Welcome to my 2015 Reading List! I’ve decided to list the books I read here for you to check out and to also encourage myself to keep reading throughout the year. How terrible would it look if I’d only read 3 books this year? Not that you’re terrible if you only read 3 books a year. I personally pledged to read 25 books this year through Goodreads, and want to reach that goal. I’ll be frequently updating this page, so keep checking back. I’ll even do check-ins from time to time! Enjoy and feel free to comment below with your book suggestions!

2015 Update: I SMASHED my goal and read 45 books! 

Key: Italicized – Currently Reading

Bold – Completed


Yes Please by Amy Poehler, Nonfiction, Essays

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin – Nonfiction, Essays (finished in May)

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn  – Fiction, YA


It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini – Fiction, YA

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen – Classic Fiction 

The Dinner by Herman Koch – Fiction

A Catcher In The Rye – J.D. Salinger – Classic Fiction


One Plus One by Jojo Moyes – Contemporary Fiction

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston – Classic Fiction

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez – Contemporary Fiction 

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez – Classic Fiction 

The Space Between by Victoria H. Smith – Romance Fiction 

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – Classic Fiction

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling – YA Fiction 

JUNE – Mainly YA & Contemporary

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling 

The Book Thief by Mark Zusak

The Heiressess by Sara Shepard

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

She Matters: A Life in Friendships by Susanna Sonnenberg 

We Were Liars by e. lockhart 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (finished in July)

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

JULY – Friend Recommendations 

Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk, Fiction & Suspense

The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff, Fiction

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, Poetry, Memoir

Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova, Fiction

AUGUST – Diverse Female Writers (and the occasional Harry Potter read) 

Ain’t I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

SEPTEMBER – More Diverse Female Writers

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Mislaid by Nell Zink

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (not female)

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Anthem by Ayn Rand

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahesi Coates

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng


Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock


A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara 

Outlaw Culture by bell hooks

You Deserve a Drink by Mamrie Hart

Updated: January 20, 2016


  1. I don’t know if you enjoy reading crime/mystery but I’m reading The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) and am loving it. She’s got another book out with the same main character called The Silkworm and I’ll definitely be reading that next!

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