My Top Reads of 2015

Happy New Year, everyone! Today I’m posting my top reads in 2015. I narrowed it down to 12, in no specific order:

  1. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  2. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  3. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  4. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  5. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  6. How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
  7. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
  8. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed edited by Meghan Daum
  9. Redeployment by Phil Klay
  10. Us by David Nicholls
  11. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  12. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

And because I always need a few honorary mentions: Plainsong by Kent Haruf, Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi, Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood, Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer and The Martian by Andy Weir

Here’s to a fantastic 2016, one that’s full of good reads and literary adventures.

  16 comments for “My Top Reads of 2015

  1. December 31, 2015 at 11:18 am

    A good list! I didn’t like Station Eleven as much as everyone else seemed to like it. Americanah was great and I need to read A Tale for the time being

    • January 3, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Sorry to hear Station Eleven didn’t work as well for you. It’s hard for most books to live up to a lot of hype, and I think it was definitely not what people were expecting from a post-apocalypse story.

      • January 3, 2016 at 11:53 am

        I did like it just not as much as I thought I would. I think I have it 3.5 stars which is pretty good for me.

  2. December 31, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Americanah is a wonderful novel isn’t it? Im reading a short story collection by her at the moment and though I don’t love short stories usually, I do love these. Caitlin Morgan however is someone whose book I could not abide. Maybe because I was brought up in the generation of Germain Greer I find Morgan just a bit so what

    • January 3, 2016 at 11:49 am

      I can see Caitlin Moran as a love it or hate-it kind of book. Sorry it didn’t work for you! I’ll check out Adichie’s short stories.

  3. December 31, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Good list. I have only read Flight Behavior but am familiar with Station Eleven.

    Happy New Year!!

    Happy Reading in 2016!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog

    • January 3, 2016 at 11:51 am

      Thanks for commenting and happy 2016! Hope it’s a great year for reading and everything else!

  4. January 1, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Loved Americanah too and it was in my top 10 in 2014. You obviously had a great reading month with such a strong top reading list. I wish you more good reading ion 2016!

    • January 3, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Thanks for commenting! It was a very good reading year. I think 2016 will be tougher, I have a lot more time commitments.

      • January 3, 2016 at 2:15 pm

        That always seems to happen to me as well but I never know exactly when. 😦

  5. January 2, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Happy New Year!!! ‘Furiously Happy’ was definitely one of the best books I read this year, too. And some of your other picks have been guilt-tripping me from my TBR list for a while, haha.

  6. January 2, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Great list. A Tale for the Time Being was #1 on my 2013 list! Amazing book.

    • January 3, 2016 at 11:45 am

      I’m glad you liked it too! Not too many people have read that book.

  7. January 4, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I want to read “Us” so bad… I need to get my hands on it. Did you love it? Please tell me you loved it. (I’m going to read your review after I post this comment.)

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