27 Books I Read in 2015


I didn’t hit my goal of reading six books a month in 2015. Far from it. But that’s OK, it’s not one of those goals that I care much about the numbers. I just care that I’m reading, and that I try to read more than I have in the past. It’s not something I stress myself out over. If you are wanting to read more, here are six ways to read more books this year.


Even though I didn’t hit six per month, here are 27 books that I did read this year:

1 // The Secret History, by Donna Tartt

2 // Three Daughters, by Consuelo Saah Baehr

3 // Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert

4 // The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

5 // Lovers on All Saints’ Day, by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

6 // The Star Side of Bird Hill, by Naomi Jackson

7 // The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion (thoughts on this book here)

8 // Yes Please, by Amy Poehler

9 // The Woman I Wanted to Be, by Diane von Furstenberg (thoughts on this book here)

10 // The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories, by Marina Keegan (thoughts on this book here)

11 // What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars, by Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan

12 // The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday (thoughts on this book here)

13 // Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty

14 // The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer (thoughts on this book here)

15 // On Writing, by Stephen King

16 // All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr (thoughts on this book here)

17 // The Circle, by Dave Eggers (thoughts on this book here)

18 // The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins (thoughts on this book here)

19 // The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica (thoughts on this book here)

20 // The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah (thoughts on this book here)

21 // Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It, by Gary Taubes

22 // Better Than Before, by Gretchen Rubin

23 // The One Thing, by Gary Keller

24 // Play It As It Lays, by Joan Didion

25 // The Art of Social Media, by Guy Kawaskai & Peg Fitzpatrick

26 // Grace: A Memoir, by Grace Coddington (thoughts on this book here)

27 // Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown (thoughts on this book here)


Books I’m in the process of reading:

I know it’s weird to be in the middle of four books at the same time but I am.

Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides

I rented this book from the library, and didn’t finish it before the digital version expired. I just bought a used copy of the book on Amazon so I could finish it.

One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This book I’ve just had a really hard time getting through. Maybe it gets better? I mean it won tons of awards, but honestly, I don’t love it so far.

Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I’m listening to this on Audible!

My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem

On my nightstand right now, probably just a few more nights and I’ll be done with it.


I want to know:

+ Did you keep track of the books you’ve read? I do in GoodReads!

+ What was your favorite book this year? It was way too hard for me to pick. Honestly, so many of the books I mentioned in this post were amazing.



Photo by Laura Metzler