Booklist 2015

As I continue my working life, I am drawn to literature from many different genres and historical periods. Here is a list of the books and essays I have read in 2015. Works I especially enjoyed and recommend are marked in bold.

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  • Anderson, Dianna. Damaged Goods.
  • Berry, Wendell. The Hidden Wound.
  • Brown, Brene. Rising Strong: The Reckoning, the Rumble, the Revolution.
  • Bryson, Bill. A Walk in the Woods.
  • Buber, Martin. I and Thou. Trans. Smith.
  • Butler, Octavia. Kindred.
  • Butterfield, Rosaria. The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert.
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me.
  • Crane, Stephen. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and other writings about New York.
  • Denning, Stephen. The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management.
  • Diamant, Anita. The Boston Girl.
  • Dick, Philip K. Minority Report.
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo. “History.” Essays, Vol. 1.
  • Erdrich, Louise. The Plague of Doves.
  • Franzen, Jonathan. Freedom.
  • Gabaldon, Diana. Drums of Autumn.
  • Gladwell, Malcolm. What the Dog Saw and other adventures.
  • Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken.
  • Hoffman, Alice. The Story Sisters.
  • Howey, Hugh. Wool.
  • Judt, Tony. “The ‘Problem of Evil’ in Postwar Europe.” The New York Review of Books.
  • Kushner, Aviya. The Grammar of God.
  • Lawson, Jenny. Furiously Happy.
  • Lee, Harper. Go Set a Watchman.
  • Lewis, C.S. The Abolition of Man.
  • Lowry, Lois. Gathering Blue.
    Lowry, Lois. Messenger.
    Lowry, Lois. Son.
  • Lukacs, John. A Student’s Guide to the Study of History.
  • McCarthy, Cormac. The Road.
  • McKinley, Robin. Beauty.
  • Ozeki, Ruth. A Tale for the Time Being
  • Pinsky, Robert. The Sounds of Poetry: A Brief Guide.
  • Poehler, Amy. Yes, Please.
  • Rothfuss, Patrick. The Slow Regard of Silent Things.
    Rothfuss, Patrick. The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two).
  • Sturgeon, Theodore. The Man Who Lost the Sea.
  • Sunstein, Cass R. and Reid Hastie. Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter.
  • Townes, Charles H. How the Laser Happened: Adventures of a Scientist.
  • Vines, Matthew. God and the Gay Christian.
  • Weil, Simone. Waiting for God.
  • Wolfe, Gregory. Intruding upon the Timeless.
  • Yousafzai, Malala, and Christina Lamb. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.
  • Zinsser, William. On Writing Well.
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