, but neither does it make her a pushover!


5. Valor; Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melancon. An amazing collection about powerful female fairy tale characters. Mostly comics, a few text stories.


6. Uprooted; Naomi Novik. A story about a dragon who isn’t a dragon… and a sacrifice who isn’t at all prepared for what happens next.

blink of the screen

7. A Blink of the Screen; Terry Pratchett. A collection of stories, full of the humor and weirdness that makes a Pratchett story so special.


8. Firefight (#2); Brandon Sanderson. All supers are evil. Or are they? Maybe there’s a way to fight it…

blue lily

9. Blue Lily, Lily Blue (#3); Maggie Stiefvater. Dangerous magic, a sleeping king, and a prophesied death. Life just keeps getting stranger.

saga 4

10. Saga (Vol. 4); Brian K. Vaughan. A sort of less teen-angst Romeo and Juliet, with aliens, and a war that engulfs planets. There’s a lot of people who want our heroes dead… and that’s not all their problems.



About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

7 responses »

  1. I’ve heard really good things about Uprooted! I’m definitely going to have to add that to my TBR.
    My TTT

  2. Mari says:

    Looooved Uprooted! I still have to read half the books you’ve mentioned in your list, but with all the high praise for them, I can’t wait to get started on them (gah, Stiefvater especially has been in the blogging circles for some time now, I just have to get myself a copy of book 1 to see what I’m missing).

    • A friend forced me to start on Stiefvater by buying me Scorpio Races, and guilting me into reading it. She’s a great writer–a little dark, a little hopeful, very imaginative, with quite a turn of phrase.

  3. Hi Caitlin, I have a new web host and email provider, and yours is the first email that has come through!

    I’m still figuring it out. You have some really interesting-sounding books on your list!


  4. I read Saga a while ago and I loved the art and the overall story line. It’s very… graphic, but for those of age, it’s a great read. I can’t wait for volume 5!

    Brandon Sanderson… Did you like the story or the writing or both or how did you feel about it? I want to read the mistborn trilogy but all three books are pretty huge!

    • Yeah, it’s not PG, for sure. But a great story.

      The story is interesting–a red star that makes some people super-powered. And all of them are evil. There’s a small group of normal humans trying to protect themselves, and figure out why it works that way. The books are fairly short, too.

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