BOOKS I READ IN 2015 AND MY THOUGHTS ON THEM

I feel like I read more, but I cant remember them all. It's been a long year!
  1. 1.
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles -Haruki Murakami
    I'm absolutely in love with Haruki Murakami. Such an amazing author. And the person who translated the book from Japanese to English is mad talented. He was able to keep it fresh, funny, and insightful. I'd suggest this to anyone who enjoys a bit of trippy reality.
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    Why Not Me? - @mindy
    Hilarious, encouraging, and insightful. I read it around the time I was interviewing to become a flight attendant. Mindy has this was of inspiring a reader to shine brighter than they did before. I shine pretty bright at my interview and got the job! Thanks @mindy! 🤗😘
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    A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby
    It's so funny how you can tell something is written by a British guy. This was my first experience with Nick Hornby's work and it was such a joy. I laughed and cried a little. It's a great read.
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    This is Where I Leave You - Jonathan Tropper
    OMG this book is all the feels. Not only did it make me want to be Jewish even more, but it also made me think that maybe my family isn't that crazy. I laughed and cried and laughed and cried. And the movie actually did it justice. What a blessing.
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    The Maze Runner Series - James Dashner
    Love these books! So fast paced and captivating. Seriously enjoyable. Not exceptional writing, but when you're creating a whole dystopian world, that's ok by me.
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    #girlboss - Sophia Amoruso
    Yassss y'all. This book gives life. Sophia has accomplished so much and is still humble. Her life lessons are practical and insightful. After reading this book I felt like I could conquer the world.
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    The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    This book is an odd and romantic melding of the impact of the US foster care system on the protagonist and the idea that flowers have specific meanings. It's a very odd connection, but such a nice read. I cried a little and learned a lot about flowers.
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    Love Does - Bob Goff
    This one is all about how we show love and being genuine in it. I enjoyed the book a lot. It's a combination of good stories and deep insights.
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    Blue Like Jazz - Donald Miller
    This guy was pretty good. I've heard a lot about it over the years, so it was nice to finally form an opinion on it. Donald Miller compares God to jazz in that we never know what to expect, but we can see his plan as beautiful if we want to. I thought it was a different approach in comparison to a lot of "Christian" books I've read.
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    The Lights Between Oceans - M. L. Stedman
    This one was good, but not life changing. It's written well. This was the first time I'd read a book based in Australia so that was pretty cool. And it was a lighthouse in Australia in the early 1900s so that was a really interesting look at the world.
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    The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
    Did I miss something here? Why did I not love this book as much as the rest of the world? It wasn't crazy twisted and it wasn't incredibly well written. I might be the only person in the world who thinks that, but I stand by my opinion.