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TTT: Best Reads of 2015 So Far


This Week's Topic: Books I've Read So Far in 2015

Audacity by Melanie Chowder
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby


Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios


Jinx's Fire by Sage Blackwood
Listen Slowly by Thanhha Lai


Once Upon a Rose by Laura Florand
Party Lines by Emma Barry


The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
Uprooted by Naomi Novik

What are some of your favorite reads of the year so far?

Comments

Brenda said…
I've seen Uprooted on a few lists today, and I own this, so I must get to this soon. It sounds wonderful. Brenda @ Log Cabin Library
Anonymous said…
We have I'll Meet You There, Once Upon a Rose and Uprooted in common! And I have Bone Gap and Cuckoo Song in my TBR pile. Maybe I should bump them up.
Unknown said…
I'll Meet You There! <3 I read that one last year and fell in love with it. It was one of my top reads of 2014. *sigh*

I'm intrigued by the Emma Barry series. I'm always looking for GOOD books set in DC in genres I enjoy. Excuse me while I go run off to Goodreads...

My TTT!
Nice picks. Your list is filled with books I am really excited to read, so I am happy to here you enjoyed them all. I'll Meet You There made my list too. I really enjoyed that book, although I am still a little torn over what I want to actually rate it. Here's my TTT.
Brandy said…
I think you will really like Bone Gap.

And high fives you for your good taste. :)
Brandy said…
The Emma Barry series is SO GOOD. I love political stuff though so it was like they were written especially for me.
Brandy said…
I love the realism in I'll Meet You There and we really don't have enough YA that deals with people living in poverty and what that looks like.
Anonymous said…
A lot of your were on my extended list, and of course Uprooted and Bone Gap made it on my top 10.

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