2015 in Books

In 2015, I had set myself a target of 50 books based on this reading challenge, and while I couldn’t complete that particular list, I did read a fair number of books (this doesn’t include the ones I had to read for work) and quite a few singular short stories.

The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith

Remarkable Creatures – Tracy Chevalier

The Fault in our Stars – John Green

Reading Lolita in Tehran – Azar Nafisi

The Bridges of Madison County – Robert James Waller

American Gods – Neil Gaiman

Digging to America – Anne Tyler

Geordie Armstrong on the Wing – Dave Seager

Fathers of Football: Great Britons who took the game to the world – Keith Baker

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

Beauty – Robin McKinley

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage – Alice Munro

The Sorrows of an American – Siri Hustvedt

The Lollipop Shoes – Joanne Harris

Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure – Joanne Harris

Reckless – Cornelia Funke (Re-read)

Fearless – Cornelia Funke (Re-read)

Caramelo – Sandra Cisneros

Invincible: Inside Arsenal’s unbeaten 2003-2004 season – Amy Lawrence

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan

Make Me – Lee Child

Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the making of Make Me – Andy Martin

Woman Hollering Creek – Sandra Cisneros

Somewhere Else, or Even Here – A.J. Ashworth

Circle of Friends – Maeve Binchy

Aunts aren’t Gentlemen – P.G. Wodehouse (Re-read)

On Beauty – Zadie Smith

Gentlemen’s Relish – Patrick Gale

A Sweet Obscurity – Patrick Gale

The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde (Re-read)

A Wedding in December – Anita Shreve

Heart and Soul – Maeve Binchy

Evening Class – Maeve Binchy

Minding Frankie – Maeve Binchy

Whitethorn Woods – Maeve Binchy

About A Boy – Nick Hornby

My Cousin Rachel – Daphne Du Maurier

Bossypants – Tina Fey

Coraline – Neil Gaiman

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe – Fannie Flagg

Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

Just One Day – Gayle Forman

Just One Year – Gayle Forman

Just One Night – Gayle Forman

Wicked – Gregory Maguire

The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Re-read)

The Prisoner of Heaven – Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Re-read)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling (Re-read)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling (re-read)

One Day – David Nichols

A Christmas Memory (short story) – Truman Capote

A Thanksgiving Visitor (short story) – Truman Capote

One Christmas (short story) – Truman Capote

A Perfect Day for Bananafish (short story) – J.D. Salinger

Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut (short story) – J.D. Salinger

 

The next post will have a mini-reviews of my particular favourites from this list and my reading plan for 2016 – what did your year look like in books? Any ones you’d recommend?

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