Books Read 2015

January
No Ordinary Time, Doris Kearns Goodwin ****
Kid Presidents, David Stabler, Doogie Horner (Ill.) ***
Splitting an Order, Ted Kooser ****
A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson ***
Gulp, Mary Roach ***
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, Terry Ryan *****
Americans’ Favorite Poems, Robert Pinsky & Maggie Dietz (Eds.) ****
Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson *****
Yes Please, Amy Poehler  **

February

Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White *****
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote *****
Nora Webster, Colm Tóibín **
A Homemade Life, Molly Wizenberg ***
Coming Clean, Kimberly Rae Miller ****

March

By the Book, Pamela Paul (Ed.) & Scott Turow ***
We Knew Mary Baker Eddy (vol. 1), Christian Science Publishers *****
How Reading Changed My Life, Anna Quindlen ****
Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier *****
Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls ****
Dead Wake, Erik Larson ****
Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls Wilder ***

April

At Home, Bill Bryson ***½
Killing Jesus, Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard ***
Better than Before, Gretchen Rubin *****
Middlemarch, George Eliot ***** (audio)
Good Poems: American Places, Garrison Keillor *****
The Penderwicks, Jeanne Birdsall ****
Hammer Head, Nina MacLaughlin ***
Between You & Me, Mary Norris  ****
A Working Girl Can’t Win, Deborah Garrison ***
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo ***½ 

May
What I Know for Sure, Oprah Winfrey ***** (audio)
Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert *****
My Life in Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead ***
One Writer’s Beginnings, Eudora Welty ***
And the Good News Is…, Dana Perino ***½ 
Like a Beggar, Ellen Bass ****
The Wright Brothers, David McCullough ***½
The Second Child, Deborah Garrison ***
Novel Interiors, Lisa Borgnes Giramonti ***
What the Dog Saw, Malcolm Gladwell **** (audio)

June
Cold Tangerines, Shauna Niequist ****     
The Know-It-All, A.J. Jacobs *****
Girl in the Dark, Anna Lyndsey ***
Horoscopes for the Dead, Billy Collins ****
A Fine Romance, Candice Bergen ****
Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery ***** (audio)
Life is Short (No Pun Intended), Jennifer Arnold MD & Bill Klein, ***½
Trisha’s Table, Trisha Yearwood ****
Flower, Andrew Zuckerman *****
In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan ****

July
Early Warning, Jane Smiley ****
Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer ***** (audio)
Food: A Love Story, Jim Gaffigan ****
Around the House and in the Garden, Dominique Browning ****
Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Ilene Beckerman ***½  
The Talented Clementine, Sara Pennypacker *****
I Regret Nothing, Jen Lancaster *****
Blue Horses: Poems, Mary Oliver ***
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacqueline Kelly ****
Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee ***

August
The River of Doubt, Candice Millard *****
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World!, Jennifer Holm, Matthew Holm ****
Garlic and Sapphires, Ruth Reichl *****
Sister Mother Husband Dog, Delia Ephron ***½
The Best American Poetry 2011, Kevin Young (Ed) **
Mansfield Park, Jane Austen ****½
Julie & Julia, Julie Powell ***
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald ***
The Book of Joan, Melissa Rivers **½
At Home in Mitford, Jan Karon *****

September
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley *****
Voracious, Cara Nicoletti *****
Gift from the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh ***
I Feel Bad About My Neck, Nora Ephron ***
A Good Enough Daughter, Alix Kates Shulman ***
The Jesus Cow, Michael Perry ***
The Lost Landscape, Joyce Carol Oates ***
I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had, Tony Danza ****
The Pawnbroker’s Daughter, Maxine Kumin ****

October
Gifted Hands, Ben Carson & Cecil Murphey ****
The Story of My Life, Helen Keller ***
Killing Reagan, Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard, ***½
180 More, Billy Collins (Ed) ****
Following Atticus, Tom Ryan *****
How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm, Mei-Ling Hopgood ***
Small Victories, Anne Lamott ****
Eats Shoots and Leaves, Lynne Truss ***
Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert ****
The Reading Promise, Alice Ozma ***

November
Driving Hungry, Layne Mosler ****
The Residence, Kate Andersen Brower *****
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, Elisabeth Tova Bailey ***
The Art of Losing, Kevin Young (Ed) ****  
A Light in the Window, Jan Karon *****
Rosemary, Kate Clifford Larson ***
The Last Season, Stuart Stevens ***
Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell ***
Don’t Sing at the Table, Adriana Trigiani  ***
Humans of New York: Stories, Brandon Stanton *****

December
Mornings on Horseback, David McCullough ****
My Fair Lazy, Jen Lancaster ****
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens ***
Dad Is Fat, Jim Gaffigan ****
Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson ***½
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, Anna Quindlen *****
Troublemaker, Leah Remini ***
The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Caroline Kennedy *** (audio CD)
Flirting with French, William Alexander ***           
The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin *****
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime, Ree Drummond *****






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