FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2015
- •Undertow, Michael BuckleyYA novel about a girl living in a broken down Coney Island town who falls in love with the prince of a different (alien?) species who have risen from the sea. Subtexts of racism and bullying. Really wonderful.
- •The Astrologer's Daughter, Rebecca LimThe protagonist (the astrologer's daughter) tries to be invisible and completely self reliant, but when her mother disappears she has to ask for help from a couple of unlikely characters, including a handsome classmate who she thought hated her (okay, shades of Twilight here, but still).
- •All the Old Knives, Olen SteinhauerA reunion of two spies six years after they were lovers and involved in a hostage situation that went terribly wrong and was never adequately explained.
- •The Martian, Andy WeirI hesitated to read this one because it sounded so bleak, but once I read it, I really loved it. Haven't seen the movie yet, although it's on my list.
- •The Passenger, Lisa LutzOne of my favorite scenarios--heroine leaves home and reinvents herself.