Top 5 Books of 2015

The other day I blogged about my favorite mysteries of 2015, but I wanted to share my favorite books of the year. Reading is one of my all time favorite things to do, and I love sharing book suggestions with my friends and hearing their favorites so that I can add them to my list!

2015 was filled with so many good reads. It is impossible to keep up with all of the great books out there – I want to read them all! Here were my favorites that I will not forget:

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume – I was so excited when I found out this book was coming out and it definitely lived up to my expectations. I read this on vacation and couldn’t put it down. It was such an intriguing book with many themes perfectly woven into the storyline. Judy Blume never disappoints.

Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner – this was another book that I couldn’t put down. While it was a book about a romantic relationship it was much more than a love story. I found myself so invested in the characters and on edge waiting to find out what would happen in the end. Definitely worth the read!

The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand – I couldn’t be more obsessed with Elin Hilderbrand’s books. I wait (impatiently) for them to come out and then always save them for vacation. They are the perfect beach reads that I end up reading in a day. After last year’s The Matchmaker, I had VERY high expectations for The Rumor. And let me tell you…it exceeded them! It was such a good story where I, as always, became completely enthralled by the characters. The author has a way of making everything so familiar from the beginning of the book that you feel like you are on the island of Nantucket and just a part of the story. If you are headed to vacation or looking for a winter escape and haven’t read this yet – I highly recommend it.

In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware – I included this on my mystery list but it was just too good to leave off of my top book list. I remember one of my friends told me I was in for a world of fun when I started reading this, and she was SO right. Absolutely thrilling – it will keep you reading all day and night because you’ll be dying to know how it ends (but then will be so sad when it’s over!).

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah – I am such a huge Kristin Hannah fan, but I must say this was absolutely her best book yet. This book is written with grace as it focuses on a tough time in history. I love the dynamic of the main characters in this book who are sisters. I couldn’t imagine a more gripping story. This was truly one of my favorite books of all time.

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What were your favorite books of 2015? How did you find out about them? I love hearing about how people found great stories!

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