I read 32 books in 2015 which was 61.5% of my goal. So I didn’t fail at my resolutions, I simply got a D. =/ But out of those books, I wanted to share with you my favorites.
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Nobody is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey
An amazing debut novel. The fact it’s Catherine Lacey’s first novel still is shocking to me. This fictional story is a stream of consciousness that follows the main character (late 20’s female) slide into depression. I give it 5 stars!
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Fictional novel on a woman’s diagnosis and progression of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Loved the book (5 stars) but hated the movie.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Non-fiction that tells you the story of the woman behind HeLa cells – which are cells that are incredibly important to our modern medicine. I loved how this book also chronicled Rebecca Skloot’s journalistic process and relationship with Henrietta’s daughter, Dale. 5 Stars!
Eating Chinese Food Naked by Mei Ng
A debut novel that explores the relationships between the main character (1st generation Chinese-American) and her family and romantic partners after she returns home briefly after college. 5 stars!
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
I received this debut novel through a giveaway on Goodreads. It has mixed reviews there but I loved it and gave it 5 stars. It’s mystical, it’s magical, and I thought it was a great read. It goes back and forth between two stories, one present day and one in the past. Will there be a connection? Well you’ll have to read it to find out.
What were your favorite books of 2015?
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