07 January 2016

Our Read-Aloud Favorites of 2015

Our reading together suffered somewhat over this past year, as it has become more and more difficult to find blocks of time when both I and my listeners are available.  Given our barista's work schedule and our ballerina's dancing regimen, in addition to the usual church and school routines, we weren't able to read as many books as in previous years.  Nevertheless, we still made it through three dozen books together, and, as our custom has been, we recently voted on our favorite books (or series of books) of those that we read and heard in 2015.  So, here follows the top dozen in order of preference (note that there were ties for third and ninth place):

Top Twelve Read-Aloud Favorites of 2015

1. Mister Max (trilogy), by Cynthia Voigt

2. The Unwanteds (series of 6 books so far), by Lisa McMann

3. Chronicles of Egg (trilogy), by Geoff Rodkey

3. Storm of Lightning (book 5 in the Michael Vey series),
by Richard Paul Evans

5. Revealed, and Redeemed (books 6 & 7 in the Missing series),
by Margaret Peterson Haddix

6. 100 Cupboards (trilogy), by N. D. Wilson

7. The Clockwork Three, by Matthew J. Kirby

8. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein

9. The Grimm Legacy, and The Wells Bequest, by Polly Shulman

9. Books of Umber (trilogy), by P. W. Catanese

11. The Year of Shadow, by Claire Legrand

12. The 13th Reality (series of 4 books), by James Dashner

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