Sam Still Reading’s Books of the Year: Part 2 (2015 publications)

As I mentioned on Tuesday, I always have a difficult time choosing my favourite books of the year. There are just so many variables in what makes something a favourite for me! This year I am taking the lead of book bloggers I respect (such as The Writes of Woman) and dividing my list into 2015 and pre-2015 publication favourites. This is part 2 of 2, looking at my favourite books that were published in 2015. There are quite a few Aussie authors in here!

My favourites are listed in the order that I read them – if you would like to read my review of a particular book, just click on the cover.

Second Chance Island by Jenny Schwartz









“Jenny’s stories are ‘your life but better’ – they’re believable, yet give the reader that sense of escape.”

The Soldier’s Wife by Pamela Hart









“This is a book that you won’t want to tear yourself away from.”

Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova









“The emotional pull of Inside the O’Briens is great, but it’s also balanced with warm and funny family moments.”

The Underwriting by Michelle Miller









“There’s always something astounding on the next page…”

Almost Sincerely by Zoe Norton Lodge









“…you can’t move from the couch until you’ve finished it.”

The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth








“It has a cracking storyline, intrigue, romance and a finale that will blow your socks off.”

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara








“This book is a brick of emotion, beautifully rendered and utterly heartbreaking.”

The Patterson Girls by Rachael Johns








The Patterson Girls proves that Rachael Johns is a talented writer in any genre.”

The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood







“Each word practically zings off the pages.”

Nantucket by Harrison Young







Nantucket is an ever surprising story of the complexities of human relationships…”

Special mentions must also go to The Saddler Boys by Fiona Palmer, And on That Bombshell by Richard Porter, Northern Heat by Helene Young and Only We Know by Victoria Purman.

Do you agree with any of the books on my list? What have been your favourite books of 2015?



4 thoughts on “Sam Still Reading’s Books of the Year: Part 2 (2015 publications)

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  1. Thanks for including Nantucket – and happy reading in 2016. You might like my first published book, Partners. It came out in 2013 but is still on Amazon. The surprises start with the first sentence.


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