Favorite Books of 2015
Picking my favorite books is always a tricky endeavor. It depends so much on my mood, energy level and expectations. Sometimes a book is a favorite for being light and fluffy and the perfect thing to take my mind off of deeper issues. Sometimes a book is a favorite because it sparks conversations or takes me on a journey or inspires deeper understanding of an interesting topic.
I don’t define a “favorite book” the same way across the board. My main measure of a good book is if I continue thinking about it after I’ve finished reading. If I’ve been inspired by the story enough to dwell on it, or if I think about the characters and the changes they made or if I remember facts and interesting tidbits, I know the book was good.
The ability to fit all of these needs is one of the main reasons why I love reading. But it also makes it difficult to recommend books to others. You may not be in the same position I’m in. You might not be struck by these books like I was, but these 17 books made an impact on my year. I’d like to share them with you.