Books read in 2015

Fiction (excludes graphic works)

Did You Ever Have a Family (Bill Clegg; 2015. 304 pages. Fiction.)
Parasites Like Us (Adam Johnson; 2003. 352 pages. Fiction.)
The Slap (Christos Tsiolkas; 2010. 496 pages. Fiction.)
Delirium (Lauren Oliver; 2011. 480 pages. Fiction.)
The Other Side of the Mountain (Michel Bernanos; 1967 (2007 edition). 116 pages. Fiction.)
Authority (The Southern Reach Trilogy) (Jeff VanderMeer; 2014. 352 pages. Fiction.)
The Thing about Jellyfish (Ali Benjamin; 2015. 352 pages. Fiction.)
Lost Weddings (Maria Beig; 1983 (1990 translation). 143 pages. Fiction.)
The Gap of Time (Hogarth Shakespeare) (Jeanette Winterson; 2015. 288 pages. Fiction.)
A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness; 2013. 224 pages. Fiction.)
Hermine (Maria Beig; 1984 (2004 translation). 186 pages. Fiction.)
The Blue (Lucy Clarke; 2015. 336 pages. Fiction.)
A Head Full of Ghosts (Paul Tremblay; 2015. 304 pages. Fiction.)
High-Rise (J.G. Ballard; 1975 (2012 reprint). 208 pages. Fiction.)
The Martian (Andy Weir; 2014. 384 pages. Fiction.)
Fates and Furies (Lauren Groff; 2015. 400 pages. Fiction.)
Compulsion (Meyer Levin; 1956 (2015 reissue). 480 pages. Fiction.)
The Admissions (Meg Mitchell Moore; 2015. 320 pages. Fiction.)
We Only Know So Much (Elizabeth Crane; 2012. 280 pages. Fiction.)
The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate; 2012. 336 pages. Fiction.)
Luckiest Girl Alive (Jessica Knoll; 2015. 352 pages. Fiction.)
Black Chalk (Christopher J. Yates; 2015. 352 pages. Fiction.)
How to Be a Good Wife (Emma Chapman; 2013. 288 pages. Fiction.)
You Should Have Known (Jean Hanff Korelitz; 2014. 448 pages. Fiction.)
Afterwards (Rosamond Lupton; 2013. 415 pages. Fiction.)
Me Before You (Jojo Moyes; 2012. 384 pages. Fiction.)
The Never List (Koethi Zan; 2013. 320 pages. Fiction.)
My Wish List (Gregoire Delacourt; 2014. 176 pages. Fiction.)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll; 1865 (2008). 176 pages. Fiction.)
The Witch of Hebron: A World Made by Hand Novel (James Howard Kunstler; 2010. 336 pages. Fiction.)
Moon Tiger (Penelope Lively; 1987. 208 pages. Fiction.) *
The House of Paper (Carlos Maria Dominguez; 2005. 103 pages. Fiction.)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson; 1884 (2012). 144 pages. Fiction.)
Day Four (Sarah Lotz (2015). 352 pages. Fiction.)
Passing (Nella Larsen; 1929 (2003). 160 pages. Fiction.)
Only Ever Yours (Louise O’Neill; 2014. 400 pages. Fiction.)
The Expendable Man (Dorothy B. Hughes; 1963 (2012). 264 pages. Fiction.)
Mind of Winter (Laura Kasischke; 2014. 288 pages. Fiction.)
The Inner Circle (Brad Meltzer; 2011. 464 pages. Fiction.)
Half Bad (Sally Green; 2014. 416 pages. Fiction.)
Private Peaceful (Michael Morpurgo; 2003. 202 pages. Fiction.)
The Water Knife (Paolo Bacigalupi; 2015. 384 pages. Fiction.)
Silent Alarm (Jennifer Banash; 2015. 336 pages. Fiction.)
The Subprimes (Karl Taro Greenfeld; 2015. 320 pages. Fiction.)
All My Puny Sorrows (Miriam Toews; 2014. 330 pages. Fiction.)
Odd Thomas (Dean Koontz; 2003. 480 pages. Fiction.)
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece (Annabel Pitcher; 2015. 224 pages. Fiction.)
The Descent (Tim Johnston; 2015. 384 pages. Fiction.)
The Stranger (Harlan Corben; 2015. 400 pages. Fiction.)
The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins; 2015. 336 pages. Fiction.)
Afterparty (Daryl Gregory; 2014. 304 pages. Fiction.)
Undivided (Neal Shusterman; 2014. 384 pages. Fiction.)
The Days of Abandonment (Elena Ferrante; 2005. 188 pages. Fiction.)
Dept. of Speculation (Jenny Offill; 2014. 192 pages. Fiction.)
The Paying Guests (Sarah Waters; 2014. 576 pages. Fiction.)
The Shining Girls (Lauren Beukes; 2013. 400 pages. Fiction.)
Abroad (Katie Crouch; 2014. 304 pages. Fiction.)


