MY FIVE STAR READS - 2015 EDITION

Inspired by @mhawkeyem
  1. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
    The second in the Reckoners series. Really loved it and can't wait for Calamity!
  2. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
    Lived up to the hype.
  3. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    I learned a lot about the immigrant experience in America.
  4. Saga, volumes 2, 4 & 5 (by Brian K. Vaughan)
    If you like graphic novels you should be reading Saga (also be aware that it is quite adult in its content, so be prepared).
  5. The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob
    A sprawling novel about a family in India and after they move to the US.
  6. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
    Very inventive world. Really good read.
  7. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
    I loved the romance aspect and the story was excellent.
  8. The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron
    I really liked the characters - so well fleshed out.
  9. Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center
    This book made me really think about how I was focusing on negativity and I decided to try to orient more towards the positive. It's taking work but I think reading this changed me for the better.
  10. Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen
    A great book on how to improve your communication, manage emotions on both sides, and be more productive because you're not mired in misunderstanding.
  11. Year of Yes, by @shondarhimes
    Part memoir, part self help book. Made me actually laugh out loud (rare), and tear up a little. I am pushing this one on people hard right now.