Highly Anticipated Reads of 2015

Welcome to 2015, lovely readers! Can you believe I’ve managed to blog for 3 years now? Feels like yesterday that I wrote my first post, not knowing what the hell I was doing. I’ve learned and grown a lot since then, and I’m grateful to have a handful of people in this world who actually read my posts. Thanks for reading. You’re all wonderful. xx

Now, as I promised from my favorite reads of 2014 blog post, I wanted to share what’s on my 2015 to-read list. I’m just sharing my top reads, but this list is not exhaustive by any means. If you are curious and want to know what I plan on reading in 2015 (the ever-growing list), then just click HERE to view it on Goodreads. (And if we’re not Goodreads friends yet, then by all means, please send me a friend request!)

What books will you read in 2015?

What books will you read in 2015?

Okay, here we go. My highly anticipated reads of 2015:

On Writing by Stephen King

Just got this book from Amazon last month. It will be my first Stephen King read, actually. Though, I’m sure I’ll finally pick up one of his other famous works some time this year.

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

I’ve seen the movies, but have yet to read the book. Looking forward to this, as it’s less daunting than…

…The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

I tried to read this before—perhaps 5 or 6 years ago. And at the time, I just couldn’t do it. But now, as a reader, I’m in such a different place. I think this is my year to finally tackle this book. I know I’m going to love it, but I also know it’s not light reading in any sense.

Throne of Glass book 4 By Sarah J. Maas

Last year, I became such a huge Maas fan! Seriously, I can’t sing her praises enough with her Throne of Glass series. It’s just brilliant and amazing and everything that epic fantasy should be. I’m hoping to get an ARC through NetGalley this year.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

And, since I’m such a big Maas fan, I’m looking forward to her new series that is also due to begin this year. This woman has captured my reader’s heart.

The Fallen Part 2 by Robin Woods

My dear friend and writer in crime is going to release her 6th book this year! Woohoo! I have had the pleasure of reading the majority of this book already—as a beta reader—but have yet to know the final ending. I can’t wait to see what Woods has in store for this sure to be epic ending.

Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

I suppose this is my year to get on several fandom buses I’ve been flirting with for the past few years. I guess I’ve put off this series only because I know I’m going to be obsessed with it, and I truly need to read it during a time of my life when I actually have time to be devoted. I’m hoping to tackle it in the first half of this year—the first book, at least.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

I began reading a few Austen books a while ago, but never got through the whole collection. I think it’s time I added more of her books to my “conquered” book list.

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Same as my sentiments above. ^

The Bourne Trilogy by Robert Ludlum

I started book one and was loving it, but there’s so much detail—so much going on. At the time, I was having a crappy year, so I stopped reading it because I lost patience. But, Ludlum was such a gifted writer, and I did enjoy what I had read. So, I will attempt to get through the whole series this year.

Wool by Hugh Howie

This one is loaded onto my kindle already, but I’ve been saving it. I want to see what all the fuss is about—why this guy is basically a self-made millionaire via self-publishing. Perhaps I can crack the code if I read this. Or, perhaps I’ll just be reading a great book that lots of people love. Or both. You never know, after all. 🙂

Pendragon by Stephen R. Lawhead

Lawhead is responsible for my early onset love affair of epic historical fantasy fiction. The guy is a genius. Seriously. I read the first 3 books of his Pendragon Cycle (Taliesin, Merlin, & Arthur) when I was just a bebe at age 14. I could NOT put down those books! In fact, you want to know what I got in trouble for when I was in junior high? For staying up reading until 2am with a flashlight. Not much has changed, except that I don’t use a flashlight anymore and I don’t get in trouble because I’m 30. Ha.
Anyways, I digress. Pendragon is book 4 of the series, and I believe there are 2 more books after it. It’s amazing, epic, delicious storytelling of the famous and legendary King Arthur. I know I’m going to love it.

The Mummy by Anne Rice

I finally read an Anne Rice novel last year: Interview with the Vampire. I enjoyed it, but it was very stuffy with prose. Beautiful prose, but the book took me quite some time to get through. However, I understand the brilliance of Rice’s writing, so I finished the book and gave it 5 stars. Just because it isn’t my current genre obsession doesn’t mean I am unable to identify a good book when I read one. So, I’m going to try The Mummy—both my sister and my dad said it was excellent—and I’ll give something else by Rice a chance.

The Empathic Civilization by Jeremy Rifkin

This one is going to be a LONG read. The book itself is perfect in size and weight to chuck at someone you really despise. Concussion inducing for SURE. But that’s not why I bought it. (No, really, I bought it to read it.) This is a book, or rather a manifesto, about “thinking globally, but acting locally” as the synopsis puts it. This will probably be a read in which I highlight a lot and take breaks to process what I’ve read. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to seeing what Rifkin has to say about why humanity falls short when it comes to true progression in regards to “refashioning human consciousness.” (Did I bore you yet?)
Well, I’m sure I’ll get through all of these books and more. I did, after all, set another lofty reading goal this year at 100 books. I’m already 3 deep, so my progression is hopeful thus far.
How about you? What do you plan on reading in 2015?
Some of my "to-read" books for 2015.

Some of my “to-read” books for 2015.