For the first time in 2015 I decided to list all the books I read each month and pick my favourite one. It was really interesting keeping track of what I was reading and has provided me a list of my twelve favourite books of the year.
Looking at the twelve confirms that I enjoy a wide range of books and this has definitely become more the case since working at Waterstones as I choose books I never would have picked up before.
My favourite books are ones that I enjoyed but also ones that inspired me or ones I had a strong emotional reaction too. Some were easy to pick but some months I loved all the books I read so it was a harder task.
I enjoyed the challenge though and it’s really interesting to see look back at the twelve books that made the biggest impact on me in 2015.
I don’t tend to read a lot of non-fiction but I loved both WILD and BIG MAGIC this year so I will definitely be looking out for more in 2016.
In terms of fiction I think the two books that I’m still thinking about the most are A LITTLE LIFE and STATION ELEVEN.
So now I need to decide whether to write about the books I’m reading each month in 2016. What do you guys think? And what books stood out for you in 2015?
4 thoughts on “2015 – a year in books”
The Humans was so delightfully surprising! I enjoyed it more than I thought I would!
Station Eleven is on my to-read shelf. Hoping to get to it soon! 😀
Me too – quirky but moving too! Ooh yes you just read it soon, let me know what you think when you do!
Loved Station Eleven and so did my book club! It’s stuck with me since I read it. Thanks for the recommendation xo
Oh yay, I’m so pleased! Such a good book xx