MY FAVORITE FICTION OF 2015

Not all released in 2015, but of the 106 books I read last year, these are my top 10 in the order I read them. (Most of these pictures come from my Instagram, where I usually post what I'm currently reading. Feel free to follow! kristinhines)
  1. 1.
    Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
    I love Gaiman. This book of short stories was exactly as creepy as I wanted it to be, and often funny also. Brilliant.
  2. 2.
    Cuckoo's Calling/The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
    Aka JK Rowling. I finally got around to these and I'm in love. It's somewhat maddening that Jo is such a genius who can create the magical world of Harry Potter AND the world of these novels/characters. Excited to read the 3rd one this year.
  3. 3.
    Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
    I spent a lot of my reading time this year catching up on classics I should've read as a kid but somehow never got around to. SO many of them were absolutely delightful, but this one tops them all. Anne Shirley is my hero.
  4. 4.
    Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
    I was instantly drawn in to the world of this novel and I didn't want to stop reading. I started it on a mission trip and, no matter how exhausted I was at the end of every day, I just had to get in at least a few chapters before crashing.
  5. 5.
    The Martian by Andy Weir
    Probably my favorite book of the whole year. It was exciting, hilarious, emotional, gripping...just wonderful. And bonus: the movie was gorgeous and I loved it.
  6. 6.
    The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
    The story of what happened before and after a young woman who'd been kidnapped was found. It's told by 3 narrators - the investigating cop, the mother, and the kidnapper. Great storytelling, great mystery.
  7. 7.
    Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
    We picked this for my book club based solely on its description on Amazon. But once I started reading, I realized it takes place in Ft. Worth, Texas - my city! I was drawn in by the fantastic story, but it was a little extra bit of fun to know so many of the places described.
  8. 8.
    The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
    This series was recommended to me right here on ListApp by @ChrisK! The most I knew about it before was that Disney made a movie called The Black Cauldron which was based on a book. I didn't know there was a whole series and I didn't know I'd love it so much.
  9. 9.
    A Damsel in Distress by PG Wodehouse
    I discovered Wodehouse at the end of 2014 and every book I read makes me love him more. This is the first I've read that isn't a Jeeves book, and it's probably my favorite of his so far.
  10. 10.
    The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
    Another book club pick. I read almost the whole thing on a flight and wished we could taxi a little longer so I could finish. In some ways it's a predictable YA novel, but in other ways it really surprised me.