Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Books of 2015

I love looking back on what books I read throughout the year.

Let's talk fiction first. I discovered a few new-to-me fiction authors: Christina Baker Kline, Mary Alice Monroe, and Liane Moriarty. Others I love released new fiction books: Irene Hannon, Lisa Harris, and Diann Mills. And I returned to an old favorite: Billie Letts.

And as I was looking through pictures to make that collage above, I realized I read most of my fiction on my Kindle, so I don't have as many pictures of those covers. Many of my non-fiction choices came to me as perks of blogging. I was on some launch teams and reviewed others. Thus, the many pictures of non-fiction books.

Even so, there are so many good books. I keep a running list at Goodreads, but here's my list of what I've read this year. It breaks down to 21 fiction and 22 non-fiction.

  1. "Shoot the Moon" by Billie Letts
  2. "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline
  3. "Sabotaged" (Alaskan Courage Book #5) by Dani Pettrey
  4. "Desire Lines" by Christina Baker Kline
  5. "Bird in Hand" by Christina Baker Kline
  6. "Buried Secrets" (Men of Valor #1) by Irene Hannon {Review}
  7. "Footsteps" by Diann Mills
  8. "Target" (FBI: Denver series prequel) by Lisa Phillips
  9. "Bait" (FBI: Denver #1) by Lisa Phillips
  10. "The Summer Girls" (Lowcountry Summer #1) by Mary Alice Monroe
  11. "The Summer Wind" (Lowcountry Summer #2) by Mary Alice Monroe
  12. "The Summer's End" (Lowcountry Summer #3) by Mary Alice Monroe
  13. "The Beach House" by Mary Alice Monroe
  14. "Firewall" (FBI: Houston #1) by Diann Mills
  15. "Hope Harbor" by Irene Hannon {Review}
  16. "The Hypnotist's Love Story" by Liane Moriarty 
  17. "Vendetta" by Lisa Harris {Review}
  18. "Double Cross" (FBI: Houston #2) by Diann Mills
  19. "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty
  20. "What Alice Forgot" by Liane Moriarty
  21. "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty

Non-fiction // Christianity
  1. "The Beauty of Grace: Stories of God's Love From Today's Most Popular Writers" by Dawn Camp {Review}
  2. "You've Loved No Matter What: Freeing Your Heart from the Need to Be Perfect" by Holley Gerth {Review}
  3. "Dragons and Dirt: The Truth About Changing the World - and The Courage It Requires" by Dalene Reyburn {Review}
  4. "Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected" by Kayla Aimee {Review}
  5. "He Still Moves Stones" by Max Lucado {Related Post}
  6. "Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in Fast-Moving World" {Review & Related Post}
  7. "Butterfly in Brazil: How Your Life Can Make a World of Difference" by Glenn Packiam
  8. "For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards" by Jen Hatmaker
  9. "A Beautiful Exchange: Responding to God's Invitation for More" by Megan Nilsen {Related Post}
  10. "Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts" by Sara Frankl & Mary Carver 
  11. "Handle with Prayer: Unwrap the Source of God's Strength for Living" by Charles Stanley

Non-fiction // Relationships
  1. "Team Us" by Ashleigh Slater {Review}
  2. "Mothering from Scratch: Finding the Best Parenting Style for You and Your Family" by Melinda Means & Kathy Helgemo {Review}
  3. "Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy" by Donald Miller
  4. "Nobody's Cuter Than You: A Memoir About the Beauty of Friendship" by Melanie Shankle
  5. "Women Are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends" by Melanie Dale {Related Post}
  6. "Strong and Kind: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed" by Korie Robertson {Review}
  7. "I'm Happy for You (Sort Of ... Not Really)" by Kay Wills Wyma {Review}

Non-fiction // Self-care
  1. "The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You" by Jessica Turner {Review}
  2. "Dashing Dish: 100 Simple & Delicious Recipes for Clean Eating" by Katie Farrell {Related Post}
  3. "Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You Through Life's Changes" by Kristen Strong {Review}
  4. "Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace & Purpose in a World of Crazy" by Alli Worthington

What books should I read in 2016?

Need more book recommendations? Here are my lists from 2013 and 2014

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