Monday, July 9, 2018

TTT - Best Books I've Read This Year (So Far!)

The top 10 weekly meme used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but starting this week, they are handing over the reins to ThatArtsyReaderGirl who can be found HERE.  Each week she will focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading. 

So this week we are sharing our favorite books so far this year.  This might be a tad redundant with my mid-year freak out tag but I still hope you find it interesting.  So here we go!


I'm kind of cheating with "The Outsider" because I just finished it  this July, but even though my review isn't up yet, I absolutely loved it!  "Snowblind" was a book I've been meaning to read for ages and am so glad I finally made time for it this year.


I've made it a point to read some science fiction this year and I really loved "The Prey of Gods" as well as "Outpost."  I can't recommend either enough.


It's just a coincidence that both of my pup faves happened to be Basset Hounds (don't tell Cass and Booker T) but I loved Socrates from "Pawprints & Predicaments" as well as the opinionated Elvis from the Southern Cousins mysteries.


I sort of have a hit-or-miss relationship with thrillers but here are two that were absolute hits for me.  "Into the Back Nowhere" is the continuation of the UNSUB series and "Let Me Lie" was my first Mackintosh read but not my last.


And what's a list without a few great creatures - the giant iguanas from "Jurassic Florida" and a prehistoric shark from "MEG."

So there you have it.  Some of my faves broken down into some of my favorite categories.  Did any of these make your list.



43 comments:

  1. I've only read the last two books but I do have my eye on Snowblind now! I like these blizzard settings and this one sounds creepy. After reading Bark's review, I'll be taking plenty notes to keep everyone straight in my head as I have a poor memory!

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    1. The setting was like a character of its own. I think you might like it.

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  2. AWESOME LIST!!! I need to get to The Outsider and The Meg ASAP!

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  3. Great list! You're making me excited to read The Outsider. I'm really glad to see Outpost here, I feel like we're the only two bloggers who had read it, lol.

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    1. I keep recommending it. Maybe it will catch on. Hope I can get my hands on an arc of the next one!

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  4. That's not cheating if you loved it then it counts simple as that lol. I am glad you've had so many awesome reads!

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  5. I think you have me convinced to read The Outsider! I haven't read Stephen King in years. I enjoyed Let me Lie as well.

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  6. The Prey of Gods does look like an interesting read.

    This is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. I think more people should read it.

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog. I haven't read any of your selections but I always scrutinize people's favorites lists...checking around for gems!

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    1. Yep, it's always fun to find hidden gems!

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  8. Outpost was on Tammy's list too! I really gotta get my hands on a copy of that. :)

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    1. You do. Tammy and I both want more people to love it!

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  9. I've read both your creature stories and loved them. I'll be checking out some of the others.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Summer is such a great time for creature books!

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  10. Looks like we've enjoyed many of the same books. I need to check out some of these I've not read yet.

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  11. I have only read one book from your list, Into the Black Nightmare, which I did enjoy. I am noticing that we don't seem to be reading as many of the same books as we used to. I need to start mixing things up a bit more.

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    1. I think we're both just branching out. And you seem to be reading so much lately (which is awesome). I did just finish The Mermaid and I know you recently read that one - I loved it BTW!

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  12. I've not read a lot of these but I did love the Prey of Gods and I've just read Tammy's review for Jurassic Florida which sounds almost like a fun, over the top, horror - if you can have horror that is fun!
    Lynn :D

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    1. That's a great way to describe it. I have such a soft spot for Hunter Shea's books!

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  13. I just put off posting my mid-year book freak out tag because of this week's TTT because I will be repeating myself a little. Intrigued by The Outsider!

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    1. I did my list in this format so as to not get to repetitive. Can't wait to see your tag!

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  14. Let Me Lie was really good. All Mackintosh's books have been fabulous.

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  15. Great list of good books!! Some on here I need to try still!

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    1. You need to start the Elvis series.

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  16. Ooh Let Me Lie. I need to read some Mackintosh.

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    1. It's one the best thrillers I've read in a long time.

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  17. Elvis! That cover is stupidly cute! I totally agree about Meg Gardiner btw. HAve you tried any of her other books?

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    1. Elvis is so awesome. In between chapters, you sometimes get chapters from Elvis' POV. They're great.

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  18. Wow, all of these are new to me, even the Stephen King! Unexpected turn of events :) I'll have to check them out.

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  19. I love that you chose categories. I still need to read The Outsider. I’m having Stephen King withdrawals.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  20. I have a copy of The Outsider but haven't had a chance to get around to reading it yet. It's reassuring to see that you think so highly of it, though!

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  21. Snowblind and Outpost are lined up for me to read BECAUSE all the fangirling I saw here :)

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  22. "The Pups" both look like a lot of fun!

    How is YOUR pup doing? Is his eye feeling better?

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  23. I haven't read a lot of Stephen King's books - yet - but I do own several of them. Maybe when I get through them, I'll pick up The Outsider as well. :D Especially since a lot of people are raving about it.

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  24. I haven't heard of either of those sci-fi titles but I'm about to go look them up on goodreads! love me some good sci-fi

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