Books Read in 2015

2015 wasn’t exactly a banner year for me in terms of book reading. Work-related issues and a health challenge reduced my reading productivity, but I still managed to read 19 books in 2015. This is shy of my usual goal of 25 books, but I enjoyed works by a broad cross section of authors in a variety of genres. Here are the books I read:

An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green.

Becoming Josephine, by Heather Webb.

Rodin’s Lover, by Heather Webb.

Let Me Be Frank with You, by Richard Ford

A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler

The House of Hawthorne, by Erika Robuck

Swamplandia! By Karen Russell

The Light in the Ruins, by Chris Bohjalian

Caught, by Harlan Coben

The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith (pen name for JK Rowling)

All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

Purity, by Jonathan Franzen

Children of Dune, by Frank Herbert

Mean Streak, by Sandra Brown

The Redbreast, by Jo Nesbo

The Girl in the Spider’s Web, by David Lagercrantz

Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert

Billy Martin: Baseball’s Flawed Genius, by Bill Pennington

My favorite book of the year? All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. This was a beautifully rendered tale of the struggles of a blind French girl and a sensitive young German solider during the last days of World War II. Doerr used all the elements of a great story: strong premise, satisfying story arc, detailed characterization, compelling narrative, rich and vivid description, high stakes, and an important theme. Happy reading in 2016.

What was the favorite book you read in 2015? 

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  1. Were some of these audio books Chris? I know you made use of that medium in 2015.

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