BOOKS I READ IN 2015

I reached my 2015 reading goal today with almost a month to spare. I'll add to this, but wanted to celebrate. This does not include my Did Not Finishes. There are a lot of those.
  1. 1.
    Without You There Is No Us by Suki Kim
  2. 2.
    A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
    My 4th read through of the A Song of Ice and Fire Series. This story is an old friend about whom I'm still learning new things.
  3. 3.
    A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
  4. 4.
    A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
  5. 5.
    A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
  6. 6.
    A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin
  7. 7.
    Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
  8. 8.
    A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
    This book wrecked me. You need those books every now and then.
  9. 9.
    Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates
    I don't even know what to say. Beautiful writing and a voice I needed to hear.
  10. 10.
    Bird Box by Josh Malerman
    Total Mind Fuck
  11. 11.
    Euphoria by Lily King
  12. 12.
    Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff
    I didn't like it as much as I thought I'd like it, but I still liked it. I think I had just heard so much hype that my expectations were astronomical. If I had come to it blind, I probably wouldn't have felt this way. I am jealous of her sentence construction powers.
  13. 13.
    The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield
    Jack Kornfield is my chill pill.
  14. 14.
    Firestorm at Peshtigo by Denise Gess and William Lutz
    The deadliest fire in U.S. history and you've probably never heard of it because it happened the same night as the Great Chicago Fire.
  15. 15.
    A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin
    I ❤️ Dunk
  16. 16.
    A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
  17. 17.
    Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  18. 18.
    Bringing Yoga to Life by Donna Farhi
  19. 19.
    The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
    Cutest aliens ever
  20. 20.
    The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
    These aliens, you don't want to mess around with. Between this and The Book of Strange New Things, "Priests in SPAAAAAAAAACE!" might become another category of book Kryptonite.
  21. 21.
    The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    Meh.
  22. 22.
    Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell
  23. 23.
    The Naked Now by Richard Rohr
  24. 24.
    Are You There Alone? By Suzanne O'Mallet
    There are a few postpartum psychosis books on this list. Novel research.
  25. 25.
    Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
    I like eery.
  26. 26.
    Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
    Good romance and FUNNY
  27. 27.
    What Not to Bare by Megan Frampton
    Maybe my favorite heroine in a romance novel
  28. 28.
    Missoula by Jon Krakauer
    So important.
  29. 29.
    The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman
    The German perspective of World War II intrigues me because my great grandfather fought on the German side during World War I, emigrated between the wars, and became a US citizen in 1940. He had family still in Germany. It must have felt odd to have such attachment to each place.
  30. 30.
    Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  31. 31.
    A Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin
  32. 32.
    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
    This is a re-read, but it's the first time I read it out loud because I was reading it to my kids.
  33. 33.
    The Great Emergence by Phyllis Tickle
    I like church history. This feels like church history plus church prognostication. Phyllis Tickle is a smart lady.
  34. 34.
    The Great Mortality by John Kelly
    I super love reading about the plague.
  35. 35.
    Sweet Hell on Fire by Sara Lunsford
  36. 36.
    Understanding Postpartum Psychosis by Teresa M. Twomey
    Novel research
  37. 37.
    Taking the Leap by Pema Chödron
  38. 38.
    When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödron
    I wish there was a Siri version of Pema Chödron.
  39. 39.
    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    Re-read for The Scot and the Sassenach podcast read-along. My favorite Outlander podcast.
  40. 40.
    Lumberjack: Inside an Era of Michigan's Upper Peninsula by William S. Crowe
  41. 41.
    A Rake's Guide to Pleasure by Victoria Dahl
  42. 42.
    To Tempt a Scotsman by Victoria Dahl
  43. 43.
    Hero of My Heart by Megan Frampton
  44. 44.
    Body of Work by Christine Montross
    Cadavers. More novel research.
  45. 45.
    Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  46. 46.
    Lay It On My Heart by Angela Pneuman
    Such an amazing voice.
  47. 47.
    When Mothers Kill: Interviews from Prison by Michelle Oberman and Cheryl L. Meyer
    More novel research
  48. 48.
    Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton
  49. 49.
    My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  50. 50.
    The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
  51. 51.
    Zone One by Colson Whitehead
    The dude can write a hell of a sentence. I am jealous.
  52. 52.
    The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida
  53. 53.
    The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak
  54. 54.
    The Last Year of the War by Shirley Nelson
    Re-read after 14 years passed since my first reading. It's a gem of a book for people who have had experience with Christian fundamentalism.
  55. 55.
    Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  56. 56.
    When We Were on Fire by Addie Zierman
    A lot of my experiences echo hers.