By the conclusion of 2015, I will have read 40 books. 41, if I can squeeze one more in before the holidays hit for real.
This is the time of year everyone is posting their top x of 2015 listicles (list posts), and I’ve never really done that. So I thought I’d hop on the bandwagon, try it out, see how it goes.
But I didn’t want this to be just any ordinary end-of-year favorites post. Even if I did want to make it about books, since I’m a writer and that automatically makes me a reader. So instead of telling you my top five books from this year’s reading list, I’ve pulled five sentences from books I read in 2015, which I think capture the beauty of each in a different way.
You can watch the video right here.
“Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth.” (Orson Scott Card, p. 2)
Tell the Wolves I’m Home
“Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them.” (Carol Rifka Brunt, p. 347)
The Casual Vacancy
“He saw the boy, chocolate-stained, ill-kempt and unappealing, and walked past, his happiness in tatters.” (J.K. Rowling, p. 459)
“You always think you want to be noticed. Until you are.” (Sarah Dessen)
Looking for Alaska
“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.” (John Green, p. 111*)
What did you read this year? More importantly, which pieces of those stories have stuck with you?
*10th anniversary edition, hardcover
Image courtesy of Novelty Revisions.
Meg is the managing editor at College Lifestyles magazine, a guest contributor with Lifehack and a guest blogger for Food & Nutrition Magazine. She is an eight-time NaNoWriMo winner and has also written for Teen Ink and USA TODAY College. Follow Meg on Twitter.