Top 15 Books 2015

Until I have the time and energy to devote to reshaping my Top 100 list, I’ll take baby steps with the books I’ve read this year. Note: these are not necessarily in order and not necessarily published this year, just read this year. By me. And possibly you. This is always a difficult task but my usual means of deciding which ones make the cut is asking myself “would I actually purchase a second copy and/or re-read this book and/or foist this book on others?” The winners are:

  1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  2. The Martian by Andy Weir
  3. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  4. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  5. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  6. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, #1) by Ryan North
  7. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible ThingsĀ by Jenny Lawson
  8. Fool’s Quest (The Fitz and The Fool, #2) by Robin Hobb
  9. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  10. The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson
  11. Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher
  12. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  13. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  14. Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming
  15. Back Story (Paperback) by David Mitchell
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5 responses to “Top 15 Books 2015

  1. you should go on Jeopardy.

  2. i watched that show religiously in my high school days. back then, i was quick and smart. now, not so much.

  3. i think it really boils down to topics on that particular day and maybe timing with the buzzer.

    alex trebek is kindev weird.

    also, from your list – which of those 15 do you think i’d enjoy most (meaning be able to finish).

    i’ve got my own list of books (books i have that i am supposed to read but haven’t read) that i need to write down for you.

  4. i think you’d enjoy ‘the martian’.

  5. oh nose.

    that was the low hanging fruit and too easy to cheat with – it’s still out in the theaters and will be out on dvd soon.

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