2015: Year in Review

What time is it?


No, really. It's time to take a gander at my favorites from 2015. (Please remember that all the books I read in 2015 aren't necessarily published in 2015. Sometimes I am ahead of the game; sometimes behind.)

Number of posts: 122
Number of books reviewed: 99 (ye gods; really? weaksauce)

Favorite MG
Orbiting Jupiter (this one could go YA or MG)
Roller Girl

Favorite YA
Goodbye Stranger (this too could go YA or MG)
Read Between the Lines

Favorite adult
Furiously Happy

Favorite discoveries of backlist awesomeness
Phoebe and her Unicorn
Missile Mouse

Favorite jackets
Good Mourning
Circus Mirandus
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda


Penguins with People Problems: Review Haiku

You're going to wish
you'd gotten this in your stocking.
(Commence guffaws.)

Penguins with People Problems by Mary Laura Philpott. Penguin, 2015, 112 pages.


Rutabaga the Adventure Chef: Review Haiku

Your new favorite
charmingly ridiculous
culinary hero.

Rutabaga the Adventure Chef Book 1 by Eric Colossal. Amulet, 2015, 127 pages.


Harriet the Invincible: Review Haiku

A rodential twist
on fairy tales, with one
kicka$$ heroine. Sweet.

The Hamster Princess #1: Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon. Dial, 2015, 242 pages.


The Hired Girl: Review Haiku

Farm girl flees to big
city; learns more than she
ever knew possible.

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz. Candlewick, 2015, 387 pages.


Unfinished Business: Review Haiku

Clear-eyed assessment
of problems and solutions
with work and family.

Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family by Anne-Marie Slaughter. Random, 2015, 328 pages.


Exquisite Corpse: Review Haiku

Well, if this is not
delicious, shocking revenge,
I don't know what is.

Exquisite Corpse by Penelope Bagieu. First Second, 2015, 124 pages.


PrinceLESS: Review Haiku

If Merida and
Tiana aren't independent
enough for you . . .

PrinceLESS series by Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin. Action Lab Entertainment, 2014, 118 pages.


Lafayette and the American Revolution: Review Haiku

The truth behind the
perfection of Daveed Diggs.
Rebel with a cause.

Lafayette and the American Revolution by Russell Freedman. Holiday House, 2010, 88 pages.


Orbiting Jupiter: Review Haiku

Tough stuff told beautifully
by a master of
the form. Age issues?

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt. Clarion, 2015, 192 pages.


TOMORROW: Come to the Advent Fair!

Local peeps, get your holiday shopping done at the annual St. Paul's Advent Fair! 9:00am to 2:00pm, 100 Pine Hill Road in Bedford.



Come Rain or Come Shine: Review Haiku

Just as sweet as
orange marmalade cake -- and just
as believable.

Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon. Putnam, 2015, 304 pages.