BOOKS I READ IN 2015

Books I read and my ratings of them (out of 5 stars). Goal last couple years was to finish 12 books a year. Upping to 15 for 2016!
  1. 1.
    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. 2.
    Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  3. 3.
    Authority by Jeff Vandermeer
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  4. 4.
    Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ liked the premise and mystery of this trilogy but didn't feel like it really paid off in the end
  5. 5.
    Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  6. 6.
    A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  7. 7.
    The 7 Ages of Paris by Alistair Horne
    ⭐️ I gave up and did not finish this one. Some info was interesting but focused a lot on the infrastructure (literally) of Paris and hardly any on the royalty, people, culture in history of the city. Marie Antoinette came and went in a matter of pages!?
  8. 8.
    The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  9. 9.
    Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  10. 10.
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
    ⭐️ didn't finish this one either. Would've liked it if it was only about the journey and not the weird philosophizing
  11. 11.
    A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ have been recommending this left and right and plan on reading again sometime
  12. 12.
    The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ lost a star for kind of non-ending
  13. 13.
    The Paying Guests by Sara Waters
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  14. 14.
    Why Not Me? by @mindy Kaling
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ too short!!
  15. 15.
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  16. 16.
    The Big Short by Michael Lewis
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ interesting, but a lot went over my head. A short book with a lot of financial info packed in — I'd have to read a couple more times to really understand, but I think I'll watch the movie instead
  17. 17.
    Works Well With Others by Ross McCammon
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ good anecdotes and nuggets of wisdom, but was hoping for/expecting something more in depth