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BookLoons Recommended Reads 2015
by Hilary Williamson

Though I've been dreaming of a White Christmas, and playing the song on my harp all month, global warming and El Nino have conspired against us - there's no sign of snow in the forest surrounding our home and our lake remains unfrozen. The sky is bleak, but the holidays jingle joyfully towards us. Fruit cakes are drizzled, wreaths hung, the tree decorated, and gifts are piling up, ready to wrap.

Speaking of which, in my home we always give and receive books during the holidays. If you also have voracious readers on your list, look over our recommendations of the best of BookLoons 2015 reading below (limited to 3 per genre). These are mainly hardcovers - find rave reads most likely published in paperback in 2015 in our Recommended Reads 2014.

Contemporary Fantasy Historical
The Fifth Gospel
The Moment of Everything
The Jesus Cow
The Autumn Republic
The Providence of Fire
Shadows of Self
The Dream Lover
Five Night Stand
The Muralist
Mystery Mystery - Cozy Mystery - Historical
Last Ragged Breath
The Stranger
You Are Dead
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
A Ghostly Undertaking
A Death in the Family
The Invention of Fire
Jade Dragon Mountain
Where Monsters Dwell

Mystery - Int'l Mystery - Thriller Romance
Little Black Lies
Cold Cold Heart
Vanishing Games
The Exile
Lethal Consequences
SF Non-Fiction
The 3rd Woman
The Affinities
A Buzz in the Meadow
If the Oceans Were Ink
Water to the Angels
YA Fiction YA Fantasy/SF YA Non-Fiction
Damage Done
Say You Will
A School for Unusual Girls
The Scorpion Rules
Book: My Autobiography
Speak a Word for Freedom
Welcome to the Museum: Historium
No, Silly!
Oh No, George!
Princess Patty Meets Her Match

Find more book gift suggestions in our many previous Holiday Columns. And if we missed any of your own 2015 favorites, please write and tell us about them.

All of us at BookLoons wish you and yours the best of times, the happiest of
holidays, and a joyous, healthy, prosperous and peaceful 2016!!

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