It’s that time of year again folks; it’s when I list all the books that I’ve read in one year so you can see how much reading I do and how little I  actually parent my child. No-I don’t post this list to brag, in fact, I think many people actually see it as proof that I am as lame as they suspected. And no, I don’t get out much, but when I do, I try to sneak a book into my purse so I can get a bit of reading in wherever I am.giphy

For those of you who are just seeing this list for the first time (you can check out my lists from 2013 and 2014 too), I’ll run down the rules quickly. This lists each book in the order I read it in, and I will link to my review of the book if I indeed wrote one. If I didn’t write a review, it’s not because I didn’t like it, I simply ran out of time. Keep in mind that many of the books I review I receive directly from publishers in return for an honest review (like many of my fellow book bloggers), but a small percentage of the books have been given to me by friends and family (for example, the Murder She Wrote books). No one would ever notice this, but I feel the need to mention something else; in some cases I will have read parts of one of these books previously for a book-related gig in the past, but I list the books here once I’ve read them completely. So, for instance I read parts of Matthew Thomas’s book We Are Not Ourselves in October of 2014 when I hosted the Wordfest gig he was in, but I wasn’t able to read it cover to cover until 2015.

Many of my reviews are positive, because I typically refuse to review books I know I won’t enjoy and I can usually find something good to say about almost everything I read. If you want to see me post more negative reviews, let me know in the comments section and I’ll consider upping my standards in 2016! Just kidding, don’t do that.

  1. Indian Ernie by Ernie Louttit
  2. Not the First Thing I’ve Missed by Fionncara MacEoin
  3. Wildness Rushing In by dee Hobsbawn-Smith
  4. A Crack in the Wall by Betty Jane Hegerat
  5. The First Principles of Dreaming by Beth Goobie
  6. Rose’s Run by Dawn Dumont
  7. Wiseman’s Wager by Dave Margoshes
  8. Between Clay & Dust by Musharraf Ali Farooqi
  9. Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
  10. Bark by Lorrie Moore
  11. We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
  12. The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith
  13. Neverhome by Laird Hunt
  14. What I Meant to Say: The Privates Lives of Men-Edited by Ian Brown
  15. No Man’s Nightingale by Ruth Rendell
  16. 7 Ways to Sunday by Lee Kvern
  17. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
  18. Landing Gear by Kate Pullinger
  19. As Chimney Sweepers Came to Dust by Alan Bradley
  20. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  21. A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
  22. If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie
  23. Suitcase City by Sterling Watson
  24. 12 Rose Street by Gail Bowen
  25. Welcome to the Circus by Rhonda Douglas
  26. A Beauty by Connie Gault
  27. Delicious Foods by James Hannaham
  28. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  29. Time Will Say Nothing by Ramin Jahanbegloo
  30. The Half Brother by Holly LeCraw
  31. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
  32. The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens
  33. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
  34. Where Did You Sleep Last Night by Lynn Crosbie
  35. A Measure of Light by Beth Powning
  36. The Incarnations by Susan Barker
  37. Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
  38. Wake the Stone Man by Carol McDougall
  39. In Another Country by David Constantine
  40. His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay
  41. Blackout by Sarah Hepola
  42. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
  43. Under Major Domo Minor by Patrick deWitt
  44. Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
  45. Close to Hugh by Marina Endicott
  46. Honeydew by Edith Pearlman
  47. Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
  48. The Mystics of Mile End by Sigal Samuel
  49. The Mountain Can Wait by Sarah Leipciger
  50. The Wrong Cat by Lorna Crozier
  51. Ghostly-Edited by Audrey Niffenegger
  52. One Night Markovitch by Ayelet Gundar-Gostaven
  53. Long Change by Don Gillmor
  54. Sutterfeld, You are Not a Hero by Tom Stern
  55. Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
  56. The Big Disconnect by Catherine Steiner-Adair (this was a parenting book I read, and because I have no idea what I’m doing as a parent, I don’t feel comfortable writing reviews on parenting books quite yet)
  57. Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
  58. Manhattans & Murder by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
  59. Yuletide Murder by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
  60. The Winter War by Philip Teir (review to be posted shortly)
  61. This is Happy by Camilla Gibb (review to be posted shortly)


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