Top 10 Books of 2015 (via Book Smugglers)

28 Jan

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.09.10 PMDo you enjoy reading as much as I do? More? If you’ve visited my Goodreads page, you know what I tend to like the most. So when I found The Book Smugglers website with their focus on SF, Fantasy, YA and even Middle Grade fiction, I added it to my worpress “Reader.”

Most of these books I’d never heard of, but I thought a few of you might enjoy seeing what’s out there as well. Here are some of Book Smugglers’ picks for 2015.Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.17.14 PM


2015 is by far the best reading year since we started The Book Smugglers and for the first time the average rate actually matches this impression with a whopping 7.35 average. Further, this is also the year with the most books given a perfect 10 – SEVEN.

Sorcerer to the Crown is possibly the most delightful book of 2015. A book that is in conversation with feminism, topical issues within SFF, racism and colonialism at the same time that pays homage to regency romance with a charming couple of protagonists and a main female character – Prunella Gentleman – that I want to be friends with. Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.18.14 PM

Fairytales, history and female friendship are the central focus of this novel. Uprooted is fantastic because it uproots (sorry) its own world: it delves into the origins of storytelling, using the foundation of fairytales to tell a story that is at once familiar and comforting as well as subversive and progressive. And extremely beautiful, hilarious, romantic, clever and sexy.Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.18.56 PM

The Archivist Wasp…A novel of post-apocalypse, with ghosts and supersoldiers, about friendship, agency and revolution with an ending that Mad-Max-Fury-Roads like a boss. This book is spectacular.Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.26.08 PM

…The Fifth Season A pre/post/apocalyptic fable about remembrance and vengeance and the lives and worlds that are shattered in the wake of extreme power, The Fifth Season is ambitious, non-linear, and breathtaking in scope.


The Smugglers also have a big list of honorable mentions including many they read this year but which debuted in the past.

See the rest here.

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