Books Read in 2015

Books that Jessica has read in 2015:

  1. Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
  2. The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen
  3. Birds of America, Lorrie Moore
  4. Gomillion v. Lightfoot, Bernard Taper
  5. Raise the Red Lantern, Su Tong
  6. The Children’s Book, A.S. Byatt
  7. Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami
  8. What We See When We Read, Peter Mendelsund
  9. Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
  10. The Confessions of Max Tivoli,  Andrew Sean Greer
  11. Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
  12. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
  13. Leaf Storm, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  14. Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay
  15. War of the Foxes, Richard Siken
  16. Snow Country, Yasunari Kawabata
  17. Wild, Cheryl Strayed
  18. The Strange Library, Haruki Murakami
  19. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  20. Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
  21. Half Broke Horses, Jeanette Walls
  22. Marcovaldo, Italo Calvino
  23. The Invisible Circus, Jennifer Egan
  24. Democracy, Joan Didion
  25. Train Dreams, Denis Johnson
  26. When the Emperor was Divine, Julie Otsuka
  27. All the Light We Cannot See: Anthony Doerr
  28. In the Miso Soup, Ryu Murakami
  29. Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
  30. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, Cheryl Strayed
  31. Autobiography of Red, Anne Carson
  32. Physics of the Impossible, Michio Kaku
  33. A Village Life, Louise Gluck
  34. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  35. Speak Now, Kenji Yoshino
  36. The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro
  37. Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
  38. Not that Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham
  39. Diving into the Wreck, Adrienne Rich
  40. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah
  41. The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman
  42. His Family, Ernest Poole
  43. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami
  44. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  45. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Helen Fielding
  46. Life of Pi, Yann Martel
  47. Room, Emma Donoghue
  48. Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari
  49. Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee
  50. Yes Please, Amy Poehler
  51. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
  52. The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert
  53. Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth, Adrienne Rich
  54. The Magicians, Lev Grossman
  55. The Gold Cell, Sharon Olds
  56. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
  57. The Magnificent Ambersons, Booth Tarkington
  58. 4:50 from Paddington, Agatha Christie
  59. Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks
  60. Right Ho, Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse
  61. H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
  62. The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
  63. Straight James Gay James, James Franco
  64. Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, Jon Krakauer
  65. Fox 8, George Saunders
  66. The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson
  67. Alice Adams, Booth Tarkington
  68. One of Ours, Willa Cather
  69. Rashomon, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
  70. The Winter’s Tale, William Shakespeare
  71. The Reason I Jump, Naoki Higashida
  72. We Should All be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  73. Teen Spirit, Francesca Lia Block
  74. The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch
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10 thoughts on “Books Read in 2015

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  2. That’s an eclectic list of books you’ve read, very impressive. I’m going to explore the ones I’ve never heard of now out of curiosity, which means my wish list will explode just as I cleared some books off of it lol.

    • Hmm to be honest, while I enjoyed Wolf Hall, I haven’t been tempted to read the other books in the series. I would say that both books are kind of slow-burners , if that makes sense? I didn’t actively enjoy The Children’s Book, but it is one of those books that has really stayed with me and impacted the way that I read and think about books and art. I’m sorry I am probably not being helpful in pushing you over any edges!

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