Fallen Angels (Noël Coward; 1925 (2011 edition). Drama.)
Agamemnon (Aeschylus; 458 BC (1984 edition). Drama.)
Incident at Vichy (Arthur Miller; 1968. Drama.)
A View from the Bridge (Arthur Miller; 1968. Drama.)
The Price (Arthur Miller; 1968. Drama.)
Marjorie Prime (Jordan Harrison; 2013. Drama.)
Cymbeline (William Shakespeare (1611?); Folger ed. 2003. 384 pages. Drama.)
Anne Boleyn (Howard Brenton; 2011. Drama.)
The Little Foxes (Lillian Hellman; 1947. Drama.)

Non-fiction (excludes graphic works)

The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics (Barton Swaim; 2015. 224 pages. Non-fiction.)
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (Atul Gawande; 2014. 304 pages. Non-fiction.)
Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes (Teresa Tapp; 2006. 288 pages. Non-fiction.)
No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness (Michelle Segar; 2015. 272 pages. Non-fiction.)
How to Teach Adults: Plan Your Class, Teach Your Students, Change the World (Dan Spalding; 2014. 256 pages. Non-fiction.)
The ESL Teacher’s Survival Guide (Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski; 2012. 336 pages. Non-fiction.)
Teaching Adult ESL: A Practical Introduction (Betsy Parrish; 2004. 317 pages. Non-fiction.)
The 17-Day Diet (Mike Moreno; 2013. 368 pages. Non-fiction.)
Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation (Adam Resnick; 2014. 272 pages. Non-fiction.)
Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss (Joel Fuhrman; 2011. 400 pages. Non-fiction.)
The Death Class: A True Story About Life (Erika Hiyasaki; 2014. 288 pages. Non-fiction.)
Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir (Wednesday Martin; 2015. 256 pages. Non-fiction.)
Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir (Diane Athill; 2009. 192 pages. Non-fiction.)
Parenting Out of Control: Anxious Parents in Uncertain Times (Margaret Nelson; 2010. 276 pages. Non-fiction.)
The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere (Pico Iyer; 2014. 96 pages. Non-fiction.)
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (Marie Kondo; 2014. 224 pages. Non-fiction.)
The Psychopath Test (Jon Ronson; 2011. 288 pages. Non-fiction.)
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed (Jon Ronson; 2015. 304 pages. Non-fiction.)
Shooting Arrows: Archery for Adult Beginners (Steve Ruis; 2012. 124 pages. Non-fiction.)
Beginner’s Guide to Traditional Archery (Brian J. Sorrells; 2004. 122 pages. Non-fiction.) *
Jean Luc Mylayne (Terrie Sultan, and more; 2007. 140 pages. Non-fiction.)
Container Gardening for the Midwest (William Aldrich; 2008. 208 pages. Non-fiction.)
How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country’s Top Students (Cal Newport; 2005. 193 pages. Non-fiction.)
Read This! (Hans Weyandt; 2012 200 pages. Non-fiction.)
Howards End Is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home (Susan Hill; 2009. 240 pages. Non-fiction.)
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data (Charles Wheelan; 2013. 302 pages. Non-fiction.)
Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats (Roger Rosenblatt; 2012. 160 pages. Non-fiction.)
Reading as Therapy: What Contemporary Fiction Does for Middle-Class Americans (Timothy Aubry; 2011. 268 pages. Non-fiction.)
Vodou (Mauro Peressini and Rachel Beauvoir-Dominique; 2013. 108 pages. Non-fiction.)
The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion (Meghan Daum; 2014. 256 pages. Non-fiction.)

