Didn’t think I was going to write this post but it kept running through my head so here we go, my favorite books of 2015.
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I am now and have always been a voracious reader (read 160 books last year, but to be fair 20 of them were picture books)!! A good day for me is to finish a book and if I am not reading something it means I’m not feeling well. When we were first married my reading drove Tom nuts!!! In grad school I could justify it as “reading for school” and then it became “reading for work” and now he realizes I am happier and more productive if I have time to read daily (he’s a doer and can’t sit still).
With all the reading it gets hard to keep track of everything I’ve read and it’s so, so frustrating when I start a book and realize I’ve read it before!! Goodreads is a lifesaver for me!! It is an easy way to keep track of what I’ve read and review the books. It is always with me (I’m never without my phone) so I can check my reading history standing in the aisles of a library or bookstore.
I am stingy with rating a book a 5, it has to be something I couldn’t put down, well written, and something I can’t stop talking about and think everyone needs to read them now. A 4 is an amazing book that I loved and you should read and a 3 is a good book that is enjoyable and probably worth a read.
In 2015 I only rated 3 books a 5 and they were my hands down favorites!!! Very different books but I loved them all and still can’t stop talking about them!
Food Rules by Michael Pollan is so practical and sensible and everyone should read it!! It just makes sense!! It lays out how you should eat in a clear, reasonable way. Love, love, love it!! Just talking about it makes me want to reread it!! If you haven’t read it you really should!!! Check it out from your public library or purchase it.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova is my 2nd must read book. I’ve read other books by Lisa Genova and really liked them but this one just grabbed my heart and wouldn’t let go. It details the story of Alice and her family when Alzheimer’s begins. In this novel Alzheimer’s is given a face and a voice and so much more than you see in casual interactions with people and families living with it. Beautiful, moving, heart wrenching and a MUST READ!!!! Check it out from your public library or purchase it.
Boston Girl by Anita Diamont is historical fiction, one of my favorite genres. It is the story of Addie, a Jewish girl growing up in Boston in the early 1900’s. She yearns for a life beyond her family’s tenement apartment. And she works and struggles and confronts obstacles from her family, the community, and society to achieve the life she dreams of. Beautiful and engrossing, you will be rooting for Addie in this MUST READ book. Check it out from your public library or purchase.
What were your favorite books of 2015? I’d love to connect and talk books with you!!!
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