Monday, January 11, 2016

My Favorite Six Reads of 2015

Whether I'm chilling on a beach in Mexico, or snuggled in my bed with a cat or two at home, books are pretty much another appendage for me. I devoured a lot of books this year, and although I wanted to be clever and have my five favorite reads of 2015, I just couldn't think of one to leave out. Think of it as five books, plus one for good luck in 2016. 

The Whisper by Aaron Starmer (Fiction)
Aaron's imagination never ceases to amaze me and I can't give any more away than that or it ruins the surprises.  I will be sad when the Riverman Trilogy wraps up this March, but I still can't wait to read the third book. 

I loved, loved, loved this book. It will continue to be one of my favorite travel books of all time. Rachel's insights, combined with her humor, makes this a fun, inspiring read. It often made me wish I could go back and have an in my twenties do over.

Counting by 7's by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Fiction)
I wasn't sure about this one at first.  It starts out very depressing and towards the end there was a moment when I started sobbing. Anything with a cat gets the water works going, but it was worth sticking it out. It's not so much about a main character as much as it is about an ensemble of characters and how people's lives sometimes get unexpectedly woven together and what the outcome of that can be. 

Scarlet - Second book in the Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer (Science Fiction)
A Cyborg, a kick ass independent girl, a guy named Wolf, a handsome Prince, and an evil Queen, do you need anything more? Maybe a space ship, they're pretty cool too. 

The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane Von Furstenberg (Autobiography) 
Because it is always a good idea to get advice and life lessons from an independent, passionate, intelligent lady. She is amazing. 

Jackaby - Book 1, by William Ritter (Fiction)
Sherlock Holmes with a touch of The Doctor's personality teams up with an intelligent, spunky teenage girl to solve supernatural crimes. Also they live with a ghost and a duck named Douglas.This book made me smile the whole way through. I think Abigail Rook was the character who was most like me out of all of the books I read this year. 

I already finished one great book in 2016. I guess I'll have to wait until the end of the year to see if it makes next year's list. 

1 comment:

  1. Finally got Scarlet! Trying to decide if I should just stock up on all of them and binge :)