Favorite Reads of 2015, Part 1: Books Published Before 2015

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Finally! It’s time to reveal some of my favorite reads of 2015! ūüėÄ

Last year I almost twice as many books as I did the year before, and a fair number of those books¬†were published before 2015. So, I’m going to share not one¬†year-end Top 10 list, but two!

Today’s will focus on my favorite¬†pre-2015 books I read last year. Each entry will include my reasons for its inclusion on this list and a link to the¬†full review. Also, since I like to keep you all¬†in suspense, the list will go in ascending order, from #10 to #1. ūüėČ Here they are:

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Recent Reads: October 2015

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Recent Reads is a monthly reading wrap-up, with mini-reviews of all the books I finished in the past month. I’ll also share what I’m currently reading and any¬†other books that are in the pipeline. Want to share your¬†bookish happenings, too? Feel free to do so in the Comments section at the end!

Something electric must be in the air. Out of the five books I read in October, I enjoyed four of them enough to write reviews. So, those¬†positive bookish vibes that made September a great month for reading haven’t gone away yet. ūüôā

What also made October a fun month for reading was¬†including two¬†“Halloween-ish” novels. Not scary horror stories by any means, but stories with a creepiness factor that fit the time of year. You’ll see what I mean as you check out the reviews, starting with my Read of the Month, which is…
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Stacking The Shelves, Vol. 19 & Field Trip: Boston Teen Author Festival 2015

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Stacking The Shelves is a weekly event hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that shares the books (both physical and virtual) that you recently purchased, borrowed from a fellow reader or the library, won from a giveaway, or received as gifts. Stacking The Shelves will post on Saturdays as new books are added to my shelves.

It’s time to report on the 2015 Boston Teen Author Festival! Since I wanted to tell you about the event, I’ve decided to make this post a combination of Stacking The Shelves (which I’ll link up at Tynga’s Reviews)¬†and¬†my Field Trip series. So, what you’re about to read is part photo diary, part written report with quotes and writing tips, and part BOOK SQUEE FEST. ūüėÄ

Um, as always, bear with me on the photo quality, especially the zoomed-in shots at BTAF. (I really, really need to get a new camera.) Otherwise, enjoy!

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