Wednesday, February 17, 2016

My favorite book of 2015

It's February, and I'm finally declaring my favorite book of 2015.  I feel like everyone did this two months ago, but I wasn't ready to declare myself yet.

I think about this book often.  I think about the sheer joy I felt bouncing along with the author's words as his brave protagonist faced every day of tricky seventh grade.  I think about the quiet way he handled a moment of faith between two unlikely allies.  I think about rats.  I think about cream puffs.  I think about how I wanted to write just like this when I read it.  I think about Shakespeare and how I should give it another chance.  I think about tough teachers and all the big things we go through in school and life.  I think about how I felt a fondness for the book as soon as I finished it.

My favorite book of 2015 was The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.  It wasn't published this year, but this year is when I read it.

I totally prefer this cover.

Runner-ups include:

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather
The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel

You can check out how this compares to my mid-year reading roundup right here.

What was your favorite book of 2015, published then or earlier?


  1. I will have to check that book out. I love books that stay with you well after they are read. Well, only if they invoke good thoughts,lol,you know exactly what I mean!!

    1. Yes! Yes, I know exactly what you mean!