Monday, January 4, 2016

reading 2015

2015 was a bit of a strange year of reading for me. Fewer novels and more non-fiction.  Overall I read more than I thought I had.

I'll begin with my top 5:
Beloved- Toni Morrison
Brother of the More Famous Jack- Barbara Trapido
The Luminaries- Eleanor Catton
The Natural Way of Things- Charlotte Wood
Slouching towards Bethlehem- Joan Didion


Books I read in 2015:
Feminism Unfinished- Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, Astrid Henry
As I Lay Dying- William Faulkner
Big Magic- Elizabeth Gilbert
The White Album- Joan Didion
The Wife Drought- Annabel Crabbe
M Train- Patti Smith
The Shipping News- Annie Proulx
The Thorn Birds- Colleen McCullough
Beloved- Toni Morrison
The Dressmaker- Rosalie Ham
Green Valentine- Lili Wilkinson
Birth Skills- Juju Sundin
Feminism is for Everybody- bell hooks
How to Be a Woman- Caitlin Moran
My Brilliant Friend- Elena Ferrante
The Intern- Gabrielle Tozer
H is for Hawk- Helen McDonald
Why so Slow? The Advancement of Women- Virginia Valian
Cloudwish- Fiona Wood
The Group- Mary McCarthy
Frankie and Joely- Nova Weetman
The Natural Way of Things- Charlotte Wood
Kit's Wilderness- David Almond
The Girl on the Train- Paula Hawkin
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction- Walter Benjamin
Warning: the story of Cyclone Tracy- Sophie Cunningham
Bad Behaviour- Rebecca Starford
Brother of the more famous Jack- Barbara Trapido
Bereft- Chris Womersley
Fallen- Rochelle Siemienowicz
The Red Tree- Caitlin R Kieran
Us- David Nicholls
The Luminaries- Eleanor Catton
A Sport and a Pastime- James Salter
The Book of Strange New Things- Michael Faber
Laurinda- Alice Pung
A Philosophy of Walking- Frederic Gros
All That is Solid Melts into Air- Darragh McKeon
Cry the Beloved Country- Alan Paton
The Old Ways- Robert McFarland
Death, Dying and Organ Transplantation- Miller and Truog
No One belongs here more than you- Miranda July
Knots and Crosses- Ian Rankin

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