2015 Reading List

Every year I keep track of all the books I read (both print and narration).  In 2015 I completed 81 books!  My top 15 are listed below, followed by the rest:

(* = narrated as audio book, ** = listened to as audio book)

1. Beautiful Ruins
by Jess Walter

2. Aurora
by Kim Stanley Robinson

3. The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive
by Brian Christian

4. The Tigers Wife
by Téa Obreht

5. Planetfall
by Emma Newman

6. The Buried Giant
by Kazuo Ishiguro

7. All the Light We Cannot See**
by Anthony Doerr

8. Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson

9.Luna: New Moon
by Ian McDonald

10. Lock In
by John Scalzi

11. Dept. of Speculation
by Jenny Offill

12. Water knife
by Paolo Bacigalupi

13. Look at Me
by Jennifer Egan

14. Seveneves
by Neil Stephenson

15. Lila
by Marilynne Robinson
World War Z
by Max Brooks

The Devils Game*
by Daniel Patterson

Silence Once Begun
by Jesse Ball

Telling Our Way to the Sea (uf)
by Aaron Hirsh

Streetlights Like Fireworks*
by David Pandolfe

The Last Exposition, Stanley’s Mad Journey through the Congo
by Daniel Liebowitz and Charles Pearson

Boneland
by Jeffrey Thomas

A Warriors Faith: Navy SEAL Ryan Job, a Life-Changing Firefight, and the Belief That Transformed His Life*
by Robert Vera

The Just City
by Jo Walton

Girl in the Moonlight*
by Charles Dubow

Redemption Song*
by Craig Schaefer

Taken*
by Dee Henderson

2312
by Kim Stanley Robinson

The Greatest Thing in the World
by Henry Drummond

Travels in a Thin Country
by Sara Wheeler

The James Miracle*
by Jason F. Wright

Falcon*
by Ronie Kendig

The Class of 65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness*
by Jim Auchmutey

Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon
by Kim Zetter

What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?*
by Kevin DeYoung

BrainWeb*
by Douglas E. Richards

The Subprimes*
by Karl Taro Greenfeld

Anansi Boys**
by Neil Gaimen

Ebola K 2*
by Bobby Adair

Bad Land: An American Romance (uf)
by Jonathan Raban

The Book of Stone*
by Jonathan Papernick

Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals (uf)
by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw

The Living End*
by Craig Schaefer

The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee
by James Freeman and Caitlin Freeman

A Winter Haunting
by Dan Simmons

A Lawman’s Justice*
by Delores Fossen

Surrendering to the Sheriff*
by Delores Fossen

A Plain Dealing Villain*
by Craig Schaefer

Neverwhere
by Neil Gaimen

Special Topics in Calamity Physics (uf)
by Marisha Pessl

Cibola Burn
by James S.A. Corey

Nemesis Games
by James S.A. Corey

The Heretic *
by Lucas Bale

Why We’re Not Emergent*
by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck

Why We Love the Church*
by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck

In Search of Moby Dick: The Quest For The White Whale
by Tim Severin

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of A Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator*
by Homer Hickam

The Killing Floor Blues*
by Craig Schaefer

Maximus*
by Richard L. Black

Never Let Me Go (uf)
by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver

Icehenge
by Kim Stanley Robinson

Time Heist *
by Anthony Vicino

Aurorarama  (uf)
by Jean-Christophe Valtat

Smart Fat*
by Masley, Steven, M.D. and Bowden, Jonny, PhD

Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom*
by Ryan T. Anderson

The Fraud*
by Brad Parks

Old Mans War
by John Scalzi

The Ghost Brigade
by John Scalzi

Why We Trust the Bible *
by Greg Gilbert

The Terrible Two Get Worse*
by Mac Barnett and Jory John

The Last Colony
by John Scalzi

Not Black and White: From The Very Windy City to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue*
by G. A. Beller

Shadowguard*
by Gamma Ray Martinez

Church in Hard Places: How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy*
by Mez McConnell and Mike McKinley

Hastening*
by Steve Smith

Zoe’s Tale (uf)
by John Scalzi

Finding Zero: A Mathematician’s Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers
by Amir D. Aczel

Ten Prayers that Changed the World*
by Jean-Pierre Isbouts

The Absence of Mercy*
by John Burley

The Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines
by Malcolm Gray

Home Coffee Roasting, Revised, Updated Edition: Romance and Revival
by Kenneth Davids

Comments 2

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      Adam Verner

      Good question Ann! That means “unfinished.” Often if a book doesn’t grab me within the first few chapters I’ll abandon it, but want to keep note of it so I remember that I gave it a try 🙂

      Happy reading, and take care!

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