2015 was a very successful year of reading for me! My grand total was 51 books!
Here are my top 10 favorite books of 2015:
1. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven — A book about mental illness and love and so many other things. It absolutely destroyed me. It was a full-out sobbing kind of situation. If you’re up for a book that will tear your heart to pieces, but is ultimately worth the hurt, this may be the book for you.
2. Vicious by V.E. Schwab — Two ordinary college students who decide to risk everything to prove a theory on how to acquire superpowers? Yes, please! Morally grey characters, compelling story, fantastic writing. I see more Victoria Schwab in my future!
3. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini — Loved this one. If you read my book review from earlier 2015, you’ll know how I feel about it. Wonderful and relatable book about mental illness.
4. Crooked House by Agatha Christie — I listened to this on audiobook and absolutely loved it, and I actually preferred it to And Then There Were None. (Both excellent books, though.) Haunting and fascinating. Had me hooked and guessing until the very end.
5. Locke & Key graphic novel series by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (Illustrations) — It’s maybe sort of cheating to put a series in here, but the whole thing is brilliant! And this is coming from a girl who isn’t typically a fan of the horror genre, by the way. Great artwork and a thought-provoking, mysterious, and complex story. It had me on the edge of my seat.
6. Soulless by Gail Carriger — I also wrote a brief review of this book early in the year. This was such a fun read that was recommended to me by a friend as one of her all-time favorite books. I still haven’t read the rest of the series because series are evidently my kryptonite, but I plan to read the rest in the future. Very fun characters and world.
7. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh — So incredibly relatable. It covers topics ranging from depression to adulthood to funny childhood experiences. The quirky drawings only add to the hilarity.
8. Batgirl, Vol 1: The Darkest Reflection by Gail Simone — As one of quite a few comic books I read this year, this one really stood out to me. It’s where my love for Batgirl/Barbara Gordon began. A great beginning to the series. As was probably assumed, I have yet to continue on with the rest, but I will soon!
9. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin — I’ve consistently thought about this book since I read it months ago. A very memorable YA contemporary about a girl trying to piece her life back together.
10. Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson — I was really in the mood for an Austen-esque story when I picked this up, and it totally fit the bill! Sweet love story with lovely characters.
Now, let’s see how I did on following my 2015 reading goals…
- Read 50 books-51/50 😀
- Read 8 classics-Almost! I read 7 🙂 — And Then There Were None, Crooked House, The Witness of the Prosecution and Other Stories, The Man in the Mist, & Jane in Search of a Job–all by Agatha Christie; We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, The Shining by Stephen King
- Reread the Harry Potter series-Completely failed 😦
- Finish 5 series-Only 2 😦 — Eon duology by Alison Goodman and the Locke & Key series by Joe Hill
- Listen to 4 audiobooks-7/4 😀 — The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, all of the Agatha Christie stories, and The Shining by Stephen King