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!
- •The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood⭐️⭐️⭐️
- •Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer⭐️⭐️⭐️
- •Authority by Jeff Vandermeer⭐️⭐️⭐️
- •Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer⭐️⭐️⭐️ liked the premise and mystery of this trilogy but didn't feel like it really paid off in the end
- •Going Clear by Lawrence Wright⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- •A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- •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!?
- •The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga⭐️⭐️⭐️
- •Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- •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
- •A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ have been recommending this left and right and plan on reading again sometime
- •The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick⭐️⭐️⭐️ lost a star for kind of non-ending
- •The Paying Guests by Sara Waters⭐️⭐️⭐️
- •Why Not Me? by @mindy Kaling⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ too short!!
- •The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho⭐️⭐️⭐️
- •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
- •Works Well With Others by Ross McCammon⭐️⭐️⭐️ good anecdotes and nuggets of wisdom, but was hoping for/expecting something more in depth