Thursday, December 31, 2015

Favorite Books of 2015

Well, happy last day of 2015.  I didn't meet my reading goal for the year, but that was somewhat expected.  Babies really change your priorities when it comes to free time.  Like, should I read a few chapters before I go to sleep?  No.  Kid could wake up at any moment!  Sleep while you can!

I did manage to read 40 books this year.  And let's be honest, if I wanted to cheat, I would just add all the kid books I read and I would get like 100+.  If we count re-reads, probably thousands!  And I think we can all agree about the literary value of Dr. Seuss.  I might have to write a separate post about favorite kid books!

Anyway, what are we even talking about?  Right, my favorite books of the year!  Out of 40, I rated 10 of them as 5 stars.  That's pretty good, or I'm not a very discriminating critic.  Either way, I'm happy with it.  I'm narrowing it down to my top 5, just because I do what I want.

In no particular order:

  • We Were Liars - an unreliable narrator keeps you guessing as this mystery unfolds.  It was definitely a book I couldn't put down.  (my review here)
  • The Girl on the Train - this was another one I couldn't put down. I just had to know what was going to happen!   (my review here)
  • Modern Romance  - very interesting and funny.  Mostly made me really happy I got married before dating got so complicated. (my review here)
  • The Martian - cool concept, well-written.  Sciency without being off-putting.  I still need to see the movie (my review here)
  • Why Not Me?  - I kind of want to be best friends with Mindy Kaling.  This book was just as funny as her previous one.  I am a little mad at her TV show though, because some of the new episodes make me cry. (my review here)

Did you read anything good in 2015?  Let me know and I will add it to my to-read list, which is completely out of control.  At this rate, it would take me 6 years to get through it, and that's if I stop adding things!

Happy New Year's Eve!  Stay safe tonight and have fun!


  1. I loved We Were Liars and the Girl on the Train- so good! I've always wanted to read Mindy's books, but never have gotten to them, I'll need to make time!

  2. I loved The Martian and Girl on the Train too! The others are still on my to-read list!

  3. I love a year recap in book form! And 40 books is great, considering the baby business :) For some reason I just couldn't get into We Were Liars that much. But I did devour Girl on the Train and loved Mindy's new book too. Definitely interested in checking out The Martian as a few bloggy friends have recommended it lately.

  4. Wow, I actually read almost 4/5 of these! Great choices- definitely several in here I couldn't put down. Happy New Year, Andi! Hope you are doing well!!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  5. I checked out the audiobook version of The Girl on the Train but I couldn't for the life of me get into it. I think the person reading it had a voice that was just not very engaging, so I'm going to check out the paperback copy from the library and actually read it. I'm really fascinated by the premise so I really want to read it!