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2015 Reading



January
1. The Vanishing Witch, by Karen Maitland
2. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
3. Texts From Jane Eyre, by Mallory Ortberg
4. Brighton Rock, by Graham Green
5. Brat Farrar, by Josephine Tey
6. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
7. Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
8. A Movable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
9. A Room of One's Own, by Virginia Woolf
10. Other Voices, Other Rooms, by Truman Capote
11. Maggie-Now, by Betty Smith

February
1. Middlemarch, by George Eliot
2. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
3. Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate, by Cynthia Lee
4. Music For Chameleons, by Truman Capote
5. Peyton Place, by Grace Metalious
6. Unrequited, by Lisa Phillips
7. Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
8. A Lost Lady, by Willa Cather

March
1. Persuasion, by Jane Austen
2. Love With a Chance of Drowning, by Torre DeRoche
3. One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
4. Miss Buncle's Book, by DE Stevenson
5. One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
6. The Ten Thousand Things, by Maria Dermout
7. Finding Kansas, by Aaron Likens

April
1. Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women, by Harriet Reisen
2. The Women of the House, by Jean Zimmerman
3. Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide, by Barbara Bissonette
4. Harriet, by Elizabeth Jenkins
5. Hostages to Fortune, by Elizabeth Cambridge
6. The Beth Book, by Sarah Grand
7. I'll Never Be Young Again, by Daphne Du Maurier
8. The Real Thing, by Ellen McCarthy
9. Civil to Strangers and Other Writings, by Barbara Pym
10. How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned From Reading Too Much, by Samantha Ellis

May
1. Five Guys Who Broke My Heart, by Susan Shapiro
2. Between You &Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, by Mary Norris
3. Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay
4. A Desperate Fortune, by Susanna Kearsley
5. Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own, by Kate Bolick
6. Roast Beef, Medium, by Edna Ferber
7. Illumination, by Matthew Plampin
8. Still Missing, by Beth Gutcheon
9. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, by Mary Roach
10. Julian Grenfell, by Nicholas Mosley
11. Velocity, by Kristin McCloy
12. Buttered Side Down, by Edna Ferber
13. The Wheel of Fortune, by Susan Howatch
14. My Life in Middlemarch, by Rebecca Mead
15. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving
16. Ann Veronica, by HG Wells

June
1. Ivanhoe, by Walter Scott
2. The Runaway, by Elizabeth Anna Hart
3. Only as Good as Your Word, by Susan Shapiro
4. Bartleby the Scrivener, by Herman Melville
5, Vera, by Elizabeth Von Arnim
6. Zuleika Dobson, by Max Beerbohm
7. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce
8. King Solomon's Carpet, by Barbara Vine
9. Breakfast at Tiffany's and Other Stories, by Truman Capote
10. Flappers and Philosophers, by F Scott Fitzgerald
11. The Blue Castle, by LM Montgomery

July:
1. The Touch, by Colleen McCullough
2. The Secret Life of Violet Grant, by Beatrix Williams
3. The Secrets of the Lighthouse, by Santa Montefiore
4. So Big, by Edna Ferber
5. Not that Kind of Girl, by Lena Dunham
6. Bossypants, by Tina Fey
7. Modern Romance, by Aziz Ansari

August:
1. The Art of the Personal Essay, ed. by Phillip Lopate
2. Essays of EB White
3. On Writing Well, by William Zinsser
4. The Situation and the Story, by Vivian Gornick
5. The Lover, by Marguerite Duras
6. Tiny Beautiful Things, by Cheryl Strayed
7. Slouching Towards Bethlehem, by Joan Didion
8. Love Illuminated, by Dan Jones
9. Inconvenient People, by Sarah Wise

September:
1. Not All Wives: Women of Colonial Philadelphia, by Karin Wolf
2. Legs Get Led Astray, by Chloe Caldwell
3. Dear Mr. Essay Writer Guy, by Dinty Moore
4. My Misspent Youth, by Meghan Daum
5. The White Album, by Joan Didion
6. A Garden of Earthly Delights, by Joyce Carol Oates
7. Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser

October:
1. Why Not me? by Mindy Kaling
2. Furiously Happy, by Jenny Lawson
3. The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
4. The Fiery Cross, by Diana Gabaldon
5. The Art of Memoir, by Mary Karr
6. The Best American Essays 2015, ed. by Ariel Levy

November:
1. Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, by Mary McCarthy
2. The House of Stairs, by Barbara Vine
3. Wild, by Cheryl Strayed
4. Unspeakable, by Meghan Daum

December:
1. In Praise of Messy Lives, by Katie Roiphe
2. Intellectual Memoirs, by Mary McCarthy
3. Modern Romance, by Aziz Ansari
4. My Heart Laid Bare, by Joyce Carol Oates
5. Red Ribbon on a White Horse, by Anzia Yezierska

Comments

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AKW said…
Hi Katherine,

Searching for reviews for a Persephone book led me to your blog. Don't know if you're still reviewing/updating this but I just wanted to say that your lists and reviews are excellent! I hope you got through everything you wanted to this year.

All the best,
AW
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1. Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon
2. The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome, by Tony Attwood
3. Mozart and the Whale, by Mary and Jerry Newport
4. Handling the Truth, by Beth Kephart
5. Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen
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5. Twirling Naked in the Streets, by Jeannie Davide-Rivera
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