BOOKS I READ IN 2015
My grandfather kept a list of all the books he ever read. I loved this about him. (He often got books from the library, read 50 pages, and realized he had already read it. The list was his solution) This list reminds me of him, and that is everything to me.
- •One More Thing by BJ NovakReally, I'm shameless.
- •Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin KwanReally smart and funny. The sequel, China Rich Girlfriend, is waiting to be read
- •Lure of the Moonflower by Lauren WilligThe Pink Carnation series has been a favorite, and the last book in the series did not discount. They are all historical spy novels with strong, dynamic heroines (that happen to always fall in love by the end).
- •Yes Please by Amy PoehlerI love Amy Poehler. This is a fact. Amy hates writing this book, and talked about it incessantly, which made me realize she is a better performer than writer.
- •The Magicians, by Lev GrossmanIf Harry never got his owl, and grew up to be a confused, frustrated, and resentful. Smart, hilarious and fantastical.
- •Why Not Me? By Mindy KalingReally, the last chapter was my favorite.
- •I re-read the Harry Potter series over the summer.Of course.
- •Modern Romance by Aziz AnsariFunny, witty, relevant. A good summary of social science about romance, with some excellent anecdotal evidence.
- •Hold Still by Sally MannA fascinating insight into the immediate Family series and life in the South.
- •Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick RiordanYeah. I love Percy Jackson, so it's an obvious must.
- •The Stories Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle ZevinA sweet book
- •Me Before You and After You by Jojo MoyesSurprisingly enjoyable, despite the fact that these have been hyped up so much.
- •Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor BradfordI read this, and really enjoyed it. Therefore, I thought it was logical to read the sequel. Bad idea... It centers around a rape (that isn't dealt with well in my opinion) and was not pleasant to listen to on my way to work where I teach children.
- •Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy HoranEnjoyable, until it continued to drag on forever and it lost any semblance of a plot line. It may sound harsh, but it was lovely for maybe the first half.
- •I am sure that this is only what I've read in the last 6 months, but that is as far as my memory works (much like my grandpa).