BOOKS I HAVE READ SO FAR IN 2015

I also love knowing what people are reading! Thanks for starting this one, @bjnovak. Mine are listed in order from most to least recent.
  1. The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink
    Book club book. Odd but led to a good discussion. And yes I am in same book club as @magdalenam.
  2. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
    YA that I thought was a little too convenient in places but still made me feel all the feels. Gorgeously written, if imperfectly plotted.
  3. One More Thing by some dude named B.J. Novak
    Awesome collection of short stories. Funny, moving, thought-provoking. Highly recommend. Can we try to get this author on here? Anyone know him?
  4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
    Okay, I actually haven't fully read it, but its presence in our home has made us toss out way more stuff than we would have before I bought it. So...kinda counts?
  5. Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Tamashita
    Book club. Very weird. @jonathon can give you a phd-level analysis of it. @magdalenam, @garrett, and I can tell you maybe read something else.
  6. Prisoner of Trebekistan by Bob Harris
    Really interesting and funny tale from a Jeopardy champ.
  7. Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny
    Another book of short stories, recommended by @marthastewart. Interesting tales about a variety of women. They're not all likable, but they're all relatable, if that makes sense:
  8. Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
    Huge fan of Laura (her real name). Her book Before I Fall is, in my opinion, a YA masterpiece. Liked this one but not as much as BIF or Panic.
  9. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi
    Gorgeous book, compelling story. So well-written. Read it and then go listen to her Ted talks. Can't wait to see what she writes next. (This was also book club - best of the year thus far, in terms of book club picks, but eager to see how @garrett's pick, How to be Both, which I'm about to start, fares...!)
  10. Golden Son by Pierce Brown
    The sequel to Red Rising, which I LOVED. Unfortunately, I found this one really disappointing. Bummer.
  11. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    Another one with rather convenient plotting (too tidy, to me), but I ripped through it in two days. Good yarn.
  12. Revival by Stephen King
    Not one of my favorites of his but still very enjoyable. Love King and will read anything he writes. This is probably in the top 20-25 of his books, for me - good but not GREAT.