Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at The Broke and the Bookish! I have been trying to restrain my book buying this year, yet I seem to have come upon an awful lot of new releases! It's been great looking back through the amazing books I've read so far this year and I am excited for the releases the rest of the year will bring! These are in no particular order.
1) Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
This was my first Ruta Sepetys read and I was blown away. She took a historical event that is sadly not well known or talked about and made it the only think I could think about for a long time after finishing this book. I will definitely be reading more by her.
2) Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas
I have always enjoyed Lisa Kleypas's books - her Wallflowers series is one of my favourite historical romance series - but I didn't expect to love this as much as I did. I nearly went into a reading slump after reading this.
3) The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters
Cat Winters never fails. Every time I pick up one of her books I am transported - this was amazing.
4) The Vatican Princess by C. W. Gortner
I read this book in Italy which made it that much more real - but I would have loved this no matter what. Lucrezia Borgia is such a fascinating person and C.W. Gortner is an amazing author.
5) Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
I won't lie - I didn't love this as much as I loved The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices but I did really enjoy it - it was one of my most anticipated books of the year.
6) Imprudence by Gail Carriger
I had a permanent smile on my face throughout this book. Gail Carriger is such a great writer and her humour is perfect.
7) Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
This book is so important. Like a lot of people I liked A Thousand Nights but didn't love it so I wasn't sure what I'd feel about this book but it was so brilliantly written with amazing characters.
8) These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas
This book lived up to its promise which was - X-Men meets Jane Austen. What more could I ever ask for.
9) Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
I was excited for this book from the moment I heard about it and it absolutely did not let me down.
10) Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey
God I loved this book! It was so very, very good and I am very excited for more from Cindy Anstey.