Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Books of 2015

I read a lot.  I have to re-read a lot for my job though.  In 2015 I read 17 novels.  Some were for school and required annotating (marked with an *).

Here is the list of books I read during the course of 2015:
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain*
  • Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad*
  • Night Circus Erin Morgenstern
  • Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee
  • Storyteller Jodi Picoult
  • Lone Wolf Jodi Picoult
  • The Things They Carried Tim O'Brien*
  • Still Alice Lisa Genova
  • Wild Cheryl Strayed
  • Why Not Me Mindy Kaling
  • Nectar in a Sieve Kamala Markandaya
  • Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe*
  • Humans of New York: Stories Brandon Stanton
  • The Shack Wm. Paul Young
  • Farewell My Concubine​ Lillian Lee
  • Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte*
  • a nervous wreck faking fine​ Dakota Wint

The annotated novels took much longer to read than the others.  Although this is the case,  hands down Jane Eyre is the best novel I have ever read.  I love it.  I love everything about it.  I am literally obsessed.  I am currently teaching this masterpiece in my senior English classes.  I get to relive the wonder countless times.  

I am already a good way through my first 2016 novel, Little Bee Chris Cleave.  I am captivated.  Although the beginning of this year has been particularly rocky, I at least have the love of literature to maintain my sanity.