It is time to announce...
The Well-Read Redhead's Best Books of 2015!
As I always disclaim with this list: you may be surprised by some of my choices...and some of my non-choices. There are books on here that, in my initial review, I enjoyed but maybe wasn't completely gushing over. And there are books not on the list that I mentioned as potential favorites when I wrote my reviews. But at the end of the year, when I make this list, I go by what's really stuck with me--after months have passed, what are the books that are still leaving an impression? Still giving me something to think about?
As in past years, this list is in no particular order, and with links to my original reviews:
1. Day Four by Sarah Lotz
2. The Shore by Sara Taylor
3. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
4. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
5. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
A truly awesome reading experience from cover to cover, made even more enjoyable because I did not originally expect so much from it! I love it when a novel makes me bend my typical genre preferences.
6. Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
This novel made me feel all the feelings. Not the most uplifting choice on my list, but certainly one that continues to stay with me.
7. Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Few nonfiction writers can bring their subjects to life the way Larson can. These real-life events read with the suspense of a fiction novel, while still capturing all of the historical detail needed to make this an enlightening read.
8. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
9. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
10. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
That's a wrap! What made YOUR best-read list for 2015?