2015 Book List: What I Read

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2015 Book List

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In 2015 one of my goals was to read a LOT. Most years I read a ton during the summer and not much throughout the rest of the year. I love love love to read but it can be hard to find the time in between working, blogging and being a wife and mom. But this year I made time. Even if it was just 5 minutes before I passed out each night, I did it. This year I finished 32 books and I might just have time to squeak out number 33 in the next few days!

Contrary to what you may think I don’t read fast. Most people assume that because I’m an English teacher I’m a super-fast reader. But I’m not. I read slowly, probably because I savor every word. And if I love the book, I go even slower. To me, reading a book is like watching a movie in my head. I imagine every character and every scene and that takes my brain time to process. So I read slowly and I’m more than ok with it.

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As an English teacher I get asked for book recommendations a lot. Below you’ll find a list of all the books I read in 2015 (in the order I read them). The ones with ** means it was a favorite.  And, if you click the links, they will take you right to Amazon and you can buy the book and get started right away. 🙂

2015 Book List What I Read (The Quinntessential Mommy)


2015 Book List: What I Read

(Click HERE to see my ratings on GoodReads)

      1. Paper Towns** by John Green     Kindle | paperback
      2. Still Alice** by Lisa Genova Kindle | paperback
      3. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell Kindle | paperback
      4. Save the Date by Jen Doll Kindle | paperback
      5. An Ocean in Iowa Kindle | paperback
      6. Wild by Cheryl Strayed Kindle | paperback
      7. A Skating Life by Dorothy Hamill Kindle | paperback
      8. The Kids are All Right** by Diana Welch Kindle | paperback
      9. Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline Kindle | paperback
      10. 21 Steps to Happiness by FG Gerson Kindle | paperback
      11. Defending Jacob** by William Landay  Kindle | paperback
      12. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusac Kindle | paperback
      13. I am Pilgrim** by Terry Hayes Kindle | paperback
      14. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica Kindle | paperback
      15. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham Kindle | paperback
      16. Yes Please by Amy Poehler Kindle | paperback
      17. The Language of Flowers** by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Kindle | paperback
      18. Me Before You** by Jojo Moyes Kindle | paperback
      19. One Plus One by Jojo Moyes Kindle | paperback
      20. After You** by Jojo Moeys Kindle | paperback
      21. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes Kindle | paperback
      22. The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty Kindle (only $1.99!)| paperback
      23. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Kindle | paperback
      24. If You Were Here by Alafair Burke Kindle | paperback
      25. Who Do You Love** by Jennifer Weiner Kindle | hardcover
      26. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Kindle | paperback
      27. Pretty Baby** by Mary Kubica Kindle | hardcover
      28. What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton Kindle | paperback
      29. Josie and Jack by Kelly Braffet Kindle | paperback
      30. Dark Places** by Gillian Flynn Kindle | paperback
      31. Sharp Objects By Gillian Flynn Kindle | paperback
      32. What Alice Forgot** by Liane Moriarty Kindle | paperback

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What was the best book you read in 2015? Tell me in the comments!

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  • Reply Alyssa from The Sparkly Life

    ooh! I’m always looking for good book recommendations. pinning this page to reference later1

    12-30-15 at 9:00 am
  • Reply Eryn

    Great list!! I read The Good Girl too this year, and loved it! Great list. Definitely adding some of these to my wishlist!

    12-30-15 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Lauren

    I loved this.. and I am challenging myself to read (at least) 2 books a month since I also love to read, but never make time for anymore! I wrote a blog post about it (2016 reading challenge) if you want to join in! We liked a lot of the same books so I added a few of the books you liked that I havent read to my goodreads list! 🙂

    12-30-15 at 5:52 pm
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