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December 15: Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015 (you can do it by only 2015 releases,  overall , by genre (top ten fantasy books I read in 2015), etc. however you choose to make your BEST list)

These are my current favorite books read in 2015, though I still have a few couple weeks, and could possibly change this list in that time.

magic shifts

1. Magic Shifts; Ilona Andrews. The latest in a series, with even more relationship development between my favorite were-lion and blood-magic user couple.

vision in silver

2. Vision in Silver; Anne Bishop. Blood prophets, and some truly scary Others (vampires, weres, etc.) fighting with the humans over resources. They were there first, and they won’t be pushed aside.

dead heat

3. Dead Heat; Patricia Briggs. Werewolf politics are exciting. Fae politics are even more so. Toss fae and werewolves together…

darkling sea2

4. A Darkling Sea; James L. Cambias. A detailed science fiction first-encounter story, with some very alien aliens.

sleeper spindle

5. The Sleeper & the Spindle; Neil Gaiman. A wickedly funny fairy tale, turned on its head.


6. Valor Anthology; Megan Lavey-Heaton & Isabelle Melançon. A collection of fairy tales with strong, brave female leads.

red rose chain

7. Rose Red Chain; Seanan McGuire. A dark urban fantasy, with plenty of close knit relationships forming a group that will light a candle, no matter the danger.

blink of the screen

8. A Blink of the Screen; Terry Pratchett. A collection of stories from a much missed, bitingly funny author.


9. Firefight; Brian Sanderson. The power makes everyone a supervillian. Or does it?

blue lily

10. Blue Lily, Lily Blue; Maggie Stiefvater. Lyrical, magical, and gripping, a doomed love story that avoids being too sentimental.

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.

13 responses »

  1. BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE. Great pick! I love that one. My TTT!

  2. Marcia says:

    Five favorites of mine, too, and five I haven’t read…yet! (Believe it or not, I’m still torturing myself by walking past Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and patting it on the beautiful cover. I can’t bring myself to read it yet, because Gansey breaks my heart. Therefore, I have to be in just the right place to delve into it. (If I don’t hurry up, another one will be out!) Great list, as always, Caitlin.

  3. Darkling Sea is going on my TBR. Love some good scifi! My Top Ten of the Year

  4. Tragically I haven’t read any of them. But they all look awesome!

    • There are so many more books out there than time! But what is TBR list you’ll never finish but a good life goal? 🙂

      • Hahaha true enough. Too bad we haven’t invented a computer-plug-to-the-brain thingy yet, where you could just upload the book directly into your mind. Probably not as tactile an experience as reading a book, but definitely more efficient!

  5. Carrie says:

    I haven’t read any of these yet lol but I do want to check Brandon Sanderson’s books this next year. My TTT

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