Books I Read in 2015

Once again, I’m sharing a list of everything I read this year. Books are rated on a totally subjective scale of 1-5 stars. In short, here’s what each rating means:

  • * I couldn’t finish reading it, I hated it so much
  • ** I finished the book, but I wish I had the hours back I spent on it
  • *** It was about as expected, glad I read it but I wouldn’t recommend it
  • **** I really enjoyed reading the book, and would definitely recommend it to others
  • **** I MUST OWN THIS NOW! I want to reread it over and over and over

Obviously this means that very few books score 1 or 5 stars.

Highs and Lows

This year the winners were Words of Radiance (unsurprising, since Sanderson is my favorite fantasy author), Sophie’s Choice, and In the Unlikely Event – a new book by Judy Blume. There were also a few rereads of favorite books from childhood (Walk Two Moons and Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself) which also scored five stars.

There were no one star reviews this year, and overall just a fun year of reading. On to 2016!

But first, here are the books I read in 2015. (And, if you’re interested, 2014, 2013, and 2012.)

Books I Read in 2015

  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Muriel Spark****
  • The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger***
  • Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson*****
  • Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie****
  • Wild Girls, by Mary Steward Atwell**
  • The Confessions of Nat Turner, by William Styron***
  • Breasts, a natural and unnatural history, by Florence Williams**
  • W is for Wasted, by Sue Grafton***
  • I Know this Much is True, by Wally Lamb****
  • As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Brice, by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden***
  • The Ten Year Nap, by Meg Wolitzer**
  • Anathem, by Neal Stephenson***
  • Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson***
  • The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen**
  • High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby****
  • The Crying of Lot 49, by Thomas Pynchon**
  • Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron*****
  • The Dante Club, by Matthew Pearl***
  • The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, by Michael Chabon***
  • Brain on Fire, by Susannah Cahalan****
  • Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner****
  • Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman****
  • Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert****
  • Choose Your Own Autobiography, by Neil Patrick Harris***
  • Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself, by Judy Bloom*****
  • Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech*****
  • Child of the Owl, by Lawrence Yep****
  • Steelheart, by Brandon Sanderson****
  • Firefight, by Brandon Sanderson ****
  • The Virgin Suicides, by Jeffrey Eugenides***
  • Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe****
  • The Queen of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen*****
  • The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kid****
  • The Dive at Clausen’s Peer, by Ann Packer***
  • Loitering without Intent, by Muriel Spark***
  • Invasion of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen*****
  • Wild, by Cheryl Strayed***
  • Paper Towns, by John Green****
  • Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte****
  • The Optimist’s Daughter, by Eudora Welty***
  • In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Bloom*****
  • Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson**
  • Bel Canto, by Ann Pratchett***
  • Nickle and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich****
  • Daisy Miller, by Henry James***

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