My Favorite Books of 2015

I read and enjoyed many books in 2015, but the standouts are worth mentioning. All my reviews of books in the last several years are on Goodreads. As I looked over my completed reads this past year, I took excerpts from my reviews on Goodreads to share with you my favorites.

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Guest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

My review:

I devoured this book! The story was enthralling, and I rank it as one of the best books I have read this year! I listened to it on audio and Edward Herrmann was such a good reader, I will likely seek out other books he has recorded. The story was beautifully written with such vivid adjectives that the story came to life in my mind. Magnificent!

 

The Signature of All Things

My review:

Absolutely outstanding! I had read Eat, Love, Pray and thoroughly loved it. This book is incredibly different in style and has increased my admiration for the talent of Elizabeth Gilbert’s skill at crafting a marvelous tale. Her writing is excellent, and it was an absolute pleasure to read. I highly recommend it although I suspect it will be most enjoyed by females.

 

Bel Canto

My review:

I loved this book! So rich in feeling and sensory pleasure that I could almost hear the singing. A real treasure.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

My review:

This book was amazing! I am already into decluttering and this book showed me how to do it more practically. I am really motivated to continue to make my house a peaceful oasis with only the things I love within it. I have advocated this book to many friends and family and it will be one of my favorite books of the year!

 

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

My review:

This was a remarkable book that I will definitely read again! Each chapter contained so many pearls of wisdom and truths that I constantly highlighted and had many “ah-ha’s”. For anyone who wants to create art in any form, this is a must read.

 

Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives

My review:

When I read Journey of Souls a few months ago, it was mind-boggling and changed the way I looked at life and in particular my life. I felt the original book answered nagging questions in my mind and was also “trippy” and took me to what I call “la-la land” where I had to focus to become once again grounded on Earth. I purposely took several months off and read lots of other books before I picked up Destiny of Souls. I was a bit more ready for the ride to “la-la land” this time but still got taken away. I had to talk to people about what I was reading because I felt it was so profound. Fortunately, I found a few people who would listen and not think I was crazy! This book helped me to be more conscious and live my very best life now. It also helps me to be more forgiving of others and myself. It has elevated my life and will sustain me for a long time. Read Journey of Souls first and then this one if you liked the first one.

 

If you had a favorite book or two in 2015, please share with me by leaving a comment. Please connect with me on Goodreads.

Happy reading!

Comments

  1. Lisa… I read 32 books last year. My favorites were:
    The worst hard time, about the dust bowl.
    And I reread my favorite book
    The Quincunx by Charles Palliser.

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