Top 10 Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

My Top 10

Today I’m linking up with Broke and Bookish to talk about my Top 10 Favorite Books that I’ve read so far this year. Earlier this year, I was supposed to write about my favorite books from the past few years, but I limited it to the past year because, well, let’s face it, I didn’t read much after college. (I’m a terrible English major, I know…)

In no particular order, here are my top 10 favorites that I’ve read so far in 2015! (The titles are clickable to get to the Goodreads page!)

Astonish Me Title

astonish me


This wasn’t a light read, but it was thought provoking and interesting.

modern romance title

Modern Romance

Oh, wow. Stick around for my full review tomorrow, but it was hilarious, well researched, and informative.


Yes Please

yes please

Amy Poehler was hilarious and candid in this autobiography. Loved it.

Where All Light Tends to Go title

Where All Light Tends to Go

David Joy wrote a heart-wrenching and beautiful novel. I can’t wait to read more from him in the future.

dear daughter title

Dear Daughter

While Dear Daughter was no great work of literature, it was hysterical. I also think I read it at the right point in my life when I really needed something funny.

everything changes title

everything changes

I’ve read all but on Tropper novel. This novel, which was written earlier in his career, didn’t have the ambiguous ending that Tropper seems to be favoring these years, so I liked the cleaner, warmer ending.The Bookman's Tale Title

the bookman's tale

I read Lovett’s second novel, first. I backtracked and read his first novel, which I loved even more. In fact, it’s one of my favorite that I read this year!

Into the Tangle of Friendship Title

into the tangle of friendship

I don’t typically read non-fiction or memoirs. However, I picked up Kephart’s memoir on friendship because friendship is a topic that is near, or shall I say, very far, from my heart right now. I honestly enjoyed her reflections, especially on how she has wanted friendships that never turned into anything, watching her son make friends on the playground, or how she maintained friends throughout the years.



The Invention of Wings Title 2

The Invention of Wings

My first exposure to Sue Monk Kidd was The Secret Life of Bees, which I read for my Southern Lit class in college. When I picked up The Invention of Wings when I saw it popping up all over my Goodreads feed, I knew that I had to read it. I couldn’t put it down!

This is Where I Leave You title

this is where i leave you

This is Where I Leave You was the first Tropper novel that I read. I picked it up because the movie version was star-packed. Once I read the novel, though, I was confused about how it would translate onto the screen, since the novel is mostly introspective. In my opinion, it didn’t translate well, despite the excellent work by all of the actors and the fact that Tropper wrote the screenplay. So, I highly recommend the novel over the movie. But, watch the movie if you have two hours because the star-studded film was still kind of fun.

What have been the best novels you’ve read so far this year?



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  • Kate Mitchell | June 30, 2015 | Reply

    I love this list! I’ve read none of them, which means these are 10 suggestions for what I should read. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sarah @ Seriously, Sarah? | July 3, 2015 | Reply

      None? Modern Romance and Yes Please were great to listen to for a laugh when I felt bad, but my head hurt too badly to watch TV. They were hilarious. I don’t know if you’d like Tropper novels, but if you try one, start with This is Where I Leave You! You could probably picture them better than me, since I’ve never been as far north as where they take place 🙂

  • Kristen @ SYIAP | June 30, 2015 | Reply

    i have only read one of these (this is where i leave you) the rest are on my list! modern romance looks good, can’t wait to read your thoughts!

    • Sarah @ Seriously, Sarah? | July 3, 2015 | Reply

      What?! I can’t believe you haven’t read more of them. Modern Romance was so good my husband listened to the audiobook. I think you would like Everything Changes. It is probably my other favorite Tropper novel.
      You would also love Yes Please, Astonish Me, and The Bookmans Tale (I think you’d LOVE that one. Much better than his second novel!)

  • Ellie | June 30, 2015 | Reply

    I really enjoyed Astonish Me last year.

  • Sarah @ Seriously, Sarah? | July 3, 2015 | Reply

    Still Alice is the only one of those that I’ve read! I’ll have to add some of those to my TBR list! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Amy @ Set Free | July 6, 2015 | Reply

    Yes Please and the Invention of Wings are both on my list. Glad to hear you liked them so much!!

  • Rebecca Chapman | July 8, 2015 | Reply

    There are so many of these that I want to read! Did love Astonish Me and This Is Where I Leave You. But you knew that 🙂

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