2015 Chapter Book List: Books Read and Rated

For 2015, my goal is going to be 80 “new to me” novels.

I already have 24 of these titles picked out – they are on my Must Read in 2015 List.

For my own future reference, books will be rated on a 5 star system.

Abbreviations: EC: Early Chapter GN: Graphic Novel MG: Middle Grade YA: Young Adult A: Adult

#1 Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King (YA)

Date Read: January 3rd, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

#2 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith (YA)

Date Read: January 6th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

100 Sideways Miles

#3 How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes are Untied by Jess Keating (MG)

Date Read: January 11h, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

How to Outrun a Crocodile when Your Shoes are Untied

#4 Going Over by Beth Kephart (YA)

Date Read: January 17th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Going Over

#5 The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (YA)

Date Read: January 25th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

The Sky is Everywhere

#6 The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (MG/YA)

Date Read: February 1st, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars


#7 The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy (MG)

Date Read: February 8th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

#8 Girls Like Us by Gail Giles (YA)

Date Read: February 9th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Girls like us#9  The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds (YA)

Date Read: March 2nd, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

boy in the black suit

#10  How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon (YA)

Date Read: March 8th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

how it went down#11 When I was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds (YA)

Date Read: March 11th, 2015 Rating: 5/5 stars


#12  Arcady’s Goal by Eugene Yelchin (MG)

Date Read: March 12th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars


#13  Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell (MG)

Date Read: March 14th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars


#14  Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell (MG)

Date Read: March 18th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars


#15  All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (YA)

Date Read: March 29th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

All the Bright Places

#16  We Were Here by Matt de la Peña (YA)

Date Read: April 3rd, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

We Wre Here

#17  The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern (MG)

Date Read: April 7th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern

#18  Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero (YA)

Date Read: April 12th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Gabi A girl in pieces

#19  Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai (MG)

Date Read: April 19th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Listen, Slowly

#20  Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (YA)

Date Read: April 25th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

#21  The Truth about Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh (MG)

Date Read: May 3rd, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

The Truth about Twinkie Pie

#22  Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard (MG)

Date Read: May 5th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

Watch the Sky

#23  The Shadowhand Covenant  by Brian Farrey (MG)

Date Read: May 11th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars


#24  Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan (MG)

Date Read: May 16h, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars


#25  Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson (MG)

Date Read: May 17th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

2274780 Paper Things

#26  Zita the Space Girl by Ben Hatke (GN)

Date Read: May 19th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

Zita The SPace Girl

#27  Wish Girl by Nikki Loftin (MG)

Date Read: May 24th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Wish Girl

#28  Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly  (MG)

Date Read: May 31st, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

Blackbird Fly

#29  Son of a Gun by Anne de Graaf (YA)

Date Read: June 7th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

Son of a Gun

#30  Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles (MG)

Date Read: June 14th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Love, Ruby Lavender

#31  Jack by Liesl Shurliff (MG)

Date Read: June 24th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Jack by Liesl Shurtliff

#32 Call Me By My Name by John Ed Bradley (YA)

Date Read: June 30th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Call Me By My Name by John Ed Bradley –

#33  Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (MG)

Date Read: July 1st, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Fish In A Tree

#34  The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall (MG)

Date Read: July 3rd, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

The Penderwicks in Spring

#35  A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (A)

Date Read: July 4th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

A Long Way Gone- Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

#36 One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart (YA)

Date Read: July 5th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

One Thing Stolen

#37 The Paper Cowboy by Kristin Levine (MG)

Date Read: July 8th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

The Paper Cowboy

#38 Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff (MG)

Date Read: July 12th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff

#39 The Great Good Summer by Liz Garton Scanlon (MG)

Date Read: July 18th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars


#40 Phoebe and her Unicorn by Dana Simpson (GN)

Date Read: July 24th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Phoebe and her Unicorn

#41 A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (MG)

Date Read: July 26th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars


#42 Ruby on the Outside by Nora Raleigh Baskin (MG)

Date Read: July 28th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Ruby on the outside

#43 Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg (YA)

Date Read: July 29th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

Openly Straight

#44 None of the Above by I.W. Gregario (YA)

Date Read: August 1st, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars


#45 George by Alex Gino (MG)

Date Read: August 6th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars


#46 A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord (MG)

Date Read: August 9th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Handful of stars

#47 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (YA)

Date Read: August 14th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars


#48 Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (YA)

Date Read: August 23rd, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

#49 Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave by Jen White (MG)

Date Read: August 25th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave

#50 Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart (MG)

Date Read: August 27th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Death by Toilet Paper

#51 The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (YA)

Date Read: August 30th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

the house on mango street

#52 The Queen of Water by  Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango (YA)

Date Read: September 5th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

The Queen of Water cover

#53 Read Between the Lines by  Jo Knowles (YA)

Date Read: September 13th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

Read between the lines

#54 Hilo: The Boy who Crashed to the Earth by  Judd Winick (GN)

Date Read: September 20th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars


#55 The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens (A / YA)

Date Read: September 27th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars


#56 Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (A)

Date Read: October 10th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

Big Little Lies

#57 Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed (YA)

Date Read: October 12th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

written in the stars

#58 Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (YA)

Date Read: October 24th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

everything, everything

#59 I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan (YA)

Date Read: October 31st, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars


#60 Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan (YA)

Date Read: November 1st, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars


#61 The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (A)

Date Read: November 15th, 2015 Rating : 3/5 stars


#62  Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt (YA)

Date Read: November 22nd, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

Orbiting Jupiter

#63  Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate (MG)

Date Read: December 5th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars


#64  The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall (MG)

Date Read: December 13 th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

The Seventh Most Important Thing

#65  The True Blue Scouts of SugarMan Swamp by Kathy Appelt  (MG)

Date Read: December 21st, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

#66  Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper (MG)

Date Read: December 24th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

Stella by Starlight

#67  Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky (MG)

Date Read: December 25th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

Gracefully Grayson

#68  The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart (MG)

Date Read: December 26th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars


#69  The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (MG)

Date Read: December 27th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars

The War That Saved my Life 2

#70  This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki (GN)

Date Read: December 27th, 2015 Rating : 4/5 stars

This OneSUmmer

#71  The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell (MG)

Date Read: December 29th, 2015 Rating : 5/5 stars



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