Yesterday I shared half of my 2015 reading list with you. I’d planned to share the whole thing in one post, but it got WAY too long for that!
Which do you prefer – nonfiction or fiction? My preference is definitely fiction, hands down, no contest. But the problem with that is all the amazing people I know writing [nonfiction] books these days! When a new friend confided last summer that she’s working on a novel, I just about jumped up and hugged her I was so excited.
Of course, if you’ve been around here for any time at all, you know my love for fluffy fiction runs about as deep as my commitment to pop music and the CW. So it’s probably a good thing I have reasons to read nonfiction. I’m never sorry when I do, and while some novels linger in my memory for a while, it’s only the nonfiction books that truly change my life.
Still, today is all about the fiction. So let’s get to it!
Fiction (both the Adult & YA variety)
- Me Before You by JoJo Moyes: Everyone has read it and says it’s a must. It’s been sitting on my Kindle for a month now…
- 11/22/63 by Stephen King: I tried reading this time travel book early last year, but my brain wasn’t quite ready that soon after having a baby. I think I’m ready now (and since I gave it to my dad for Christmas, I won’t even have to wait for the library to get it in!).
- Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty: All the lists have this one pegged as A Big Deal, so I’ll add it to my list, too. And I really liked What Alice Forgot, so I’m betting all those other lists are right.
- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin: I bought this book for my grandma after seeing it on Amy’s list of best books of 2014. She’s since passed it on to my aunt, who said I can read it next. The family that reads together… Wait, is that a thing?
- First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen: I saw this one on somebody else’s list and immediately added it to mine. I read – and really liked – The Peach Keeper by Allen a few years ago, so I have high hopes for this one!
- The Accident by Chris Pavone: Publishing and spying in one book? Yes, please. This book is actually sitting in my bedroom right now, so it’s up next. (Also, I loved Pavone’s last book, The Expats. So, again, high hopes!)
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: Well, I don’t know. Everyone is recommending it these days, most recently Jill. It’s historical fiction, which isn’t my favorite, but I’ll give it a try.
- Mr. Kiss & Tell: An Original Veronica Mars Mystery (#2) by Rob Thomas: Obviously.
- Landline by Rainbow Rowell: I’ve read mixed reviews on this one. Eleanor & Park was outstanding, but some reviewers have said this one isn’t so much. But it’s time travel-ish, so you know I’m going to read it anyway.
- Sabotaged (Alaskan Courage #5) by Dani Pettrey: This has been one of my favorite Christian fiction series, and I’m both looking forward to this final installment – and dreading it because it will mean the end of the series. #booknerdproblems
- The Escape by David Baldacci: I haven’t loved Baldacci’s recent novels as much as his first ones. But, at least for now, I’ll still read every single one he writes and hope for a return of that early greatness.
- The Job (Fox & Hare #3) by Lee Goldberg & Janet Evanovich: Okay. I loved the first book in this series and thought it had great potential. But the second one was a bore. So I guess what I’m saying is that The Job is The Tiebreaker for deciding how invested I am in this series.
- Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway: I liked Benway’s books about a high school safe cracker and spy. And I tend to like books about childhood friends finding romance. So even though the title is uber cutesy, I’m looking forward to reading this.
- Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge: Ohhhhhh, I loved Hodge’s first books SO MUCH! Twisted, reimagined fairy tale retellings are all the rage, but her take on Beauty and the Beast (and Cinderella, to an extent) was one of the most original things I’ve ever read. I can’t wait for this one!
- All Fall Down by Ally Carter: I’ve been waiting and waiting for Ally Carter to start a new series. I loved both her previous series, Gallagher Girls (high school spy girls) and Heist Society (high school con artists). I believe this is what I’ll be using the Amazon gift card I got for Christmas to buy!
- Talon by Julie Kagawa: It’s a YA book about dragons. Okay? And I’m going to read it. I have no defense for this, and I’ll let you know how it is.
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman: When the movie came out last year, friends said the book was really good. So I’ve had it checked out from the library for…um…a while. It’s overdue. I need to read it NOW.
- The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand: I’m not sure about this one. I adored Hand’s Unearthly series. But this looks very different. And maybe depressing. So I’ll probably wait for some reviews before picking it up. But it’s on my list.
- Alienated by Melissa Landers: An exchange student program with aliens? Sure, why not?! This book sounds very similar to Star-Crossed, the short-lived CW show from last year. Which I kind of liked. And watched every episode. So of course I’m reading this book.
I also really want to read a classic or two this year, probably Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights or something by Jane Austen. And I’d love to read The Count of Monte Cristo (it would meet the “book originally written in another language” category on Modern Mrs. Darcy’s reading challenge!), but holy page count, Batman! Perhaps I should get it for my Kindle so I don’t end up needing a wrist brace.
And, assuming they come out in 2015, I’m sure I’ll also read the first book in Rick Riordan’s new series, the next book in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith, and whatever Irene Hannon, DiAnn Mills, Jenny B. Jones and Catherine Coulter publish. Oh, and the next books in the Miss Fortune Mystery series by Jana DeLeon, the Lexi Carmichael Mystery series by Julie Moffett, the GenEx Saga series by Holly Lauren, and the Rose Gardner Mystery series by Denise Grover Swank.
See! Your eyes would’ve glazed over for sure if I’d combined these two reading lists into one!
What’s on YOUR 2015 reading list?
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