“but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”
― Jane Austen
This past year, I felt like I read very few books. Unusual for me, but I guess natural with all I had going on in my life. So this year, with an almost 3-year old and a new baby arriving halfway through the year, I decided to shoot to read 30 books this year – enough to keep me in the habit of reading (and to prevent me from falling too far behind on books by my favorite authors!) but also a high enough number so that I couldn’t slack off.
I came close, but didn’t reach my goal. My reading definitely in the latter part f the year, as we traveled and entertained more. I didn’t review everything I read this year (see here for reviews from this year, the most recent first), but I did track it. If you’re interested, you can check out that list here.
So, without further ado, I give you some of my favorite books that I read this year (in the order in which I read them).
Labyrinth (by Kate Mosse) – I actually just barely finished this one in 2014, but blogged it in 2015, so I’m going to count it. I enjoyed the story, the blend of two story-lines, one past, one present. There was a little history, a little mystery and suspense, and a little magic. It had something for everyone.
Snitch (by Brooker T Mattison) – A quick suspense novel that stands out from others in the genre for it’s poetic prose and depth of characters.
The Rosie Project (by Graeme Simsion) – A light fictional novel about a socially awkward genetics professor and his search to find the perfect wife. It’s sequel, The Rosie Effect was a little disappointing (although it could have been my frame of mind), but The Rosie Project definitely ranked up there in my top books of the year.
Daughter of Smoke & Bones Trilogy (by Laini Taylor) – A young adult/fantasy series, I was hooked pretty quickly. The trilogy has a little bit of everything – angels, monsters, and humans; love and war; dark and serious characters and others that are more relaxed, funny, and witty. I flew through this set of books and definitely had a hard time putting them down.
What were your favorite books of 2015?
Is there anything you’d recommend that I check out?