Top 3 Books of the Year: 2015

15 more days before we usher in 2016. I can thank Audible for most of my completed reads this year. I did not reach my goal of 10 books this year, however I am still proud to have accomplished 60% of my goal! I haven’t read the most exciting books this year, but I am also proud to say that I’ve read books I would not normally read. 2015 has been the most adventurous reading year to date. Below are my Top 3 reads of the year:

Número Uno

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Read my review here.

Número Dos

Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates. This was a popular read this year, and in spite of both good and bad reviews I felt it a worthy and timely read.

Número Tres

South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami. This was a departure from the fiction I’m used to reading. Murakami is known for his extended use of analogies and descriptive language. I enjoyed the realness of the protagonist, someone not afraid to chase happiness, as fleeting as it may appear.

Looking forward (2016)

  •  A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara- Started in 2015 but will probably start again from the beginning, in hopes of a straight read-through.
  • The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley- On financial literacy.
  • Aidsafari by Adam Levin (South African)- The memoir of a young, white middle class South African male coming to terms with his Aids diagnosis.

What are you looking forward to reading in 2016?

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6 thoughts on “Top 3 Books of the Year: 2015

  1. Nice, I’ve never read any of those books. Which is your favorite? I’ll read at-least one from the group… I started The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou at the beginning of the year but was not able to finish.

    1. I would highly recommend Just Mercy- it was a very eye-opening and touching read. Girl, I don’t blame you. When I was in school I couldn’t dare focus on leisure reading, although I really wanted to.

  2. I added “Just Mercy” to my lists of books to read. Thanks. I’m looking forward to reading Coates and two Junot Diaz books I purchased within the past few months. My daughter recommended I read Joel Osteen’s “The Power of I Am.”

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