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