Favorite Books in 2015

I am an avid reader, and with all the traveling this year, I got to read some really great ones. Here are some of my favs I read in 2015:

After You//The Boston Girl//The Butterfly and the Violin//Everything I Never Told You//Fates and Furies//For the Love//The Good Girl//Just Mercy//Lunch in Paris

If You're Only Going to Read One: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson is a fabulous book. He is an amazing and heartbreaking storyteller who really changed some of my long-standing opinions by showing some realities of the justice system.

Best Written Book: Fates and Furies is the best written book I have ever read. It tells the story of a marriage between two very interesting people, and Groff's writing style throughout the book perfectly reflects the narrative and characters. I need all y'all to read this because I am still having a hard time processing it all, but I absolutely loved this one. (Disclaimer: very adult content)

Best Quick Read: I read The Boston Girl in one afternoon. 85 year old Addie Baum tells her story of growing up in the early 20th Century to immigrant parents in Boston to her granddaughter, and it is funny and sad and flirty and inspiring.

Solid Christian Fiction: The Butterfly and the Violin is a historical Christian fiction novel set during WWII. I avoid most Christian fiction because some of it is...not great. I accidentally picked this one up at the library and was impressed with the story and the writing. This is Cambron's first book, and I really enjoyed it. The story is catching, and I look forward to reading her future books.

If You're Going for Suspense: The Good Girl is a really well-written story that will keep you guessing until the end. I can't give anything away, but it's good.

If You Love Food: Lunch in Paris is an adorable memoir about an American falling in love in Paris (with a man and the food) and figuring out how to find home.

If You Need Jesus and Some Laughs: For the Love is hilarious and hands out grace in handfuls. 

For Those Late to the Party: Everything I Never Told You won lots of awards in 2014, but I just got around to it this year. It's a compelling and heartbreaking story, something that will definitely leave you thinking.

Best Sequel: Me Before You is one of my all-time favorite books, so I was a little weary when I heard After You was the sequel. Jojo Moyes, though, is a great writer, and I enjoyed this one a lot, even if it wasn't quite the immediate favorite Me Before You was.

What were your favorite books of 2015?