A week ago Thursday, my book club met for the first time in 2016. After a short discussion regarding Skipping Christmas, December’s book choice, and a lengthy one about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we discussed the favorite book we read in 2015. While it’s difficult to select a favorite book for 2015, there are several that I deem significant. A few of those books are the topic of the first-ever Friday’s Favorite Five for 2016.
Favorite Book Club Selection
My favorite book club choice for 2015 was The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye by Rachel Joyce. I love how the protagonist simply decided to go for a walk one day, and that walk changed his life. This is definitely a must-read.
The End of Series Burnout
Two series helped alleviate the series burnout I’ve suffered for quite a while: The Scribes of Medeisia by R. K. Ryals and The Frost Chronicles by Kate Avery Ellison. My favorite of the two is The Scribes of Medeisia simply because I like the ending. It had better closure than The Frost Chronicles. Thanks to these, I’ve decided to return to reading series. In 2016, I hope to complete the Age of Faith series by Tamara Leigh along with a few others.
Doctor in Petticoats by Mary Connealy was the most disappointing book I read because I was expecting a Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman type read, and this wasn’t it. The story was enjoyable and well-written, but not what I expected.
Book I Didn’t Finish
Into That Forest by Louis Nowra is one book I didn’t finish. It is a first-person account, and not written in standard English. I understand why it is written in the manner it is; but I mentally corrected it as I read, and that became annoying rather quickly.
Most Read Author
This year, that honor goes to Kate Avery Ellison, thanks to The Frost Chronicles. There are five books in the series, and I read all of them in 2015.
For a complete listing of the books I read in 2015, click here.
What was your favorite book for 2015? Or, if you’re like me and can’t pick a favorite, what was a significant book for you and why? Let me know in the comments!
Until the next post . . . keep smiling!