Relz Reviewz Top 10 Reads of 2015

rp_Top-10.jpgThank you, my wonderful readers, for taking time to visit my blog and share your thoughts. Your comments are always such an encouragement and I love the interactions we can have over our mutual love of books, story, and cover art! So looking forward to sharing with you in the new year with more bookish fun. Appreciate you all xo

My little tradition here on the blog is to post my Top 10 reads on the last day of the year. My reading time was severely curtailed this year due to a number of factors, which as you can imagine, frustrated me no end. I’m hoping I can carve out more time in 2016 for reading and writing reviews on my blog.

You will see some familiar names in my list from past years – Ronie Kendig and Tamara Leigh continue to release stellar novels in their specific genres and I can’t get enough of their stories – and also some new names. It wasn’t until I compiled my list that I realised that the majority of the books making my list are indie published – make of that what you will!

In no particular order, here’s my Top 10 list for this year ~ may you enjoy reading it. I’d love for you to link to your Top Reads for 2015 in the comments, or simply share titles you have loved this year.

Have a wonderful New Year, dear friends


Baron of Godsmere & Baron of Emberly by Tamara Leigh


Reviews ~ Baron of Godsmere & Baron of Emberly


Carry Me Home by Dorothy Adamek



Told You So by Kristen Heitzmann

Told You So final



Falcon & Embers by Ronie Kendig


Reviews ~ Falcon & Embers


Sell Out by Tammy L Gray




To Get to You by Joanne Bischof

To Get to You



The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz




The Gifting, The Awakening, & The  Gathering by K. E. Ganshert


Reviews ~ The Gifting & The Awakening


Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen




To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander




Just One Summer by Nicole Deese, Tammy L. Gray, Amy Matayo, & Jenny B. Jones

And I couldn’t resist adding one extra! I’m not a huge fan of novellas but this collection was such a treat and the best collection I’ve read. Given that I’m sweltering in the Australian summer right now, I thought it only fitting to revisit these entrancing stories!



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16 Responses to Relz Reviewz Top 10 Reads of 2015

  1. Thrilled from the tips of my hair to the tips of my toes to have my books appear on your list among so many beautifully talented authors, Rel. Thank you! Happy New Year!!!

  2. Rel – This was such a treat to wake up to! So honored for Riley and gang to be on your list and just smiling afresh that you enjoyed the journey of To Get to You. Love always seeing your lists, reviews and cover reveals to discover new reads and authors. Thanks for being such a bright spot in the writing world!!

  3. I’ve actually read six of these and have five of the other on my to-be-read list. I honestly don’t know that I read more than ten books this year (grrrr), so I’m glad I picked winners. :) These are definitely a great group of books.

  4. Such an honour to be on this list!!! Thank you, Rel! What a joy it’s been to share 2015 with you! So glad Carry Me Home touched your reader heart. Mwaa!!

  5. WOW, Rel!!!! You brought such a giant smile to my face!! So honored to be in such great company! Thank you, friend!

  6. Dear Rel! If you only knew how wonderful your timing is & what this means to me. Thanks for being such a voice for Christian fiction & an inspiration to so many. Very honored & grateful 💜! Thrilled to be among such fine books!

  7. Great list, Rel!!!
    Thank you!

  8. Such a great list! This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischoff was one of my favourite reads this year so I’m looking forward to reading To Get To You!

  9. I love this list! I’ve even read some of them already and looking forward to reading the rest. I just finished reading Baron of Godsmere last night.

  10. I had some of the same favorites on my list as well. It was a good quality year as opposed to quantity. But I definitely agree with you that it would be nice if we could find more time to read again!

  11. I read 29 books this year, and that number still looks way too small for me! I need to hit some of the titles from your list…The Mistress of Tall Acre is definitely on my shelf and one of the next ones I plan to read! Some of my favorites this year were Laura Frantz’ Ballantyne Legacy series, Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund, Waking Beauty by Sarah Morin, and Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles!

  12. Thank you so much, friend. You always bless me and keep me encouraged! What an honor to make your faves list this year! THANK YOU! XOXOXO

  13. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Rel! I can’t wait to read Ronie Kendig’s EMBERS!!!! Thank you for ALL you do in sharing amazing authors!

  14. This blog is a blast. My top reads for 2015 not already on your list include: Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist, Married Till Monday by Denise Hunter, Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden, and Anna’s Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Also- Sway by Amy Matayo because I didn’t read it till 2015. Looking forward to your recommendations for 2016.

  15. So many great reads, and many of these found their way onto my favorites as well. Fabulous list, Rel. As always, I’m anticipating what’s to come for Relz Reviewz in 2016! Wishing you and yours a happy one. :)

  16. I love, love, love your list – and totally agree with your top picks. I’ve already read “To Win Her Favor” and “To Get to You” – and “Baron of Godsmere” – and loved them!!!! I’m currently reading Tamara Leigh’s “Baron of Emberly” and then next up will be “Carry Me Home”. I think 2015 was a “bumper crop” of great books and I’m looking forward to a great harvest for 2016 – – there is certainly a talented field of writers from which to choose – and I thank God for their inspired writing gift.

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