I shared my complete Goodreads list from this year’s reading in my last post, but I wanted to take a minute to highlight some of my favorites. Because, you know, everyone needs a few more books on their to-read list. 🙂
This was apparently a big year for reading/finishing series, so we’ll start with those.
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke (series, graphic novel): I picked this series up when I was exploring the world of graphic novels and loved it. Great story for young readers.
Jinx by Sage Blackwood (series, MG fantasy): The final book in the series, Jinx’s Fire, came out this year, and I loved it every bit as much as the first two.
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery (series, classics): I had never ventured beyond the first book before this year, but I devoured the other seven in just a couple of months once I got started. Some are better than others, but all are worth the read.
The Casson Family by Hilary McKay (series, YA contemporary): This is one I’m kind of hesitant to recommend to everyone, because I’m not sure everyone would appreciate the family dynamics. But I picked up Indigo’s Star by chance at the library and had to read the rest after that. I’m a sucker for properly quirky characters, and the Casson family fits the bill.
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (series, MG family): Another series that wrapped up this year with the publication of The Penderwicks in Spring. I adore the Penderwicks, and while I struggled at first with the leap forward in time between the third and fourth books, I still loved the final installment.
Okay, a couple of standalone books:
As You Wish by Cary Elwes (memoir): I’ve always loved the movie The Princess Bride and finally read the book last year. So when I saw that dear Westley had written a memoir of the making of the movie, I had to check it out. It was a super fun read, filled with goofy stories and little snippets from other cast and crew members.
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith (YA historical fiction, WWII): This book is SO good for covering difficult questions that don’t have answers. A beautiful story of a black woman fighting for the chance to prove her worth.
There you have it! What were some of your favorite reads from 2015?
Since the price of new books gone sky high and used books are becoming extinct (I used to find them in flea markets and charity shops) I recently purchased a library card and used it for the first time borrowing Anne Rice The Black Wood Farm which I devoured just in two nights even though it’s a pretty thick book, Stephen King’s 11-22-63 novel and Dan Brown’s Inferno which like most of his books is nothing but a glorified travel guides. I’m planning to go back this weekend and borrow more books.
I’m totally stealing this blog post idea.
And it’s hard to narrow it down. Probably my first was Hugo Cabret. Then Shadow and Bone. The Throne of Glass series. Scarlet. The Penderwicks. And Flora & Ulysses. To name a few. 🙂
I still haven’t read Hugo Cabret! What am I thinking?! I’m going to go put it on hold at the library right now!
Oh man. SO good!