My Favorite Books of 2015

Wow! It’s been a while since I’ve done this. It’s been so long, I had to reread my old posts to see how I usually start these things. But I decided since this is a new year (and I have some impressive down time at work), it was time to come back full-force, and as you can see, with a makeover.

To be brief, I’ve decided to change venues for my blog (moving from my four-year-old blogspot to a brand-new wordpress), because if I want to keep this going for the long haul, I want to do it on a platform that offers room to grow. I wanted this blog to mature as I have. Thus, welcome to my WordPress! Now, with that settled, onto today’s topic…

I may not have done a ton of blogging in 2015, but you know what I did do consistently? Read. Yes, I was an English-major and yes, I’ve always loved to read, but I reached record highs this year: 72 books this year! I haven’t read that many books since 2008 (which I know since I’ve kept track of every book I’ve read since 2005). And not only did I read a lot, but I read good books — books with interesting premises, complex characters, sentences that made me sigh with envy. If only I had thought to put those words in that order! 

As an avid reader, I find myself constantly asked for book recommendations. What have I read? What might so-and-so like? So, I have compiled a list of my favorite books I’ve read this year, with hopes that maybe you’ll find another book to add to your undoubtedly long must-read list.

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