Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy has THE BEST reading lists. I think I first stumbled onto her blog by way of her summer reading guide. She actually posted two “best of” lists for 2015.
I haven’t read any of her nonfiction picks (except for Gretchen Rubin’s new book, which I haven’t finished), but A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and These is My Words win my vote on the fiction list. Most of what I haven’t read will end up on my To Be Read list.
Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom posted her list. She tipped me off to Katharine Reay’s novel, Dear Mr. Knightly. I’m so glad I read that. I’m challenged to be more intentional with my reading and also do a better job of reporting and reviewing.
Next, the list from Erin Odom of the Humbled Homemaker. Finding Spiritual Whitespace and Bird by Bird are 5 star reads. Have you wondered about the buzz surrounding The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up ? It is a good book. I’m just not ready for it right now. Maybe in a year or two.
Emily P. Freeman from Chatting at the Sky posted her list. Lots of good ones on this list too, though I was disappointed with Kate Morton’s The Lake House. Read why here. If you’re looking for a good memoir, check out Wild in the Hollows.
Sarah Wright from The Orthodox Mama read an impressive 121 books in 2015. So, her list of top books had some stiff competition. So many people have raved about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, it’s getting bumped to the top of my TBR list.
Leigh Kramer posted her list. I’ve read a few on Leigh’s list. I’m currently in the middle of Boys in the Boat. Spinster looks intriguing. A few others from this list I’ll be looking into.
I love the story behind 800CEOREAD and I love their book lists. Here’s their short list for 2015. I have not read a single title on this list, and, frankly, this year’s titles don’t look compelling. But, I have confidence in their picks, so I will be checking them out. The top award for the year went to How to Fly a Horse by Kevin Ashton. I just checked it out of the library so I’m about to see what all the fuss is about.
There you go. As if your TBR list wasn’t already too long, here’s some more great reads to keep you going.
What were your favorite reads of 2015?