This post is part of the Top Ten Tuesday meme by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s prompt is the top ten books I’ve read so far in 2015, and these titles sprang to mind immediately. Some I’ve reviewed and lauded already; some are brand new reads. Either way, I recommend all of them wholeheartedly.
2. Life After Life. Again, I can’t say enough about how wonderful this book is. There’s no way I can describe the plot and do it any justice, so just read it.
3. Not for Sale. This book is an eye-opener for anyone who is unaware of the huge problem of human trafficking around the world (yes, even the U.S.). For those who are aware, this book offers specific stories of horror and hope in several different countries.
4. The Hobbit. Because I was drawn into this classic, even though I went into it with low expectations. In my opinion, it’s better than LOTR.
5. The Shame of the Nation. Powerful and important, even ten years after publication. A must-read for every educator, parent, and person who is interested how racism invades our schools.
6. Blackout and All Clear. Connie Willis hits all my sweet spots. WWII, time travel historical fiction, England, ordinary people doing courageous things, and a mix of funny, heartwarming, and bittersweet moments. This book duo clocked in at over 1,000 pages, and I only wish they could have been longer. Connie Willis, I will read anything you write.
7. Eleanor Roosevelt. I was not expecting to enjoy this book nearly as much as I did. But it was fantastic. Eleanor Roosevelt was a fascinating, inspiring lady, and I’d love to become more like her.
8. Texts from Jane Eyre. Funny and intelligent. Even if you haven’t read some of the works that are spoofed here (and I certainly haven’t read all of them), even a passing familiarity will give you something to laugh at.
9. Under a Painted Sky. This YA book was so good. Diverse characters, female friendship, the Wild West–what’s not to love?
10. Guts. Simply because this short book brought me back to my childhood, reminding me of books I had nearly forgotten but loved as a kid.
What books are on your top ten of 2015 list?