2015 was another great year for debuts! Two of these books (Bull Mountain, My Sunshine Away) also made my overall Best Books of 2015 list.
  1. Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich
    Literary Grit Lit thriller
  2. Girl at War by Sara Novic
    Story of a young girl's experience growing up in wartime Croatia
  3. My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh
    Southern literary fiction with a bit of suspense
  4. Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
    A "quiet until it's not" book about a young girl taken by her survivalist father to live in a remote woods.
  5. Pretty Ugly by Kirker Butler
    Satire about child beauty pageants
  6. The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young
    Southern family drama page turner
  7. The Shore by Sara Taylor
    Gritty, raw linked short stories set on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, spanning multiple centuries
  8. The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson
    Coming of age story with generational and cultural clashes set mostly in Barbados