Welcome to the end of 2015! First, I’ll share what I read in December.
- Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, by Ann Voskamp: I absolutely love this family Advent book. From Genesis into the New Testament, we got to see how God was preparing the Greatest Gift throughout all of history.
- The Greatest Gift, by Ann Voskamp: The grown-up version of the above book. I love starting my mornings in December with these readings.
- Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, edited by Nancy Guthrie: Short but meaty thoughts on Advent from a variety of authors. This is another yearly read!
- The Hiding Place, by Corrie ten Boom: Whoa. This book was a crazy-powerful account of how God used faithful Christians to be a light during the Holocaust and beyond. So convicting.
- In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume: Though I was a Judy Blume devotee as a kid, I hadn’t read any of her adult-geared novels until now. The story wasn’t my favorite, but it was an engaging quick read on some sick days this month.
- Shopaholic to the Rescue, by Sophie Kinsella: I’ve read all the Shopaholic books and will continue to do so, even though I think the story quality has devolved over time. This was a quick, silly, fluffy read that I enjoyed nonetheless.
And now, for my best books of 2015…
Tied for First Place: The Hiding Place and All the Light We Cannot See. both WWII-era books; one is non-fiction, one is fiction. Both of them I could not put down and stayed up way too late reading.
Second Place: The Antelope in the Living Room. I’m not really a laugh-out-loud kind of person, but this memoir had me bursting out laughing all throughout the book. I love memoirs, and this one was no exception.
Honorable Mention: Just Mercy. This book has stuck with me and gave me a better understanding of how racism still plagues our country.
Seriously, read all of these!
How did my 2015 reading plan go? I read 16 (and two halves!) of the 32 books. I went off-list quite a bit, ending up with 38 books read in 2015.
I’m not going to post a list for 2016, but my general plan is to read through the books already on my Kindle and on my Amazon list. I plan to continue posting monthly updates, although I’m guessing that the summer lists will be “what I watched overnight on Netflix” lists instead of book lists as I’ll be caring for our new baby!
See y’all in 2016!
What was your top book for 2015? I’m always looking for great new book suggestions!