Top Ten Books I’m Thankful I Read This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a blog prompt created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This year I have come to realize that having a blog and an entire Instagram account that is book-related causes you to read more and try to push through those terrible reading slumps. I have almost met my GoodReads 2015 challenge that I set for myself and I’ve read a lot of books that I might not have if it wasn’t for other people recommending them to me through social media.

 So here are the top ten books I’m thankful I read this year.


1.To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

This was one of the first books I read this year, and I hadn’t even heard of Jenny Han before I read it. Once I finished this one, I pretty much bought and read every other Jenny Han book I could get my hands on. You can read my review of this book here.

2. The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

I won this book on a Twitter giveaway and it was actually a while before I picked it up. I read this book aloud to my sister and even though it’s nearly 500 pages we finished it in a few weeks.

3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

When I see books about books I have to read them and this one was no exception. Guy was an interesting character that just wanted to learn more about himself and the world around him. Although this book had a kind of unresolved ending I am thankful I read it.

4. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

I have read a lot of Lemony Snicket books since I was young, but this was the first book I read by Daniel Handler. Min was a really relatable character and I felt that this was one of the most true-to-life books I read this year.

5. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

I have been reading the Miss Peregrine series since the first book came out in 2011, and it’s bittersweet that this is the last book in that series. Library of Souls was such an amazing conclusion to story of Miss Peregrine and the peculiar children.



6. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl is the first book I read by the amazing Rainbow Rowell. Soon after I finished reading Fangirl, I got both Attachments and Landline from my local library. Fangirl is another book that I felt was incredibly true-to-life. You can read my review here.

7. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I read this book to get back to the classics. Ever since I joined the book community online, I have been reading a lot more contemporary novels, rather than books I might read without any outside influence. I really enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to reading even more classics in the future.

8. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

I read this book because my mother recommended it to me and can’t believe that I ever worry about not liking her recs. Like I said: I’ve never met a book about books that I didn’t like. And now I want to read Tamerlane and all of Gabrielle Zevin’s books.

9. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This book is one of the most moving and heart-rending YA novels I have ever read. This is a book that I always recommend and that I definitely want to read again.

10. Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown

Golden Son came out in January and it was one of my most anticipated 2015 releases. I read the amazing Red Rising last March and Golden Son was just as incredible, if not better. Pierce Brown is an amazing author and I can’t wait for Morning Star to come out. Read my review here.

Thanks for reading and happy Thanksgiving.



Rebekah Rendon

I am an 18 year old university student and an avid reader from New Mexico, USA. I love to buy books, wear out my library card, and wear out my eyes reading. I am a reader, a writer, a baker, a photographer, a pianist, a Ravenclaw, a Whovian, a Christian, and an avid television watcher. I am a fan of most genres, though I tend to stick to fiction. If you found your way to my blog I hope that you too like to read and that you find my reviews and other posts informative.
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3 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I’m Thankful I Read This Year

  1. Samantha says:

    I love F451! My students are reading it now and I love talking about it with them. And yes, the end is a bit abrupt, but it wouldn’t be a Ray Bradbury book if it wasn’t!

  2. Kennedy says:

    Hey Beks, where is the link that you got the GoodReads 2015 challenge from? Or is it mentioned somewhere on your blog? Just because I have been trying to determine a reading challenge for myself by the end of the month. Thanks! And if you still have my numero, just drop me a text if that is easier.

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