Whoops, a little late with this list.
This is only the order in which I discovered each book, not in terms of preference. Counting only first-time reads in 2015 (which eliminates a lot):
- The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood (full review)
- Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson (full review)
- Lady Be Good, by Meredith Duran (full review)
- Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman (full review)
- Home, by Marilynne Robinson (full review)
- Luck be a Lady, by Meredith Duran (full review)
- Lila, by Marilynne Robinson (full review)
- Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith (full review)
- Let’s Discuss Diabetes with Owls, by David Sedaris (full review)
Yes, it’s true. I only have nine favorite books from 2015. I picked up a lot of duds and re-read a lot of old favorites that don’t qualify for the list. Moreover, when I look at my list of top reads in 2014, I immediately recall each of them as a truly stellar five-star book. I would not rate all of those on the above list as five-star.
Goodreads informs me I read 15 fewer books last year than the one before, though. That smaller selection might have something to do with it– and for that, in turn, I blame my cross-country move, the whole uprooting and resettling process, for robbing me of some reading time.
Here’s hoping 2016 brings me more five-star books.