16 December 2015

My 2015 Reading Journal!

One of the highlights of my year as a debut author has been reading advance copies (or purchased ones) of books by other 2015 debut authors. Every few weeks (or several times in a single week), ARCs would arrive in the mail. Somehow, I found time to read them. And I didn't realize how MANY I had read until I made this list. FORTY-FIVE! 

I'm pretty sure this is the most books I've ever read in a single year. And they were ALL SO GOOD! Seriously. I'm not just saying that because I've become friends with so many of these authors, cheering each other on through this crazy year. There are so many amazing books on this list. I've pictured just a few of my faves.


A WORK OF ART by Melody Maysonet
AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir
BLACKBIRD FLY by Erin Entrada Kelly
BLOOD AND SALT by Kim Liggett
CITY OF SAVAGES by Lee Kelly
THE COST OF ALL THINGS by Maggie Lehman
DATING DOWN by Stefanie Lyons
DEAD TO ME by Mary McCoy
DENTON LITTLE’S DEATHDATE by Lance Rubin
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND by Katherine Holmes
EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU by Moriah McStay
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon
THE FIX by Natasha Sinel
FOR THE RECORD by Charlotte Huang
HONOR GIRL by Maggie Thrash
I AM HER REVENGE by Meredith Moore
IN A WORLD JUST RIGHT by Jen Brooks
JILLIAN CADE: (FAKE) PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR by Jen Klein
LARK RISING by Sandra Waugh
LOCK & MORI by Heather Petty
MADE YOU UP by Francesca Zappia
MONSTROUS by MarcyKate Connolly
MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera
MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES by Jasmine Warga
THE NIGHT WE SAID YES by Lauren Gibaldi
NONE OF THE ABOVE by I.W. Gregorio
NOT AFTER EVERYTHING by Michelle Levy
THE ONE THING by Marci Lyn Curtis
PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD by Michelle Falloff
THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY by Stephanie Oakes
SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli
SKYSCRAPING by Cordelia Jensen
TINY PRETTY THINGS by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
TRUEST by Jackie Lea Sommers
TUNNEL VISION by Susan Adrian
UNDER A PAINTED SKY by Stacey Lee
UNDERNEATH EVERYTHING by Marcy Beller Paul
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore
WE ALL LOOKED UP by Tommy Wallach
THE WITCH HUNTER by Virginia Boecker
WHEN REASON BREAKS by Cindy Rodriguez

I also read (by non-2015-debut authors):

THE WALLS AROUND US by Nova Ren Suma
HYPERBOLE AND A HALF by Allie Brosh
EL DEAFO by Cece Bell
WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green & David Leviathan

Books that haven't yet made their way to my mailbox on Fearless Fifteener ARC tours (but will soon), that I can't wait to read, include:

CONVICTION by Kelly Loy Gilbert
THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT by Melissa Grey
THE CONSPIRACY OF US by Maggie Hall
WRITTEN IN THE STARS by Aisha Saeed
FANS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE LIFE by Kate Scelsa
AN INFINITE NUMBER OF PARALLEL UNIVERSES by Randy Ribay
THIS MONSTROUS THING by Mackenzi Lee

And, finally, books currently in my possession that I hope to read over the holiday:

THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander (I've been saving it to savor on a quiet, cold day... but I did flip through it and fail to resist reading the poem "Ode to my hair" because that title! So good.)
MOSQUITOLAND by David Arnold
ALL AMERICAN BOYS by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely 
FROM WHERE I WATCH YOU by Sheila Grogan
ALICE IN WONDERLAND HIGH by Rachel Shane
RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
5 TO 1 by Holly Bodger

Which of these books did you love in 2015, or which are you hoping to receive as a gift this holiday season? Share your favorites or wish list in the comments below! 


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