Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. There is a new subject each week and this week's topic is "Top 10 Resolutions for 2015"
My resolutions for 2o15:
Get fit--try to exercise every day or move more (with the help of my Fitbit and #FitReaders!)
Eat healthier--Eat less prepackaged and processed foods
Learn how to cook more healthy meals
Cut back on coffee shop drinks
Be wiser about how I spend my money (no more daily trips to the coffee shop!)
My bookish resolutions for 2015:
Be more selective in books I request for review
Try to catch up on writing reviews
Read a classic
Read more library books
Read more books I want to read as opposed to those I have to review
End of Year Book Survey
I love participating in this annual survey created by Jamie at Perpetual Page-Turner
Number of books I read: 142
Number of rereads: 17
Genre I read the most from: a tie for 30 each in historical, fantasy and young adult
Best book I read in 2015:
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Book I was excited about and thought I was going to love more but didn't:
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan and Soundless by Richelle Mead
Best series I started in 2015?
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine and The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace
The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski and Invaded by Melissa Landers
Best series ender?
Winter by Marissa Meyer and The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
Favorite new author I discovered in 2015?
Best book in a genre I don't typically read?
Invaded by Melissa Landers. I think YA science fiction is not so scary to me anymore. Also The Rearranged Life by Annika Sharma because I don't usually read New Adult but I really liked this one.
Most action packed/unputdownable book of the year?
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Favorite cover of a book read in 2015?
So many great covers but these are some of my favorites.
Most memorable character(s) of 2015?
Willowdean Dixon a.k.a. Dumplin', Ove from A Man Called Ove and Odette from The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat
Most beautifully written book?
Flame Tree Road by Shona Patel and The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Most thought-provoking book of 2015?
A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern and When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi
Book I can't believe I waited till 2015 to read?
Still Alice by Lisa Genova and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Best 2015 debut I read?
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert, The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace and The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Best worldbuilding/vivid setting?
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine, Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Book that put a smile on my face/was the most fun to read?
The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
Book that made me cry/nearly cry?
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, Still Alice by Lisa Genova and Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova
Hidden gem of the year?
Not technically published in 2015 but The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore and A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Book that crushed my soul?
All the Rage by Courtney Summers, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and Still Alice by Lisa Genova