Must Read Novels of 2015

Lots of book love.

So many books.

No ability to slow down time.

These are the things I know to be true. This list allows me to keep track of the titles I don’t want to miss or forget about when I hear about the latest and greatest titles being talked about. I belong to wonderful book loving communities – I am always hearing about incredible books.

This year I am keeping this list at 24 and trying to read them all. Of course, I plan to read many more books over the year. This will be 24 of what I hope will be at least 80 novels in total.

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I chose these titles for a variety of reasons: they are written by beloved authors, they are next in a series I like, I have seen my #nerdybookclub and #IMWAYR friends give them high praise, etc. Many good reasons leads to a fantastic #MustReadin2015 list!

To read more about the challenge and add your list, read here: #MustReadin2015

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Shared alphabetically by author.

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt  (Read December 21st 2015 4/5 stars)

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall (Read July 3rd 2015 5/5 stars)

The Penderwicks in Spring

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper (Read December 24th 2015 4/5 stars)

Stella by Starlight

The Shadowhand Covenant by Brian Farrey (this will be a family read aloud) (Read May 11th 2015 4/5 stars)


Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart (Read August 27th 2015 5/5 stars)

Death by Toilet Paper

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff (Read July 12th 2015 4/5 stars)

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (Read July 1st 2015 5/5 stars)

Fish in a Tree

How to Outrun a Crocodile when Your Shoes are Untied by Jess Keating  (Read January 11th 2015 4/5 stars)

How to Outrun a Crocodile when Your Shoes are Untied

Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly  (Read May 31st 2015 4/5 stars)

Blackbird Fly

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King (Read January 3rd 2015 5/5 stars)

Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy  (Read February 8th 2015 5/5 stars)

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

Egg and Spoon

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (Read January 25th 2015 5/5 stars)

The Sky is Everywhere

Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen (this will be a family read aloud)

Mark of the Thief

West of the Moon by Margi Preus

West of the Moon

Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose

Blue Birds

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (Read April 25th 2015 5/5 stars)

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell  (Read March 14th 2015 5/5 stars)

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

The Way to Stay in Destiny by Augusta Scattergood

The Way to Stay in Destiny by Augusta Scattergood

Jack by Liesl Shurtliff (this will be a classroom read aloud) (Read June 24th 6th 2015 5/5 stars)Jack by Liesl Shurtliff

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith  (Read January 6th 2015 5/5 stars)

100 Sideways Miles

The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern  (Read April 7th 2015 5/5 stars)

The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern

The Whisper by Aaron Starmer


Arcady’s Goal by Eugene Yelchin (Read March13th 2015 5/5 stars)

Arcady's Goal by Eugene Yelchin

 What novels are at the top of your TBR list? Please share! 

9 thoughts on “Must Read Novels of 2015

  1. I’ve read some, & some are in my house, but ‘not’ on the list. Maybe I’ll get to them, maybe not. Having a YA class is cutting into my middle grade reading time. I keep needing to read the YA. But anyway, it’s a great list, Carrie-will now check in on the others! Thanks much!

  2. Sometimes I get scared to make a list. Then I feel like I have to read those before I can add new ones. Then other times I think making a list will help me remember the great ones. I have saved this list because you have never steered me wrong. Happy new year!

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