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Book List 2015

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February 10, 2016 // book list

As usual, I started out strong in 2015, but had a slow couple of months of getting through some thick ones that kept me from reaching my unofficial reading goal of the year. Still, I read more in volume than I ever have before. And great quality; my average rating has increased a bit due to the good reading I did this year. Here they are, in order, as always. For “best of” just skip to the bottom.

  1. The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith (read for book club)
  2. Firestarter by Stephen King (a reread, or another read through)
  3. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (book club)
  4. Storyteller by Leslie Marmon Silko
  5. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (book club)
  6. The Stonemason by Cormac McCarthy
  7. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
  8. Danse Macabre by Stephen King
  9. Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  10. Another Sunset We Survive by Kate Gray
  11. Nevada by Imogen Binnie (book club)
  12. Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra
  13. The Martian Child by David Gerrold
  14. Light in August by William Faulkner
  15. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh (book club)
  16. Murder in the Marais by Cara Black (book club)
  17. The Turtle Warrior by Mary Relindes Ellis
  18. The Broker by John Grisham
  19. Ruby Fruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown (book club, another read through)
  20. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe (book club)
  21. Cover Her Face by PD James (book club)
  22. Push Not the River by James Conroyd Martin
  23. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  24. Cujo by Stephen King (another read through)
  25. No Horizon is So Far by Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft
  26. The Man Who Invented Florida by Randy Wayne White (book club)
  27. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  28. Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before by Karelia Stetz-Waters (book club)
  29. Ambulance Girl by Jane Stern
  30. Creep Show by Stephen King
  31. Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs by Cheryl Peck
  32. Gut Symmetries by Jeanette Winterson
  33. Don’t Move by Margaret Mazzantini
  34. Different Seasons by Stephen King
  35. Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison
  36. This Is Not It by Lynne Tillman
  37. A Born-Again Wife’s First Lesbian Kiss by Mary Diane Hausman
  38. The Color Purple by Alice Walker (book club, another read through)
  39. Once Were Warriors by Alan Duff (book club)
  40. Kilmoon by Lisa Alber (book club)
  41. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  42. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield (another read through)
  43. The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch (book club)
  44. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
  45. Bone Knowing by Kate Gray
  46. Timothy; or Notes of an Abject Reptile by Verlyn Klinkenborg (book club)
  47. Beneath the Bleeding by Val McDermid (book club)
  48. Christine by Stephen King (another read through)
  49. Wonderlands: Good Gay Travel Writing by Raphael Kadushin
  50. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
  51. How to be Compassionate: A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World by The Dalai Lama
  52. Curious Wine by Katherine V Forrest (book club)
  53. Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  54. Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates
  55. The Age of Grief by Jane Smiley
  56. One Kick by Chelsea Cain (book club)
  57. Remember Me by Melanie Batchelor
  58. Pet Sematary by Stephen King (another read through)
  59. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
  60. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  61. Bingo Barge Murder by Jessie Chandler (book club)
  62. A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane
  63. Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
  64. The Admirer by Karelia Stetz-Waters (book club)
  65. The Constant Gardener by John Le Carre
  66. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (another read through)
  67. Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison (book club, another read through)
  68. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (another read through)
  69. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers (book club)
  70. The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen (book club)
  71. Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  72. My Education by Susan Choi (book club)
  73. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (book club, another read through)
  74. Nursery Crimes by Ayelet Waldman (book club)
  75. Speaking With the Angel edited by Nick Hornby
  76. Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Karen and Barbara Fields (book club)
  77. The Swashbuckler by Lee Lynch (book club)
  78. The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub (another read through)
  79. Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub
  80. Belshazzar’s Daughter by Barbara Nadel (book club)
  81. White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi (book club)
  82. The Remnants by Robert Hill (prepublication copy)
  83. Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
  84. The Christmas Carol Murders by Christopher Lord (book club)
  85. The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
  86. Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata (book club)
  87. Snow by Orhan Pamuk
  88. Nightwood by Djuna Barnes (book club)
  89. The Hounding by Sandra de Helen (book club)

Best of the best for the year were definitely: The Color Purple, Bastard Out of Carolina, White is for Witching and Once Were Warriors

Included in the second tier of the best of the year category are: The Price of Salt, Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before, Saving Fish From Drowning, Another Sunset We Survive, Firestarter, and The Fountainhead.

Onward and upward in 2016!

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