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