Top 15 Books I Want to Read in 2015

After a long week of exams, I finally got some reading done for the first time this year. A goal for me this year is to minimize my TBR pile (books I have sitting unread on my shelves). I did a post last year listing all the books I’ve bought but haven’t read yet (though it’s no longer up to date). I’ve knocked a few off, but here are 15 I really want to get to in 2015.

1. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
3rd book in the Throne of Glass series. I actually just finished this one today at 3 am, but this was my top 2014 release to read in 2015. I’ve been with the YA fantasy series since the beginning and this installment was FANTASTIC. I’m contemplating writing a review. | Goodreads

2. Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
3rd book in the His Fair Assassin trilogy. Each book follows a different character, each a female assassin/nun/daughter of Death. Another series I’ve been with from the beginning, and this installment was highly anticipated. I can’t wait to devour it. | Goodreads

3. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
5th and final book in The Mortal Instruments series. I picked this YA urban fantasy series back up last year and am thrilled that I did. Because this book is a monster- over 700 pages long- I’ve put it off until I can sit down for a day and read it straight through. | Goodreads

4. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
This is another big book I didn’t finish in 2014. I bought it for book club (the unabridged version) in November but only read around 70 pages. I love it so far; it’s a classic set in France revolving around mystery and complex subplots. | Goodreads

5. The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, & Maureen Johnson
This is a collection of eleven short stories- originally published as novellas- detailing the backstory of TMI and TID character, Magnus Bane. My mom bought me a signed copy for Christmas and I can’t wait to read it! | Goodreads

6. Cress by Marissa Meyer
3rd book in the Lunar Chronicles quartet. I bought this when it released last February and it’s been sitting on my shelf ever since, patiently waiting for me to pick it up. The series follows a string of characters and plots in a sci-fi retelling of several fairy tales. I read the first book, Cinder, when it came out in 2012. The last book, plus a prequel, release early this year so I hope to get to this one soon. | Goodreads

7.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I started this book in the summer between 7th and 8th grade. I didn’t know nearly as much about the Holocaust and World War II then, nor did I know that the novel is narrated by Death. I read 26 pages before giving up. Since taking History of the Holocaust as a sophomore, I’ve wanted to finish this novel. And in 2015, I’m going to finally do so. | Goodreads

8. Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan
I’ve been reading this collection of myths told from Percy’s perspective almost every night since the new year began. It’s beautifully illustrated, humorous, and I’ve surprisingly learned new things about Greek myths that I’d never heard of before. I think I’ll be finished with this one soon. | Goodreads

9. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
2nd book in the Mara Dyer trilogy. I read the first book of this eery paranormal series over Thanksgiving break in 2013 and the third book released at the end of 2014. I’ve been meaning to get to this one for ages because I need more Noah Shaw… and answers. | Goodreads

10. The Offering by Kimberly Derting
3rd book in The Pledge trilogy. I absolutely loved the first two books in this dystopian fantasy series. I started the third installment last year soon after it released, but I couldn’t get into it. I’d found that a year after the second book, I didn’t care much anymore and I was bored. I want to give it another try this year, especially after adoring the first two parts of the trilogy. | Goodreads

11. Evertrue by Brodi Ashton
3rd book in the Everneath trilogy. I bought it when it released last January. This paranormal trilogy has elements of Greek mythology weaved into it and I really want to finish it up. I can’t wait to find out what happens after the second book’s cliff hanger. | Goodreads

12. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
I bought this adult historical fiction novel a long time ago. I don’t read many adult novels, but in 2015 I’d like to expand my horizons in that aspect, starting with this one. Then I can finally watch the movie! | Goodreads

13. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
1st book in The Hybrid Chronicles. I bought it at the end of 2012 due to its gorgeous cover and a recommendation and I just haven’t desired to read it since. But it’s been long enough and it’s finally time to give this dystopian novel centered around twins a shot. | Goodreads

14. Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
1st book in the Goddess War series. I bought it at the end of 2013 on a whim because of its premise. I love Greek mythology and I thought this book sounded different and interesting. However, it didn’t get the greatest reviews and I decided it wasn’t worth prioritizing. Now I’d like to see for myself, especially since the sequel released last year. | Goodreads

15. God Loves Ugly by Christa Black
I got this book at a Christian conference as a freshman. Christa was a speaker and her story was so raw and inspiring that I wanted to read it for myself. I don’t know where I stand in terms of faith and religion, but I can relate to some of the author’s struggles. I want to finally sit down and read this book sometime in 2015. | Goodreads

If I read all 15 of these books in 2015 I’ll be very happy with myself, not to mention proud. It’s time to get reading!

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