As is The Book Pushers tradition you have already seen some Best Of’s lists for 2015 and I am continuing the trend only mine is titled Memorable Reads of 2015 for a couple reasons. First due to “Real Life” my print and digital TBR (To Be Read) piles have grown to gigantic proportions. And then my beloved spreadsheet where I track new releases by month, day etc for 2015 has very few lined out entries meaning my TBP (To Be Purchased) list is in worse shape than my TBR piles combined. As a result of all the anticipated books that I was unable to read I don’t quite feel comfortable saying this is a “Best Of” list, instead, of those books I managed to read which were new to me in 2015 these are my most memorable. If any of you are wondering why particular titles you thought I might enjoy aren’t in this post, it is because they are probably sadly languishing on one of my To Be lists. I will say that I ended 2015 on a positive reading note, adding to my Memorable Reads, and I started 2016 in a good reading position so I have high hopes I will work through my backlog and enjoy what comes out this year as I am accustomed.
You will see some familiar authors, some new authors, and some titles of books published perhaps a few years in the past, but I read them for the first time during 2015, and they stuck with me in a very positive sense. They are arranged alphabetically by author and not in any sort of one was better then the other. Any reviews on the site I have linked to otherwise they are linked to Goodreads for your reference. I hope you enjoy and maybe add some to your To Be lists. **grin** Please feel free to add to my To Be lists.
Aiken, G. A. – Feel the Burn (Dragon Kin #8) Self-centered dragons, “humans” who poke their ego, Gods/Goddesses, magic, war, drama, and laughter.
Andrews, Ilona – Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8), Magic Stars (Kate Daniels #8.5, Grey Wolf #1), Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) these three titles continue Andrews’ streak of appearing on my lists.
Bishop, Anne – Vision in Silver (The Others #3)
Burton, Jaci – Quarterback Draw (Play by Play #9)
Chan, Kylie – White Tiger (Dark Heavens #1) New-to-me discovery I have already recommended to several others.
Dane, Lauren – Opening Up (Ink & Chrome #1), Coming Back (Ink & Chrome #3), Back to You (Hurley Boys #3), At Blade’s Edge (Goddess With a Blade #4) you might need tissues for this one. Her in-laws are most entertaining.
Diener, Michelle – Dark Horse (Class 5 #1) reviewed for Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly Issue #9
Drake, Jocelynn and Elliot, Rinda – Shiver (Unbreakable Bonds #1) Start of an intense m/m series.
Edwards, Hailey – Heir of the Dog (Black Dog #2) included quite a twist.
Estep, Jennifer – Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade #1) Great start to a new YA series.
Galenorn, Yasmine – Autumn Thorns (Whisper Hollows #1) Just added to my already suspicious thoughts about lakes. Great start to a new series.
Gilman, Laura Anne – Silver on the Road (The Devil’s West #1) Unusual take on the American West, reminded me of Westerns I have loved in the past.
Harrison, Thea – Midnight’s Kiss (Elder Races #8), Shadow’s End (Elder Races #9)
Krentz, Jayne Ann – Secret Sisters Romantic Suspense which provided everything I could have asked for.
Laurenston, Shelly – The Unleashing (Call of the Crows #1) crazy women, crazy men, Gods, Goddesses, and trouble brewing.
Pegau, Cathy – Murder on the Last Frontier (Charlotte Brody Mysteries #1) Really loved the setting, the characters, and their struggles.
Scott, M. J. – The Shattered Court (Four Arts #1) So can’t wait for the next one.
Singh, Nalini – Rock Hard (Rock Kiss #2), Shards of Hope (Psy-Changeling #14), Archangel’s Enigma (Guild-Hunter #8)
van Natta, Carol – Overlord Flux (Central Galatic Concordance #1), Minder Rising (Central Galatic Concordance #2) reviewed for