Books I Read in 2015
That aren't ones I have already read and am not super embarrassed about
- •Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) - @mindythis book helps a lot, sorry I was so late to the Mindy party, but it's safe to say in my mind we're trans pacific best friends.
- •Why Not Me? - again by Mindy Kalingit's was a good year for Mindy and I, I won't lie.
- •Murder in Mississippi - John SafranJohn Safran possibly Australia's answer to Louis Theroux or even Jon Ronson. This book is fascinating and kept me up nights just so I could finish it.
- •So You've Been Publicly Shamed - Jon Ronsonthis is a great book, it really puts things into perspective about the public shaming that goes on in today's society. It makes you consider the other side of the story. Unless it's dentist animal murderers shame those bastards.
- •Sheila: The Australian Beauty Who Bewitched British Society - Robert WainwrightI'm obsessed with this era of English aristocracy and I was obsessed with this before Downton Abbey, I blame it on a diet of Brideshead Revisited and the Mitford sisters. Also if you haven't worked it out yet I'm Australian and history obsessed.
- •The Baroness: The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild - Hannah Rothschilda family who have been major players in the world's history. This insight into Nica Rothschild's life by her niece is amazing I read it in a day.
- •Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waughtremendously funny and beautifully written.
- •Breakfast with Lucian: A Portrait of the Artist - Geordie Griega man of intense public fascination and for a man who was (in a way) such an exhibitionist through his art, although intensely private. An insight into this amazing life.
- •The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia - Michael Booththis is such a funny book all those things you have heard about the Scandinavian people Booth sets about trying to debunk these and he does. Just.
- •American Gods - Neil Gaimanwhy oh why has it taken me so long to read this particular Neil Gaiman book I might be an idiot.
- •China Rich Girlfriend - Kevin Kwan-a really great, easy to read (and interesting as well) sequel to "Crazy Rich Asians" which was published in 2013.
- •One More Thing: Stories and other stories - @bjnovakI loved this book, it reminds me why I love reading and love writing. So cheers B.J. I really appreciated it.
- •A place apart - Dervla MurphyA book I picked up, skimmed the back of saw Northern Ireland on the back and walked out of the shop reading. An account of Northern Ireland at time when travel to this part of the world was as dangerous as parts of the Middle East is today. If you want to get a clear understanding of this conflict (without being bogged down in the massive history) read it. Now.
- •Without you, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite - Suki KimAn insight to the workings of a country so closed off the stories told are almost unbelievable.
- •Brooklyn - Colm TóibínSuch a good book, I saw the short for the movie and thought oh Ireland I should read the book (something that happens frequently) and I loved it. It tells the story of a young woman making her way a long way from home, something that I find very appealing.