Below are my favorite books that I read this year, some may have been published many years ago but these are my top rated books from 2015.
A word about my rating system, I use a star rating system on my BookList spreadsheet. I rate anywhere from 1 star (Did Not Finish/Not Good) to 5 stars (Utter Perfection/No Complaints). I am rather stingy with my 5 stars so the books below also include some of my 4.5 star ratings (Near Perfection).
Author: Title: Rating: Category:
Sarah Donati Into the Wilderness 4.5 Historical Fiction
Diana Galbaldon An Echo in the Bone 5 Historical Fiction/Outlander #7
Harlan Coben The Stranger 5 Mystery/Thriller
Kristen Hannah The Nightingale 5 Historical Fiction
Christina Lauren Beautiful Stranger 5 Romance/Beautiful Series
Jojo Moyes Me Before You 4.5 Fiction
Melanie Harlow Frenched 5 Romance/Frenched Series #1
H. Cocks & J. Morgan The Royal We 5 Fiction
Helena Hunting Pucked 4.5 Romance/Pucked Series #1
Colleen Hoover November 9 4.5 Fiction/New Adult
PD James Death Comes to Pemberly 4.5 Fiction
Alice Clayton Nutz 4.5 Romance
Harlan Coben Gone for Good 4.5 Mystery/Thriller
As you can see I read many different genres but I was on a bit of a romance kick this year. I found some really amazing new authors (Helena Hunting, Colleen Hoover) but also enjoyed some old favorites (Harlan Coben, Christina Lauren). Harlan Coben is always a good read for me as I have never not loved a single one of his books!
If I had to pick an absolute favorite/You Must Read This for the year I would recommend for Romance buffs:
If you are more inclined toward fiction or thrillers:
Again, Harlan Coben is #1 in my opinion
Jane Austen fans will love Death Comes to Pemberly, and I have recommended the Outlander series and The Nightingale to everyone I know!
Here’s to an amazing 2016 full of great reads!