Favorite Reads of 2015, Part 1: Books Published Before 2015

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Finally! It’s time to reveal some of my favorite reads of 2015! ūüėÄ

Last year I almost twice as many books as I did the year before, and a fair number of those books¬†were published before 2015. So, I’m going to share not one¬†year-end Top 10 list, but two!

Today’s will focus on my favorite¬†pre-2015 books I read last year. Each entry will include my reasons for its inclusion on this list and a link to the¬†full review. Also, since I like to keep you all¬†in suspense, the list will go in ascending order, from #10 to #1. ūüėČ Here they are:

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Recent Reads: June 2015

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Welcome to the revamped Recent Reads! As previously mentioned here, I’ve switched to¬†a new book review format to accommodate a change in blogging priorities. Recent Reads will now be a retrospective of¬†the books read over the past month,¬†and will consist of multiple, shorter reviews. Now that I’m reading faster that I used to, I’m hoping this will be a more “economical” way of sharing bookish thoughts. So, in addition to any comments on the individual books, let me know what you think of the new format in the Comments section at the end.

So, onto the books I read last month!

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Stacking The Shelves, Vol. 11: Of Fairies And A Female Knight


Stacking The Shelves is a weekly event hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that shares the books (both physical and virtual) that you recently purchased, borrowed from a fellow reader or the library, won from a giveaway, or received as gifts. Stacking The Shelves will post on Saturdays as new books are added to my shelves.

*Please note that, starting with today’s edition,¬†Stacking The Shelves will feature links to each book’s Goodreads page instead of their Amazon pages. That way, if you’re on Goodreads, you can any of the featured books to your Goodreads shelves.*

Some of you might remember that last fall, I was looking for recommendations for fantasy novels with fairy characters. I’ve been meaning to do some “market research” on such books because¬†the protagonist and other characters from¬†my WIP,¬†The Keeper’s Curse,¬†are¬†Faeries. Something I should have done a lot sooner than Draft #2, but better late than never, right?

So, I finally bought my first batch of fairy novels for market research, as well as another YA fantasy classic I’ve been meaning to get a hold of. And they are…

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