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.
Toys Meet Snow by Emily Jenkins, Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul
Henry’s Stars by David Elliot
Yard Sale by Eve Bunting
Look by Jeff Mack
Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall
Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
I Will Take a Nap by Mo Willems
Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret by Bob Shea
What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig by Emma J. Virjan
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm
George by Alex Gino
Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
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
The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards announcement takes place at their Midwinter Meeting in Boston on January 11th.
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
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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!