Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. Today’s topic is a favorite-of-2015 list.
I didn’t want to make it into my absolute favorite reads of the year, because I’ll be making a separate post of that without a predefined amount. I don’t want to have to choose a certain amount, just pick out the most memorable ones to me. So instead, I chose the favorite books of 2015 written by a male author. Also, while I made this list, I noticed that I read a lot of books by female authors… I should branch out more.
The Martian by Andy Weir // I’ve mentioned this book several times before so I’ll be brief. This book is captivating, hilarious and so intriguing. Go read it.
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles #1) by Patrick Rothfuss // Again, I’ve mentioned this a lot, and I don’t think there are many people out there who don’t recognize this book or author. Epic fantasy tale that’s definitely worth picking up -even though it’s not the easiest to read.
Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard #2) by Scott Lynch // I have nothing but love for Scott Lynch’s writing. This series is one of my all-time favorites and book #2 was definitely no disappointment. Heists, cons, thieves, pirates and cats. That’s my summation of this book.
Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard #3) by Scott Lynch // Yes, I am featuring this author and series twice. No, I don’t feel bad about it. Again, book #3, while being really different, was amazing too. Here, you have a dual timeline -AND YOU MEET SABETHA. Finally.
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson // Brandon Sanderson is the king of fantasy. Or the emperor? I haven’t decided yet. His books are so epic, the world-building is always amazing yet they are so easy to read. Not heavy and easy to grasp. I would really recommend Warbreaker, it’s such a unique story.
Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations #1-2) by Michael J. Sullivan // Like I said last week, I can’t believe I only started this series this year. It started my love for his writing, and I have continued on reading both of his Riyria series. I would REALLY recommend his books.
The Rose and the Thorn (Riyria Chronicles #2) by Michael J. Sullivan // From the Chronicles, this is my favorite book so far (not counting the Death of Dulgath, as I haven’t read that). You really get to know more about Gwen and her girls, as well as Royce and Hadrian in the beginning. It’s so interesting because you can really see the character development between this series (the prequels) and the Revelations series mentioned above.
Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie // I actually really liked this book. It was different than I expected it to be, but pleasantly so. I haven’t continued on (no clue as to why) but I should really do so soon. It was also my first Joe Abercrombie book.
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg // A non-fiction book thrown in the mix! I read this in November, and highly enjoyed it. I’ve never really considered my habits before, but I do think I’m (much) more conscious of them now. Very interesting read!
Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan // Of course, there had to be a Rick Riordan book on here. As I’m writing this, this is the only Riordan book I’ve read this year. That’s right, I haven’t read Magnus Chase. I’m so sorry. I REALLY want to, I just haven’t bought it yet…
Those are my picks for this week! Have you read any of these books? Do you have any recommendations for male authors? Feel free to leave a link to your TTT, so I can see more favorites-lists.