6 Of My Favorite Books From 2015

Favorite Books From 2015

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Taking a bit of look back to last year, 2015.  I wanted to step back and let you all know 6 of my favorite books from 2015.  Those that received 5 stars on my Goodreads account.  Curious to look back with me on what my favorites were?  Maybe what you need to pick up next, if you haven’t already read them.

Favorite Books From 2015

6 Of My Favorite Books From 2015

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – to me, it totally lived up the hype I kept hearing about it, before getting my own hands on it.  It was amazing.  Full of twists and turns and heart thumping moments.  You go through so  many emotions while reading that you are not quite sure what will be happening next to brace yourself for that next roller coaster of emotion.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed – I received this book from my dear April early in the year because it had sat on my Amazon Wish List for quite some time.  So good.  I read it so quickly too.  I wondered how she was going to finish the trail, what was going to happen next and who she was going to meet next.  An excellent read that makes you feel empowered like you could do it too.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – after reading Gone Girl, I had to gather up Gillian’s other books and to me, this book was just as good if not better than Gone Girl.  It left you questioning all the answers until the end when you get slammed with a good twist.

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah – all about those lazy summers where you meet your best friend forever and you grow with her throughout the years with the bumps that growing up can have.  You hate each other one day and you love one another the next.  Amazing book.  Filled with love of friends who become family.  Also, read the second in the series, but not as good, Fly Away.

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill – again another gifted book that was sitting on my Amazon Wish List after reading another blogger’s review on it.  Thrilling, and gruesome.  I loved this book and devoured it.  It’s scary and twisty and odd and just wow.

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline – one of those that have talked about over and over again and so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and find out for myself what I thought.  Happily wasn’t disappointed in the least.  Heart-warming and lovely. But full of hardship too.

There you have my top 6 books of 2015.  Any that catch your eye?  Have any books last year that you’d like to recommend to me?  I’m always wanting to hear more books that I may like.

  • Debbie Gibson

    I just finished ‘The Lady And The Mountain Man’ by Misty M. Beller, I wanted something that had a love story but wasn’t the typical smutty romance book. This book is the first in a series called Mountain Dreams, and is a great love story with twists and turns to keep you interested. I just wish that the rest of the book series was free on Amazon. From the books on your list i think that ‘Heart Shaped Box’, sounds like one that would interest me.

    • I love that you recently finished a book 😉 Ya you have to watch out for for those free kindle books because quite often they are the first in a series to get you hooked. I rarely download them anymore if its the first in a series lol – – Heart Shaped Box was soooo good!

  • Savvy WorkingGal

    If you liked Wild you should check out Tiny Beautiful Things. It is one of my favorite nonfiction books. Gone Girl made me mad. I didn’t actually finish, but I did read the ending. We may rent the movie one of these days. DH wants to watch. I haven’t read the rest.

    • The movie Gone Girl was okay, they followed the book fairly well, but I enjoyed the book so much more. I am sad you couldn’t finish it, but I understand since you don’t read much fiction anymore. 🙂 I’ll have to look up Tiny Beautiful Things!

  • aprilaakre

    Gone Girl is such an amazing book I could not put it down. I got Dark Places for Christmas but haven’t had time to read it. I am reading Wild right now and I am half way through .

    • You’ll have to get to reading Dark Places after Wild – so good!