Saturday, January 02, 2016

Books Read in 2015

Books Read in 2015 (links will be updated as I write the remaining reviews)


1. Soviet Ghosts - Rebecca Litchfield (page down for brief thoughts)
2. 1963: The Year of the Revolution - Ariel Leve and Robin Morgan
3. I Love You Near and Far - Marjorie B. Parker and J. Henry
4. Entertaining Judgment - Greg Garrett
5. Little Heathens - Mildred Armstrong Kalish
6. The Strange Library - Haruki Murakami (link leads to comment-based discussion only)
7. North of Boston - Elisabeth Elo
8. 1914: Poetry Remembers - Ed. by Carol Ann Duffy (page down for brief description)
9. Wonderstruck - Brian Selznick
10. A Dozen Cousins - L. Houran and S. Usher


11. Anneville: A Memoir of the Great Depression - Thomas G. Robinson
12. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
13. In the Loyal Mountains - Rick Bass
14. The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking - Olivia Laing
15. The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living - Joseph M. Marshall III
16. The Third Twin - C. J. Omololu
17. Even If the Sky Falls Down - Susan Jackson Bybee


18. The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams
19. Mademoiselle Chanel - C. W. Gortner
20. Still Alice - Lisa Genova
21. Evangeline - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
22. First Frost - Sarah Addison Allen
23. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History - Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
24. Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook - Brit Morin
25. Pure Drivel - Steve Martin
26. ABC Universe - The American Museum of Natural History
27. Brutal Youth - Anthony Breznican
28. Reasons to Stay Alive - Matt Haig


29. A Reunion of Ghosts - Judith Claire Mitchell
30. Falls Like Lightning - Shawn Grady
31. The Here and Now - Ann Brashares
32. Phenomenal Women - Maya Angelou
33. The Boy on the Wooden Box - Leon Leyson
34. The Rescue - Nicholas Sparks
35. Find the Good - Heather Lende
36. Where Robot Mice and Robot Men Run Round in Robot Towns - Ray Bradbury
37. House of Light - Mary Oliver
38. The Girl With All the Gifts - M. R. Carey
39. The Great Depression and WWII: 1929 - 1949 - George E. Stanley
40. On the Bus with Rosa Parks - Rita Dove
41. Children of the Great Depression - Russell Freedman
42. For the Term of His Natural Life - Marcus Clarke
43. Sleepy Puppy - Sterling Kids
44. Sleepy Kitty - Sterling Kids
45. Ten Days in a Mad-House - Nellie Bly


46. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
47. The Year My Mother Came Back - Alice Eve Cohen
48. There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do - Michael Ondaatje
49. Nine Horses - Billy Collins
50. This is Not a Test - Courtney Summers
51. Black Run - Antonio Manzini
52. Our Souls at Night - Kent Haruf
53. The Marbury Lens - Andrew Smith
54. How Penguin Says "Please" - A. Samoun and S. Watts
55. How Tiger Says "Thank You" - A. Samoun and S. Watts
56. Ally-saurus and the First Day of School - Richard Torrey
57. The Sixth Extinction - Elizabeth Kolbert


58. Too Loud a Solitude - Bohumil Hrabal
59. Temptation - Vaclav Havel
60. When the Moon is Low - Nadia Hashimi
61. Keep Your Friends Close - Paula Daly
62. Crooked Heart - Lissa Evans
63. Life in a Box is a Pretty Life - Dawn Lundy Martin
64. Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell
65. Extreme Food - Bear Grylls
66. Black Box - Julie Schumacher
67. The Pearl - John Steinbeck


68. When the Emperor was Divine - Julie Otsuka
69. Julia's Cats - P. Barey and T. Burson
70. Brutal Youth - Anthony Breznican (reread)
71. All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
72. On Bullshit - Harry G. Frankfurt
73. The Flying Circus - Susan Crandall
74. This Old Van - Kim Norman and Carolyn Conahan
75. Pamela - Samuel Richardson
76. Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of Seasons - Margaret Wise Brown


77. The Night Sister - Jennifer McMahon
78. Horrible Histories: Savage Stone Age - Terry Deary and Martin Brown
79. The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray - Robert Schnakenberg
80. Tenth of December - George Saunders
81. Salvage the Bones - Jesmyn Ward
82. Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders - Julianna Baggott
83. Your Alien - Tammi Sauer and Goro Fujita
84. Sloth Slept On - Frann Preston-Gannon
85. Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth - Jeff Anderson
86. Elwood Bigfoot: Wanted: Birdie Friends - Jill Esbaum and Nate Wragg
87. Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie - Lauren Redniss


88. The World According to Bob - James Bowen
89. Frozen Wild - Jim Arnosky
90. Ross Poldark - Winston Graham
91. Monster Trouble! - Lane Frederickson and Michael Robertson
92. Dining with Monsters - Agnese Baruzzi
93. The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings - Anna Llenas
94. Mind Your Monsters - Catherine Bailey and Oriol Vidal
95. Let Me Tell You - Shirley Jackson
96. Mud, Sweat, and Tears - Bear Grylls
97. Trigger Warning - Neil Gaiman
98. I Crawl Through It - A. S. King


99. Another Woman's Daughter - Fiona Sussman
100. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
101. Three Days in the Country - Patrick Marber
102. The Fortnight in September - R. C. Sherriff
103. Illuminae - Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
104. Five Children on the Western Front - Kate Saunders
105. Humans of New York: Stories - Brandon Stanton
106. The Tree - John Fowles
107. Sweet November - Aiken Morewood
108. Notorious RBG - I. Carmon and S. Knizhnick


109. Well Wished - Franny Billingsley (reread)
110. The Dust that Falls from Dreams - Louis de Bernieres
111. Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline (reread)
112. A Boy Called Christmas - Matt Haig
113. Tristan and Iseult (retelling) - Joseph Bèdier


114. I Love It When You Talk Retro - Ralph Keyes
115. Blue Christmas - Mary Kay Andrews
116. Love Letters from Mount Rushmore - Richard Cerasani
117. Hello? - Liza Wiemer
118. A Child's Christmas in Wales - Dylan Thomas
119. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Saenz
120. The Past - Tessa Hadley
121. Everything She Forgot - Lisa Ballantyne
122. Sherlock Chronicles - Steve Tribe

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  1. Wow! 122. I wish I could read that many a year. And you reviewed nearly all of them. Awesome!

    1. Well, I wrote *something* about most of them - sometimes just a paragraph, not always a full review. Thanks! I read a lot less in 2015 but that was deliberate. I granted myself permission to take some time reading chunksters if I felt like it. I'm happy. :)

  2. Look at all those books read! And, how awesome that you also wrote reviews for most. I am terrible about keeping up with the reviews. Hope this year will be a great one too!

    1. I'm pretty awful about keeping up reviews, too. I did a lot of mini reviews, this past year. I keep hoping someday I'll keep up better! Hopefully, this year. Hope you have an awesome reading year, Iliana!


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