Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Kelly's 2015 Book Recommendations

*Sorry for the hiatus. It was part technical difficulties and part lack of time. I’ll be back at least once more this week to do a Max update. After that, who can really be sure :) 

I haven’t been able to totally interest myself in book podcasts, but I do love the book recommendation ones so this year I’m going to try to do my own book recommendations. Of course I don’t have people writing to me asking what I would recommend for so and so, but we can pretend. These are based on books I read in 2015 only. Lots of good ones to choose from!

Sorry in advance for the weird sizing of the books. 

If you are in the mood for something different...

Books2015and Hyperbole2

A story told through poetry and a comic series, these two have nothing in common with each other and are unlike the books that most people I know read. Despite how different they are, and maybe because they are so different, I recommend both of them. 

If you want to read nonfiction that reads like fiction...

Books2015 7

Eric reads nonfiction before bed because it won’t suck him in and keep him awake. But this one will. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 

If you like to read...

Books2015 11

Seriously, this book is for everyone. I don’t know anyone who didn’t like it. It’s got comedy, adventure, science and so much more. Some parts do get a bit technical, but I promise it won’t ruin the story if you just skim those. 

If you love historical fiction...

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Which I think is everyone I know who reads. Ha. 

If you want a young adult book with a unique love story and a taste of the immigrant experience...

Books2015 9

You’ll never learn what it’s like to be an immigrant from a book, but this will give you a glimpse. It will also invite you into a young love story that differs from the typical one quite a bit. I read this book in about two days while sick, so I think it’s a quick but really good read. 

If you have ever dreamed about living on a summer island in the offseason, or enjoy stories about people starting over...

Books2015 4

While Still Alice is my favorite Lisa Genova book, I learned to love some of her other books this year. I’d definitely recommend this one along with Inside the O’Briens.

If you like psychological thrillers/ being kind of freaked out.


I feel like these type of books are in right now… Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, Girl on a Train, etc. These two were both good but less popular. 

If you are planning a trip to Savannah...


I know, you probably aren’t, but you should. It’s a beautiful, small southern city. They have amazing food, tons of history and things to do, and most importantly you can order a drink at a bar and take it out on the street to enjoy their beautiful warm weather. While you are there, read this amazing book and then have fun walking by all the places you are reading about. 

If you want a quick-read, page-turner...


This book was recommended to me by a friend at work and I got it for free on my Kindle. The perfect book for reading in one weekend or on a plane ride. 

Let me know if you try any of these books and leave me a recommendation in the comments!