Book Breakdown of 2015

  • Books
  • December 31, 2015


This post marks my return to blogging. Not that I meant to take a hiatus or that anyone really noticed that I’ve been MIA BUT baby is an adorable little time suck and my blog posts as of recently have been severely lacking [insert sad emoticon here]. Anyway, I am hoping remedy that in 2016 – BUT this post is not meant to wax philosophic about being a shitty blogger and how I’ve come to atone, yadda, yadda AND instead post about the books I was able to triumph over this year.

Last year’s grand total: 17

This year’s grand total: 10

Not too shabby considering I pushed out a kid in May. I’m proud to say I still made time for the good ol’ written word in between pumping and during nursing and whenever else I could squeeze in a few spare moments. BUT STILL? Just 10? My heart weeps.

And so it goes…the annual book breakdown of 2015:

The Empty Glass by J.I. Baker

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Serena by Ron Rash

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty (nonfiction)

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus by Billy Wasik and Monica Murphy (nonfiction)

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain (nonfiction)

Overall, I feel a little underwhelmed by all the books I’ve read this year. Most were “meh” at best, with the exception of a couple. And so you ask, what is the best book I’ve read this year? I’ll Give You the Sun beat out all the above by a landslide. This book is a quirky little gem that I beg all of you to read. Yes, it’s YA but it’s still pretty damn wonderful. So get on it.

My 2016 roundup is already looking pretty busy…


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