My Favorite—Not So Favorite— Books Read In 2015 (So Far)

It’s the end of April and we’re a quarter of the way through the year. I’ve managed to read 15 books up to this point and I’d like to share my favorites, and not so favorites.

Let’s start with the flops.

3. Six Years- Harlan Coben: I’m usually a huge Coben fan, but this one fell flat. It had enough twists to keep me from stopping, but it’s not his best work. 2.5 stars out of 5.

2. Poison Pill- Glenn Kaplan: I didn’t have high expectations going into this— it didn’t let me down. It was comical at times when it wasn’t supposed to be. The characters were— blah. It did have a lot of action. 2.5 stars out of 5.

1. The Leftovers- Tom Perrotta: It just didn’t do it for me. It had memorable characters and that’s it. It was just interesting enough to make me finish it. I should mention, I rarely quit on a book. 2 stars out of 5.

Now for the winners!

3. Tuesdays With Morrie- Mitch Albom: If you haven’t read this short book, read it soon. The way the man looked at the end of his life was inspirational. You won’t regret it. 3.5 stars out of 5.

2. Descent- Tim Johnston: A terrifying scenario plays out in this fast paced book. Characters are deeply flawed, but believable. This book will scare you. Especially if you have a daughter. 4 stars out of 5.

1. Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn: It’s been a long time since I enjoyed a book as much as this one. I almost broke my finger flipping through the last 200 pages. If you’ve seen the awful movie, don’t let it deter you. The book was fantastic. 4.5 stars out of 5.

It’s been fun reading so far this year. I’m on pace to read 60 books in 2015. (I don’t watch a lot of TV) That would be a personal record, though, I’m sure I’ll slow down— a little.

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