Graphic works

Postal, Volume 2 (Bryan Edward Hill; 2015. 128 pages. Graphic Non-fiction.)
Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine (Kelly Sue DeConnick; 2009. 132 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
A Year without Mom (Dasha Tolstikova; 2015. 176 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
The Collected Essex County (Jeff Lemire; 2009. 512 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Nimona (Noelle Stevenson; 2015. 272 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Jane, the Fox, and Me (Fanny Britt; 2013. 104 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb (Jonathan Fetter-Vorm; 2012. 160 pages. Graphic Non-fiction.)
Plotted: A Literary Atlas (Andrew DeGraff; 2015. 128 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas (Jim Ottaviani; 2015. 144 pages. Graphic Non-fiction.)
Outcast, Vol. 2: A Vast and Unending Ruin (Robert Kirkman; 2015. 128 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Killing and Dying (Adrian Tomine; 2015. 160 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
The Empty, Volume 1 (Jimmie Robinson; 2015. Graphic Fiction.)
Descender, Volume 1: Tin Stars (Jeff Lemire; 2015. 160 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
The Divine (Boaz Lavie and Asaf Hanuka; 2015. 160 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times (Andrew MacLean; 2015. 88 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Low, Vol. 1: The Delirium of Hope (Rick Remender; 2015. 144 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Saga, Vol. 5 (Brian K. Vaughan; 2015. 152 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
The Walking Dead, Vol. 24: Life and Death (Robert Kirkman; 2015. 136 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Sex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One Cop (Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky; 2015. 128 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick (Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky; 2014. 128 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Wytches, Vol. 1 (Scott Snyder; 2015. 144 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Letter 44, Vol. 1: Escape Velocity (Charles Soule; 2015. 144 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
They’re Not Like Us, Vol. 1: Black Holes for the Young (Eric Stephenson; 2014. 144 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Postal, Vol. 1 (Matt Hawkins; 2015. 128 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
The Walking Dead, Vol. 23: Whispers into Screams (Robert Kirkman; 2015. 136 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
The Bunker, Vol. 2 (Joshua Hale Fialkov; 2015. 136 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
The Bunker, Vol. 1 (Joshua Hale Fialkov; 2014. 128 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Lazarus, Vol. 3: Conclave (Greg Rucka; 2015. 144 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Joe the Barbarian (Grant Morrison; 2011. 224 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Outcast, Vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him (Robert Kirkman; 2015. 152 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Birthright, Vol. 1: Homecoming (Joshua Williamson; 2015. 128 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Spread, Vol. 1: No Hope (Justin Jordan; 2015. 160 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
The Woods, Vol. 1 (James Tynion; 2014. 96 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Morning Glories, Vol. 5: For a Better Future (Nick Spencer; 2013. 136 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Morning Glories, Vol. 4: Truants (Nick Spencer; 2013. 216 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Morning Glories, Vol. 3: P.E. (Nick Spencer; 2012. 240 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Morning Glories, Vol. 2: All Will Be Free (Nick Spencer; 2011. 168 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Morning Glories, Vol. 1: For a Better Future (Nick Spencer; 2011. 192 pages. Graphic Fiction.)
Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir (Roz Chast; 2014. 240 pages. Graphic Memoir.)
The Party, After You Left (Roz Chast; 2014. 96 pages. Graphic collection.)
The Storm in the Barn (Matt Phelan; 2009. 208 pages. Graphic fiction.)

* Denotes a reread

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