Books Read in 2015

2015 by the Numbers

Faves of 2015: Fiction

Faves of 2015: Nonfiction

Faves of 2015: Audiobooks

* Titles marked with an asterisk are audiobooks.

  1. Sweetland by Michael Crummey
  2. Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin by Nicole Hardy
  3. On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss
  4. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor by Lynda Barry
  5. The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert and Didier Lefèvre
  6. Coffee Will Make You Black by April Sinclair
  7. Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me by Harvey Pekar
  8. The First Bad Man by Miranda July
  9. The Spire by William Golding *
  10. The Initiates by Étienne Davodeau
  11. Bon Appétempt: A Coming-of-Age Story (with Recipes!) by Amelia Morris
  12. The Last Good Paradise by Tatjana Soli
  13. Unrequited: Women and Romantic Obsession by Lisa A. Phillips
  14. The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger *
  15. Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson
  16. Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies by Tara Ison
  17. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on Their Decision Not To Have Kids by Meghan Daum
  18. I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet by Leora Tanenbaum
  19. Pointe by Brandy Colbert
  20. The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James
  21. Lucky Alan: And Other Stories by Jonathan Lethem
  22. Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals by Dave Fox
  23. Yes Please by Amy Poehler *
  24. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  25. Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano by Dana Thomas
  26. Night at the Fiestas: Stories by Kirsten Valdez Quade
  27. Sex Criminals: Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction
  28. The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
  29. Lifted by the Great Nothing by Karim Dimechkie
  30. Whisper Hollow by Chris Cander
  31. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs
  32. Apples Are from Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared by Christopher Robbins
  33. Second Position by Katherine Locke
  34. Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War and Occupation by Vijay Prashad
  35. The Shell Collector by Hugh Howey *
  36. Diamond Head by Cecily Wong
  37. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
  38. Where Women Are Kings by Christie Watson
  39. The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue by David Sax *
  40. God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
  41. The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
  42. A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
  43. The Arrival by Shaun Tan
  44. Shifu, You’ll Do Anything for a Laugh by Mo Yan *
  45. Choose Your Shot: An Interactive Erotic Adventure by Christine d’Abo
  46. Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick
  47. Joe and Azat by Jesse Lonergan
  48. An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
  49. Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran by Azadeh Moaveni
  50. A Collection of Uzbek Short Stories ed. by Mahmuda Saydumarova
  51. Bliss by O.Z. Livanelli *
  52. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
  53. Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julie Pierpont
  54. Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James
  55. My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes: Uncensored Iranian Voices by Lila Azam Zanganeh
  56. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  57. Play with Me by Alisha Rai
  58. After Midnight by Imgard Keun
  59. Two Across by Jeff Bartsch
  60. Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew *
  61. Sea Lovers: Selected Stories by Valerie Martin
  62. Nein: A Manifesto by Eric Jarosinski
  63. Purity by Jonathan Franzen
  64. The Martian by Andrew Weir *
  65. So Big by Edna Ferber
  66. Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie *
  67. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson *
  68. The Stranger by Albert Camus *
  69. The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
  70. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy *
  71. The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories by Anthony Marra
  72. Heartburn by Nora Ephron *
  73. On Looking: A Walker’s Guide to the Art of Observation by Alexandra Horowitz
  74. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein *
  75. Houston, We Have a Problema by Gwendolyn Zepeda
  76. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates *
  77. Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg by Kate Evans
  78. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  79. The Uncollected David Rakoff by David Rakoff
  80. Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker
  81. Rant. Chant. Chisme. by Amalia Ortiz
  82. The Beekeeper’s Lament by Hannah Nordhaus
  83. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
  84. Hark! A Vagrant by Kim Beaton
  85. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson *
  86. The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan *
  87. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle
  88. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg *
  89. Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do about It by Kate Harding
  90. Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
  91. Cat Person by Seo Kim
  92. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen *
  93. The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol
  94. Scrumptious by Amanda Usen
  95. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  96. Straight: The Surprisingly Short History Of Heterosexuality by Hanne Blank
  97. Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo
  98. Half of Man is Woman by Zhang Xianliang
  99. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  100. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

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