This is a non ranked list of the best books that I read in 2015. You might see a repeat author on here. 👍🏻 None of these books were published in 2015. I did a lot of back catalog reading this year.
  1. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
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    I instantly wanted to reread this after I had finished it. I'll give it another go next year. Eugenides wrote an almost perfect book. There was only one dragging point nearish to the end, but it didn't take anything away from the book at all. I think I might have just exhausted myself; I loved this book so much.
  2. Drown by Junot Diaz
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    The debut short story collection was the last of Diaz's work that I read this year. The final story of the collection was my favorite story of his that I've read, and I'm waiting, rather impatiently, for his next work.
  3. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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    I did nothing but talk about this book after I read it earlier this year. I loved so much more than I thought I would have, and I continue to recommend this book whenever anyone asks for a recommendation. I can't believe I waited so long to read this.
  4. A Confederate General from Big Sir by Richard Brautigan
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    I picked this book up from @powellsbooks when I was looking for other stuff by Brautigan. The title caught my attention, and I ended up buying it. I'm so glad I did. This short novel reminded me of a Vonnegutian romp through the woods with Dean Moriarty. Ugh, I loved this book.
  5. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
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    Another Diaz. I read his entire catalog this year, and I had to force myself not to put The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, his novel, on here. I loved that too. If people ask for short story collections to read, that isn't often, I'll recommend this. It was great. Junot Diaz is great. Life will be great if you read all of his work. Just trust me.