Thursday, December 31, 2015

Best Of 2015

I'm not sure how other people go about determining the best books they've read in a year.  My method is completely unscientific.  I look through my book journal, and make a list of books I loved.  Strangely, this does not always mirror my five star books on Goodreads.  Sometimes time away from a certain book makes it grow fonder in my memory, or the opposite may also happen.

And I can't seem to limit myself to just 10 books that I loved in a year.  I read somewhere around 200 books each year, and picking just 10 amazing books is nearly impossible. 

Here's what I read and loved in 2015:


The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy

The Orpheus Clock by Simon Goodman

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Adult Fiction

The Martian by Andy Weir

Girl at War by Sara Novic

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Admissions by Meg Mitchell Moore

We Never Asked For Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Longest Night by Andria Williams

Tween/Young Adult:

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt

The Paper Cowboy by Kristin Levine

Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin

Fish In a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

I'm enjoying looking through everyone else's "best" lists and am adding things to my always growing TBR piles and lists.  I can't wait to snuggle up with a good book tonight (party animal that I am) and ring in 2016. 

Happy New Year to you all!

1 comment:

Kay said...

I think it's amazing that you read 200 books a year. Truly. My list overlaps with yours a bit. Being Mortal, The Kind Worth Killing, The Royal We. And I also read The Admissions. Several others are ones I own. So many lovely books.

I'm another party animal. Hubby and I were trying to see if our favorite Mexican food place will be open around 5PM for dinner. LOL

Happy New Year!