January has been unbelievably hectic, so I’m still playing catch-up from the beginning of the month. My streak of lackluster blogging marches proudly into 2016! I wanted to do a post of the absolute best books I read in 2015. I’m sure they’ve been in plenty of GE posts, and will continue to make appearances, but I wanted a moment to celebrate how much I loved them. On we go!
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta: The character development, the family dynamics, Josie’s unforgettable voice. Queen Marchetta has never failed me.
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart: Is it bad if I say that Frankie is my evil genius goals? Give me more gutsy, clever, take-charge heroines in 2016.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente: Delightfully absurd. I love a whimsical setting, with just a hint of something sinister lurking in the background.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: I’m going to say the exact same thing I say every time I talk about this book. That description was mesmerizing.
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by BJ Novak: The best short story anthology of the year. I’m also excited to try the audiobook, which I hear is fantastic.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: The year’s best tear-jerker. Made all of my roommates cry, too.
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta: Another entry from my sovereign. While I think I preferred Saving Francesca (this book’s predecessor, which I read in 2014), The Piper’s Son was still extraordinary.
Author MVP: Leigh Bardugo
I had never read any Leigh Bardugo before this year and I’ve fallen in love with her. The Grisha Triology and Six of Crows were both phenomenalamazingsogood. She’s definitely my favorite new-to-me author of 2015.