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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2015

What a year it has been! Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week I’m counting down the top ten books I read in 2015 (not including the books I included in my previous Top Ten of 2015 list from June). All covers from Goodreads.

1. Night Film by Marisha Pessl


On a previous TTT I wished to find another book in a similar vein to House of Leaves. That wish came true when I found Night Film!

2. Malus Domestica by S.A. Hunt

Malus Domestica - book cover from Goodreads

I’ve already included this book on so many previous posts, but only because it’s one of the best dark fantasy books I’ve read recently.

3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


I took a chance on something outside of my usual perusals with Gone Girl and was extremely pleased. Flynn and Pessl have taught me a thing or two about pacing.

4. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson


This book explores the all too common occurrence of public shaming (sometimes over minor incidents) that occurs in today’s rapid pace world and the accompanying schadenfreude. An interesting phenomena for a Psychology geek like myself.

5. The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero


After seeing and becoming mildly obsessed with the film The Room, I was eager to learn more about the wacky story behind its production. The story behind The Room is almost as entertaining as the film itself.

6. The Conspiracy Against the Human Race by Thomas Ligotti


If you’re looking for a light, feel good read, look elsewhere. But if you want something that will make you really think about your perception of yourself, look no further.

7. A Writer’s Guide to Persistence by Jordan E. Rosenfeld


One of my proudest accomplishments this year has been building my writing practice. This book is a prime example of a writing guide that is inspirational while remaining practical, helping to reinvigorate my stamina and overcome those inevitable speed bumps.


What are your favorite reads from 2015?


    • Zed Amadeo

      It was great! I’m glad I knew basically nothing about the novel before I read it. Made the story that much more surprising. I still haven’t seen the movie, though.

  1. Sebastian

    I have to admit I didn’t really enjoy GONE GIRL that much because I absolutely HATED the characters (which is what readers are probably supposed to do^^) but I was also pretty disappointed by the ending because it seemed a bit over the top to me. But I definitely want to watch the movie some day!

    I read NIGHT FILM last year, too, and even though it was a buddy read and none of my co-readers really liked it I enjoyed it A LOT and was pretty intrigued by it 🙂

    • Zed Amadeo

      I think that’s an understandable reaction to the characters since I wouldn’t exactly want to be friends with any of them in real life. I too want to watch the movie since I’ve heard great things about it. I thought Night Film was amazing. I’ve read some pretty mixed reviews about it though – people either seemed to have been blown away by it or they found it too gimmicky. It’s easy to tell which camp I fell into! It was apparently optioned for a movie, but I haven’t seen any updates on its production, so it’s probably not gonna happen 🙁

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