2015 reading list

My goal for 2015 is to read more books, so I decided to start keeping a running list of all of them!



1. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbot (I loved this book so much!)

2. I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet by Leora Tanenbaum (Meh.)

3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo (Review here.)

4. Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer by Una LaMarche (Loved this book! Review here.)

5. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae (Meh.)

6. Read Bottom Up: A Novel by Neel Shah and Skye Chatham (Basically a rom-com in book form; get it from the library.)

7. The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack (Ugh, this book is awful. More thoughts here.)

8. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids by Megan Daum (Many essays are good but it gets kind of repetitive; get it from the library.)

9. I Take You: A Novel by Eliza Kennedy (Haaaaaated it. More here.)

10. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better: A Woman’s Guide to Coping With Life by Monica Heisey (Review here.)

11. In the Country: Stories by Mia Alvar (Will probably end up as one of the best books I read this year; highly recommend! Review here.)

12. The Vacationers by Emma Straub (Didn’t expect to love it but I totally did. Here is my review.)

13. Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin (I liked it just fine but it seems like a lot of others disagree.)

14. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (This is a lovely, lovely little book.)

15. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll (Intense AF.)

16. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

17. Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller (Ugh, did not like.)

18. Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum (I liked this a lot — review here.)

19. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

20. The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante

21. Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date by Katie Heaney

22. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

23. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed

24. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

25. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

26. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Loved!)

Started but didn’t finish…

Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South by Blain Roberts

Moonshine: A Cultural History of America’s Infamous Liquor by Jaime Joyce

Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick

Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina MacLaughlin

The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship by Marilyn Yalom

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