Friday, January 29, 2016

Reading 2015: A Year in Review

Looking over my posts from the past year to find my favorite books has reminded me how wonderful the best of them were! Hopefully you find inspiration for reading here and not despair at all the length of the list of books you'd like to read.

The book covers below are affiliate links to Amazon. (Thanks for clicking!) Underneath, I've linked to my book reviews or monthly book report.


Favorite Book of 2015


Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Best Fiction

In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden

Best Non-Fiction


Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by Pamela Smith Hill


Best New-to-Me-Author



Best Classic Book I've Never Read Before


The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

Best Book I Pre-Read for School


Book that Made Me Laugh


Best Homeschooling or Education Book


I also enjoyed Mind to Mind: An Essay Towards a Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason and Karen Glass.

Most Challenging


Best Book I Read Aloud



"Read aloud" used loosely since we listened to this on audio CD from the library.

Best Memoir


Best Biography


The Small Woman by Alan Burgess
Best Sports-Related Book


I gave my dad this book for Christmas and he loves it, too.


Most Surprising (in a Good Way)


1776 by David McCullough

Best Book on Faith


The Little Oratory: A Beginner's Guide to Praying in the Home by David Clayton and Leila Marie Lawler


My Other Favorite Books
(alphabetical order by title)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Helena by Evelyn Waugh
The Long Christmas by Ruth Sawyer


For those interested in even more books lists:
2014 list
2013 list

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