Books I Read in 2015

I'm in a couple of book clubs so often read books I may not have chosen for myself. Here are my thoughts on the books I have read in 2015.
  1. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
    Pretty well my favorite book of all time, I seem to enjoy it more with every reading and this time was no exception.
  2. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    This was the first time I have read this book since I was in high school (longer ago than I'd like to admit). It's heartbreaking how relevant this book still is.
  3. Go Set A Watchmen by Harper Lee
    I was nervous to read this book after reading some of the reviews. I didn't want it to taint my very high opinion of To Kill A Mockingbird. I enjoyed the book, I love the complexity and depth that Harper Lee brings to the characters.
  4. Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling
    Nevermind totally wishing @mindy was my best friend, I adore this book. I loved it even more than her first book, the chapter about confidence was 💯.
  5. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
    This was a book club book that I started begrudgingly and totally got wrapped up in! Something about a group of lower middle class kids blowing everyone's expectations away mixed in with an interesting historical story.
  6. The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know by Katty Kay
    Had some good points and was interesting, but I wasn't blown away.
  7. Animal Farm by George Orwell
    I found this book so interesting and kind of depressing. I have read 1984 before and I much preferred this.
  8. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
    I found this book entertaining by not very memorable.
  9. The Patriot Threat by Steve Barry
    Another book club book, though historical fiction is totally a guilty pleasure of mine.
  10. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    I don't know how I have gone this long without having read this book. I enjoyed reading her perspective in such an intimate format.
  11. Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, I didn't know what to expect and it was a quick and entertaining read.
  12. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
    A total guilty pleasure and I must stay ahead of the TV show...
  13. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
    I enjoyed Rebecca more than I was expecting. It was a bit more scandalous than expected. I'll likely reread at some point.
  14. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    It had been on my "to read" list for a long time, I'm glad I read it!
  15. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
    A heartfelt book that made me feel the entire gambit of emotions.
  16. Born Weird by Andrew Kaufman
    I read this book in one sitting on a flight. It was entertaining and a really different idea for a book. I found the last portion of the book bizarre though.
  17. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
    This was also a book club read and a book I loved and have started to read to my 5 year old son. It's a sweet story that tugged at my heart!
  18. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
    I didn't like the characters in this book, but I persevered and was intrigued by the twists.
  19. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
    An interesting story that took place in an interesting time with well developed characters. I enjoyed reading this book.
  20. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    My first graphic novel, a memorable and heartbreaking read.
  21. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
    I was excited to read this, but I found it challenging to get through. Her prose aren't as enjoyable, to me, as her poetry.
  22. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed
    Parts of this book were inspirational, but I didn't love it.
  23. A Student of Weather by Elizabeth Hay
    I have read Late Nights on Air also by Hay and I loved it, I found this book disappointing and challenging to finish.
  24. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
    This book was the worst! I only read it for a book club, I wouldn't recommend it.
  25. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    I found the characters in this book to be relatable and extreme at the same time. It was an intriguing book!