January 1, 2016 Emily

What I Read in 2015

It is the end of another fantastic reading year! I read 108 books this year, all of which are listed below with their star rating. The pictures on the side indicate some of my favorite books I read this year, though a full post on that topic is to come! I hope you enjoy looking through my list; we may have some favorite books in common. Rereads have asterisks next to the ratings.

January:Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 11.11.50 PM

  1. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (3.5/5)
  2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (5/5)
  3. Let it Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, & Maureen Johnson (5/5)
  4. The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle (3.5/5)
  5. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (4/5)
  6. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour (5/5)
  7. Crash by Nicole Williams (1/5)
  8. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith (4/5)


9. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (5/5)Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 11.14.01 PM
10. Isla and the Happily Every After by Stephanie Perkins (4.5/5)
11. Half Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4/5)
12. Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4/5)
13. Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4/5)
14. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (4.5/5)
15. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover (5/5)
16. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (4/5)
17. Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout (3.5/5)
18. Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4/5)
19. Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4.5/5)
20. Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout (3/5)
21. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma (5/5)

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 11.15.15 PMMarch:

22. The Murder Complex by Lindsey Cummings (3/5)
23. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover (5/5)
24. Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover (4.5/5)
25. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (4/5)
26. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (4/5)
27. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (3.5/5)
28. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (4/5)
29. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles (2.5/5)
30. Slammed by Colleen Hoover (3/5)

April:Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 11.17.05 PM

31. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (4.5/5)
32. Stolen by Lucy Christopher (5/5)
33. I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios (5/5)
34. Mosquitoland by David Arnold (4/5)

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 11.18.17 PMMay:

35. Losing It by Cora Carmack (2.5/5)
36. Easy by Tammara Weber (3.75/5)
37. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (4.5/5)
38. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (5/5)
39. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (5/5)
40. The Martian by Andy Weir (5/5)


June:Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 11.19.35 PM

41. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West (3.5/5)
42. The Selection by Kiera Cass (5/5)
43. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen (3.5/5)
44. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (3.5/5)
45. Confess by Colleen Hoover (4/5)
46. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella (4.5/5)
47. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (5/5)
48. Extraordinary Means by Robin Schneider (4/5)
49. After by Anna Todd (4/5)
50. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (5/5)
51. The Elite by Kiera Cass (5/5)
52. The One by Kiera Cass (5/5)
53. A Court of Thorns and Roses (4/5)

July:Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 11.21.14 PM

54. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (4/5)
55. You by Caroline Kepnes (4.5/5)
56. The Heir by Kiera Cass (4/5)
57. Golden by Melinda Michaels (3/5)
58. Paper Towns by John Green (4.5/5)
59. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (5/5)
60. Just One Day by Gayle Forman (4.5/5)
61. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (4/5)
62. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han (5/5)
63. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Adieh (5/5)
64. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (3.5/5)
65. How to Love by Katie Cotugno (4.5/5)
66. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (5/5)
67. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (3/5)

August:Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 11.24.38 PM

68. It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han (5/5)
69. We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han(5/5)
70. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (5/5)*
71. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (3.5/5)
72. The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman (4.5/5)
73. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas (5/5)
74. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (5/5)
75. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (5/5)
76. The Giver by Lois Lowry (3.5/5)
77. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous (4/5)

September:Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 9.20.33 PM

78. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins (5/5)
79. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (5/5)
80. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (3.5/5)
81. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (5/5)
82. Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines (4/5)
83. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (4.75/5)
84. Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples (5/5)
85. Stay With Me by J. Lynn (3.5/5)


October:Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 11.26.43 PM

86. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (5/5)*
87. Sweet Thing by Renée Carlito (3/5)
88. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (5/5)*
89. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (5/5)*
90. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (4/5)
91. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (5/5)*


92. Find You in the Dark by A. Meredith Walters (3/5)Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 11.28.03 PM
93. Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young (4/5)
94. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (4.5/5)
95. Room by Emma Donoghue (4.5/5)
96. Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern (4.25/5)
97. Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amy Kaufman (4.5/5)
98. The Grown Up by Gillian Flynn (4/5)
99. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (5/5)
100. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (5/5)
101. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (5/5)
102. November 9 by Colleen Hoover (5/5)

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 11.29.28 PMDecember:

103. Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson (4.5/5)
104. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (3.75/5)
105. My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins (4/5)
106. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (5/5)*
107. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (5/5)*
108. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (5/5)*


I read some great books this year! In upcoming posts I’ll be discussing my favorite books of the year, most disappointing books of the year, and my 2016 bookish resolutions. I look forward to discussing all the books I read this year with you!

How many books did you read this year? Did you read any life changing or shocking books?

Happy reading,


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Comments (23)

  1. Wow, that is a lot of reading! Good for you!!! I remember back in college when I had sooo much time for reading and would hit the 100 mark so easily!

    I only read 38 books in 2015, but I plan on getting to 50 in 2016 – fingers crossed! I wrote about what I read in November and December here: http://www.booksandtrips.com/search/label/Books%20of%20the%20Month

    I did discover some good authors (Gillian Flynn), some amazing series (Tearling by Erika Johansen), saw another facet of JK Rowling (reading the books published under her new pseudonym – Richard Galbraith). It was a good year!

    • Good for you! I had a lot of free time this year, which I of course spent reading! I need to read JK Rowlings pseudonym books ASAP! Happy new year:)

  2. I’m so impressed by the fact that you read 108 books this year. I need to read a lot of the books you read and loved! I loved reading with you in 2015. Get ready for many more crazy nights of staying up late reading! 😉

  3. Nice list! There’s not much overlap between your 2015 list and mine, but we did both read The Giver and the Harry Potter books. Happy reading to you in 2016!

  4. “The reading force is strong in this one.” Pretty much every book on your Read in 2016 List I’ve either read or want to read. I still haven’t read The Giver, so I’m wondering why everybody calls it such a classic when so many reviews don’t rate it all that high. If you haaaad to choose, would you say you liked The Wrath and the Dawn or Ember in the Ashes better?

    • I’m not too big of a fan of The Giver, it was so average for me! Definitely Ember in the Ashes, I love The Wrath and the Dawn too, but Ember in the Ashes hands down!! Thanks so much for reading and commenting:)

  5. You are not doing too badly yourself with the number of books read. I have the Bell Jar on my to read list and am adding The Martian because of your recommendation. What a wonderful blog you have.

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