15 Favorite Books of 2015

Favorite Books of 2015

These are my standout reads for the year – they’re not necessarily all 5-Star books, but they’re the ones I most enjoyed reading and want to recommend.


  1. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (my pseudo-review)
  2. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (my post introducing it for book club)
  3. The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows (my review)
  4. Winter by Marissa Meyer (my review)
  5. The Martian by Andy Weir (my review)
  6. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (my review)
  7. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (my review)
  8. Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie (my review)
  9. Nonfiction

  10. For the Love by Jen Hatmaker (my review)
  11. Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist (my review)
  12. As You Wish by Cary Elwes (my review)
  13. The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway (my review)
  14. My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl
  15. Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin (my review)
  16. The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn Saks (my review)

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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

One year ago: Book Review: The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley
Two years ago: Mini Reviews: The Code of Love and Happy Money
Three years ago: Favorite Books of 2012


  1. Thanks for the recommendations! I always enjoy reading your reviews.

  2. Love this list!

    I added Cold Tangerines, As You Wish, and The Center Cannot Hold to my TBR. Thank you for the suggestions!

  3. I loved The Martian also :] I really want to read As You Wish because I loved Princess Bride; but I think I should try Count of Monte Cristo since I loved Three Musketeers by him too.

  4. Loved, loved, loved Rules of Civility. I’m thinking of declaring February (because my January to-read list is already too long) mysteries month, so maybe I’ll read a few Agatha Christies.

  5. Thanks for sharing these!


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