2015 in Books

Every year, I keep a list of all of the books I read that year. I started due to an inability to remember the title of a book I read in sixth grade, concerning a girl in a beachside town in the 1940s who has a crush on her neighbor and best friend’s soldier brother. (I’ve searched endlessly with no results, so if you’re familiar with it please tell me the title and author!). I’ve also accidentally checked the same book out from the library twice, not realizing I had already read it. I’ve put stars (*) next to my favorites, and highly recommend them. Barbara O’Neal is one of my new favorite authors, and I’m now striving to read everything she’s written. Keep in mind, I know I’m addicted to reading and I’m okay with that.  

Without further ado, here are the books I read in 2015. I can’t wait to see what literary adventures 2016 bring.
Lost Lake, Sarah Addison Allen
Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend in Vegas, Kyra Davis
*Mambo in Chinatown, Jean Kwok
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, Alan Bradley
The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse, Alan Bradley
Straight Talking, Jane Green
Family Pictures, Jane Green
Waking Kate, Sarah Addison Allen
Shopaholic on Honeymoon, Sophie Kinsella
Family Jewels, Mary Kay Andrews
*The Secret Hum of a Daisy, Tracy Holczer

First Frost, Sarah Addison Allen
*The Job, Steve Osborne (audiobook)
*The Baker’s Daughter, Sarah McCoy
Cat and Jemima J, Jane Green
The Hurricane Sisters, Dorothea Benton Frank
Ten Beach Road, Wendy Wax
Beach Town, Mary Kay Andrews
Spinning Forward, Teri DuLong
The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
Ocean Beach, Wendy Wax
Christmas at the Beach, Wendy Wax
The House on Mermaid Point, Wendy Wax
Scents and Sensibility, Spencer Quinn 
*Finding Audrey, Sophie Kinsella

From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, Meg Cabot 
*The All You Can Dream Buffet, Barbara O’Neal

Moon Over Edisto, Beth Webb Hart 
Welcome to Last Chance, Cathleen Armstrong 
Labor Day, Joyce Maynard
Food: A Love Story, Jim Gaffigan 
*The Lost Recipe for Happiness, Barbara O’Neal 
*The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein

*The Language of Sparrows, Rachel Phifer 
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me,
Mindy Kaling
*Before Ever After, Samantha Sotto 

Royal Wedding , Meg Cabot 
Who Do You Love, Jennifer Weiner
*The Secret of Everything, Barbara O’Neal 
Why Not Me? Mindy Kaling
A Second Bite of the Apple, Dana Bate
*How to Fall in Love, Cecelia Ahern 
See Me, Nicholas Sparks
Vintage, Susan Gloss
Santa 365, Spencer Quinn
Woof, Spencer Quinn 
Shopaholic to the Rescue, Sophie Kinsella

And that’s my 2015 in books. I love BookBub, as they email me books on sale. Typically, I check my library first to see if that book is available for checkout. Most books I get from the library, as I’m not a millionaire and can’t buy all the books I want (though if I am ever a millionaire, I’m going to have a Beauty and the Beast level epic library and fill it with all my favorite books.

What were some of your favorite books this year? Let me know in the comments!


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