I can hardly believe December is over! This year has flown by for me. Today, as part of the Literary Junkies link party, I’m sharing my favorite reads of 2015 and some other book chat with you.
If you are curious, the Lit Lovers link party starts back up again January 7th and I am looking forward to see what you have been up to since I’ve been on vacation!
This Month’s Questions: Favorite Reads of 2015
1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
Right now, I’m reading The Raven Boys, recommended to me by a cousin. She said it was one of her favorite series, and so far, it’s shaping up to be a pretty interesting story! It mixes a bit of Arthurian legends with new age magic, all combined together in a way that feels magic without being silly. I like it when books are able to do this, so I’ll probably end up finishing the series if I like where it goes in this book.
2. What were your favorite reads of 2015?
I read a lot of things in 2015, mostly in binge batches. This year, I would go through periods where I read nothing at all, then I would read about four books at once. I can’t remember everything I read (I was pretty bad about reviewing my favorite reads of 2015), but right now, four books that I really enjoyed spring to mind.
Carry On is the book written by Rainbow Rowell to go along with Fangirl, and it is basically Harry Potter fanfiction come to life. It is everything I ever wanted from my fanfiction and was extremely nostalgic to read.
The Martian made me feel smarter when I read it, but at the same time, made me laugh. I don’t know that I’ve ever run across that in a book before.
I actually just got Ashfall for Christmas and finished it a couple of days ago. Ashfall is based on the possibility of the large volcano in Yellowstone National park exploding and pushing the entire world (more or less) into years-long winter.
Me Before You
Me Before You explores the question of whether it is possible to fall in love with someone completely based on their brain and what happens to romantic feelings when one of the partners is completely disabled. I don’t know if I was extremely happy where the plot ended up, but it made me think long after the book ended, which is always the sign of a good book in my opinion!
3. What was your book-read total for 2015? Did you make your goal for the year?
I don’t like setting up goals for number of books. I think it is better to read at your own pace than feel like a failure for not reaching a reading goal. I don’t know how many books I read this year, but it was far fewer than many other years.
4. How many books would you like to read in 2016?
As many as I want to/can.
5. What is the number one book sitting on your Must Read list right now?
Well, my book swap partner, Jennifer of Busy Being Jennifer got me the last book in the Tiffany Aching series, so I need to start over again and complete it from book one this year. Jennifer also made me a beautiful hand-stitched embroidered wall hanging with a book theme, which was totally amazing.
What were your favorite reads of 2015?