2015 was a tough reading year for me, in terms of favorite books. In years past I’ve always had a few stand-outs, books I loved and devoured and then went off in search of more like them. This year, not so much.
The sole honor in that category goes to Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series, which I discovered and adored this past year. French rekindled my love of Crime fiction, and I’ve been gravitating more and more toward that genre after spending quite a long time in Horror and Thriller/Suspense. So the first in the series, In The Woods, is at the tip-top of my favorite reads list.
This past year has been tough in terms of getting out of my reading comfort zone as well. Thanks to the lovely nonfiction reading group I belong to, I’ve been guaranteed to read at least one nonfiction title a month for the past year and a half. I’m still really slow about it, though. For some reason I never tear through nonfiction as I do a novel, despite the fact that we’ve read some great ones in that group. You can check out our reading list here. Though I loved them all, I starred my particular favorites.
All that said, here’s the pretty short list of my faves from 2015. These aren’t necessarily books published in the past year, just ones I read. Clicking on the title will take you to the blog post I wrote about the book. Enjoy!
Marie’s Favorite Books of 2015
Tune in next time for the post where I’ll admit defeat on the Reading Challenge. Happy reading!
Welcome to the alternate reality of Chew, where chicken is banned and the Food & Drug Administration is all-powerful. Meet Tony Chu, our hero, who is a cibopath: he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. Which makes him a fantastic detective–as long as he’s okay with, you know, nibbling on a severed finger or two so that he can get an impression of whodunit.