Favorite Books of 2015

While I haven’t totaled up my finished books for the year, I am well over my 52 book goal. I’m not sure if that is a sign of discovering a lot of good books this year or if I just had a lot of time on my hands, but I think I earned my bookworm badge. Here are ten of my favorite books I read this year. Most of these books were courtesy of the library, but a couple of them were sent to me.

Favorite Books of 2015

So many books. So little time. But here are ten of my favorite books of 2015. Do you have a favorite book?

  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg – A fantastic book about how habits are formed and how to change them.
  • Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman – A collection of magical and creepy short stories that showcase the wonder that is Neil Gaiman.
  • Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling – Funny and thought provoking essays from everyone’s favorite down-to-earth star.
  • The Art of Slow Writing by Louise DeSalvo – A beautiful exploration of the writing process brimming with inspiring ideas.
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – In 2044, virtual reality has replaced reality thanks to the OASIS, but the result of a high stakes race will determine the future of gaming and mankind.
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – A slave seeks her freedom and information about the people who destroyed her family while a soldier seeks to escape his family’s military legacy.
  • Shades of Doon by Carey Corp andLorie Langdon – Veronica and Mackenna are swept out of the magical land of Doon and must find their way back to confront the evil witch. (Sent to me by BookLook Bloggers. See my review here.)
  • Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley – Aza is dying, but when she is taken to a new world in the sky, her best friend, Jason, does everything he can to find her and bring her home. (See my review here.)
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer – A cyborg and a mechanic, Cinder’s life is not easy, but when Prince Kai needs her help, Cinder risks everything to save him. (See my review here.)
  • The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason – Thanks to their family names, Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes are called on to investigate the disappearance of society girls in a steampunk London. (Sent to me by Chronicle Books.)

What are your favorite books of 2015?

P.S. Here is last year’s list!

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  1. I read more non-fiction, so you may or may not like this one. However my favorite book of 2015 was “Gorgeously Green” by Sophie Uliano.

  2. I absolutely loved this post! I’ll need to put together a list of books and add a few of these to it! Great list. I hope you have a lovely Christmas. 🙂
    Merry Christmas.

  3. That is amazing you reached your 52 books for the year! I’d really like to try and make it next year–but I came pretty close this year (and we still have at least one week left so maybe I’ll just pick up a bunch of short books? LOL).

    I loved Mindy Kaling’s book, too. Thanks for all the reading recs! Merry Christmas to you, sweet girl!
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  4. It’s *so* helpful to see what others are reading, and also have the input on what they enjoyed, what they they weren’t crazy about. Even though I’m on Goodreads, in many instances I prefer reading reviews on blogs I enjoy.
    My fave this year was ‘A Perfect Heritage’ by Penny Vincenzi, it was a great escape from the daily grind.
    Hope you have a fabulous New Year!
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  5. Magonia is waiting on my iPad at your suggestion, and the Neil Gaiman one looks intriguing. Everyone loves him, but I haven’t loved the books I’ve read. I’m hoping the short stories will be a better read for me.
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  6. I want to read, ” Why Not Me?” ASAP! Kudos to you for surpassing your reading goal!! That’s a lot of books!!
    I started out the year strong, but my reading dwindling during the chaos of life. 🙁
    I’m happy to report my library bag is full, which means I am too.
    Happy Reading in 2016!