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Recently at work, our BookMatch committee was asked, “What was your favorite book of 2015?” I loved being asked this question in a work setting, as it motivated me to actually decide on some favorites (I quickly decided there had to be more than one!) Below you will find my list of faves, out of books that were published in 2015. What are yours? Click here to post it to a google form. which I will then report out in a blog post later this week! My only request is that they be books that were published in 2015.

Here are some of my favorite reads, in four different categories:

Picture books:

The Bus Is For Us by Michael Rosen

Bright Sky, Starry City by Uma Krishnaswami

Children’s Fiction:

Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Young Adult:

Symphony for the City of the Dead by M. T. Anderson


Why not me? by Mindy Kaling

Music for Wartime by Rebecca Makkai




So, I decided to follow in my friend Joy’s footsteps and join this weekly meme, begun by Sheila, of the Bookjourney blog. 

Here’s what I’m reading, currently:

Book: Tell Us We’re Home by Marina Budhos

Genre: Contemporary Realistic Young Adult fiction
Publisher: Atheneum
Publication date: May 2010
Paperback: 297 pages

Right now I’m on page 94…. and am loving it so far. The following is just a short something about the book, and not meant to be a review or even a complete musing. The setting is a richy-rich suburban town in NJ, and the main characters are not, like in most YA fiction set in such towns, bitchy rich girls, but rather, they are the three daughters of women who work as nannies and housekeepers for the families of the rich girls. While such a book might strike fear into the hearts of those who disdain didactic fiction, be not afraid! This book (so far) does no such thing. There are such nuances! Such perspicacity! Such heart!

July 2020