Favorite Books of 2015

Favorite Books of 2015

Even though I blew my reading goals out of the water this year, I by no means read enough new books to give a definitive “best of” list. But the following is a list of my favorite books from 2015 (read: books that I gave 5 stars on Goodreads that were published in 2015). For each title, I have included a link to my review.

Picture Books

Toys Meet Snow by Emily Jenkins, Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
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The White Book by Silvia Borando
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Float by Daniel Miyares- This title is a favorite in mock Caldecotts!
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Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul
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Henry’s Stars by David Elliot
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Yard Sale by Eve Bunting
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Look by Jeff Mack
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Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall
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Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
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Early Readers

I Will Take a Nap by Mo Willems
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Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret by Bob Shea
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What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig by Emma J. Virjan
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Middle Grade

Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm
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George by Alex Gino
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Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
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Young Adult

I admittedly did not read that many new young adult books this year. The few that I did read didn’t particularly blow me over. But I did sneak in one last book at the end of the year that had me really engaged.

I am Princess X by Cherie Priest
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The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards announcement takes place at their Midwinter Meeting in Boston on January 11th.

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I wonder if any of these fantastic books will be getting recognized! You can stream the announcement live here.

Though the books I read in 2015 had an average page length of 74 pages, I DO read “adult” books (whatever that means). These were two of my favorites from this year.

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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My goals for 2016? Simply read as much as I possibly can. With two kids and lots of work travel, that is really the best I can do. And all I really want. 🙂 Happy reading this year!

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