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30 Books You Should Read in 2015

For me to give a books five stars, it has to be one that I look forward to reading. My test is simple. If the book keeps me up into the wee hours of the night reading, I know it’s a keeper. I read every night before bed. If the book doesn’t capture my interest, I’ll become very sleepy and it will take me a long time to finish. On the other hand, I can read a great book in a matter of days. I always know when I’ve found one with the “magic factor”. I read it quickly, look forward to sitting down with it and think about the story and characters long after I’m finished.

Last year I read one of the most beautifully written, moving trilogy that I’m still thinking about almost a year later: The Bronze Horsemen trilogy. That was a series I was sad to see end. I fell in love with everything about it. In a few years, I’ll read it again.

30 Books You Should Read in 2015

Last year, I curated a list of recommended books to read in 2014. It was one of the most popular posts on my site this past year so I figured I’d repeat the process. This year, I’ve teamed up with a fellow book lover and friend, Dear Crissy, to share our must-read picks – 30 books you should read in 2015. If you’re curious, my books are the odd ones below and Crissy’s are the even ones. Though I should mention that a few of her picks would have went on my list anyways and vice versa!

30 Books You Should Read in 2015 - a list of must-read books that will stay with you long after the story ends.

  1. You by Caroline Kepnes
  2. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  3. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  4. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  5. I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
  6. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  7. Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
  8. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  9. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  10. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
  11. Gray Mountain by John Grisham
  12. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
  13. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
  14. Slammed by Colleen Hoover
  15. The Diviners by Libba Bray
  16. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
  17. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  18. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  19. The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
  20. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  21. The Collector by Nora Roberts
  22. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  23. The House Girl by Tara Conklin
  24. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  25. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  26. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  27. Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
  28. By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart
  29. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  30. On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft by Stephen King

This year I’m challenging myself to read at least 30 books including a few on this list that I haven’t yet read (thanks Crissy for the recommendation!). I’ll be sure to update you next year with the ones that had that special recipe for an inspiring read!

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What books to do you recommend? Have you read any of the books on the list?

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