A few weeks back, I talked about the books I read in 2015, mainly the unconscious variety I found on my list, both in terms of authors (new and familiar) and genre (ALL the genres).
But I didn’t mention anywhere among all those musings (ramblings, if you like, I won’t be offended) which books were my favorite.
A lot of people put out their Top Ten lists at this time of year. Not me. Nope, you’re getting my Fabulous, Fierce Five. Because narrowing it down to five choices is so much…better? I don’t know.
Behold! The Greylockian Best Reads of 2015:
5. The Greenlanders – Jane Smiley
4. All The Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
3. Dead Wake – Erik Larson
2. Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel
1. American Gods – Neil Gaiman
Putting these in order from 5 down to 1 was pretty difficult. Really, you could jumble these up and pull them out of a hat and I’d be satisfied. I’d say that’s a sure sign of quality–and a great year of reading!
And now, I’ll leave you with a pretty cover montage:
Have a lovely, book-filled holiday! See you in 2016!
3 thoughts on “Top Five Books of 2015”
Larson is a great writer. I will have to read his new book. Have you read ‘The Devil in the White City” or “Isaac’s Storm”?
Isn’t he?! I’ve read The Devil in the White City and In the Garden of Beasts. Both are top-notch. I’ll get around to his others eventually!
Agreed. The devil in the white city was my favorite. The look into the World Fair was so interesting. One of the best historical fiction authors in my humble opinion.