It's that time of year again! A chill is in the air, snowflakes are falling—no, wait, it's been unseasonably warm in NYC for the past week and a half. But December's almost over, which means it's time to recap my favorite reads of 2015.
A few bits of business up front:
1) This post includes only books I read for the first time in the past calendar year.
2) Wondering where your favorite 2015 debuts are? Since I read so many 2015 debuts as ARCs, a few of them made it onto my Top Ten Reads of 2014 list, which you can check out HERE.
3) At the time of writing this post, I was reading my 114th book of 2015. This has been an unprecedented reading year for me, and who knows if I'll ever get through this many books in a year again! But suffice it to say, it wasn't easy narrowing down my list to ten standout books.
So without further ado, here are my favorite reads of 2015, in chronological order of when I read them:
CONVICTION by Kelly Loy Gilbert (original review HERE)
UNDER A PAINTED SKY by Stacey Lee (original review HERE)
MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera (original review HERE)
I'LL MEET YOU THERE by Heather Demetrios (original review HERE)
THE WALLS AROUND US by Nova Ren Suma (original review HERE)
BONE GAP by Laura Ruby (original review HERE)
THE ROYAL WE by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (original review HERE)
DUMPLIN' by Julie Murphy (original review HERE)
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell (original review HERE)
STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel (original review HERE)
These books made me laugh, cry, and swoon. I fell in love with the characters and marveled at the prose. But you'll notice that in most of those posts linked above, there are other books reviewed as well—and I highly recommend checking all of them out! I read SO MANY wonderful books this year, from debut authors and veterans alike.
And on that note, I'm going to do one last wrap-up post at some point before the end of the year. I've been keeping track of the genre, intended age, and more for all of the books I've read in 2015, and I'm going to make some...*drum roll*...infographics! So if you're into that sort of thing, keep an eye on this space in the coming weeks.
For now, Happy Holidays—and Happy Reading!