Year's End Booklist, 2015

This year may have been a real mixed bag, but at least it was a good one for hitting the books. Presented below without comment: every book, audiobook, and chapbook I read in 2015. Peruse at your leisure- I have to go preserve food in mason jars and listen to the Hamilton soundtrack again.


Modern Life- Matthea Harvey

Yes Please- Amy Poehler

Taking Off Emily Dickenson’s Clothes- Billy Collins

Citizen: An American Lyric- Claudia Rankine

Fidelity- Grace Paley

The Balloonists- Eula Biss

This Lamentable City- Polina Barskova

Mother Love- Rita Dove

The Cloud Collector’s Handbook- Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Pacific Coast Pelagic Invertebrates- David Wrobel and Claudia Mills

Bad Feminist- Roxane Gay

Ramza- Out El Kouloub (translated by Nayra Atiya)

Red Bird- Mary Oliver

Life on Mars- Tracy K. Smith

Congress of Mud- Luiza Flynn Goodlett (chapbook)

The Enchantress of Florence- Salman Rushdie

Their Eyes Were Watching God- Zora Neale Hurston

Bossypants- Tina Fey

A Brief History of Time- Stephen Hawking (audiobook)

The Girl in the Flammable Skirt- Aimee Bender

Valencia- Michelle Tea

Night- Elie Wiesel

Emplumada- Lorna Dee Cervantes

My People-Kath Walker

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos- R.L. LaFevers

The Children- Paula Bohince

Pelican- Emily O’Neill

Wintersmith- Terry Pratchett

Good Omens- Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (re-read)

Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh- R.L LaFevers

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks- Rebecca Skloot

This Is How Your Lose Her- Junot Diaz

Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy- Stevenson, Ellis, Watters, Allen (comic book)

I LOVE SCIENCE!- Shanny Jean Maney

Tigerbone Wine- Hilary Tham

Fratricide- Alexis Stratton (chapbook)

The Devastation- Melissa Buzzeo (LLR)

Butch Geography- Stacey Waite

Lantern Puzzle- Ye Chun

The Islands Project- Eloise Klein Healy

Five Children and It- E. Nesbit

Sex at Dawn- Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha

Lace and Pyrite: letters from two gardens- Ross Gay and Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Rope- Alison Hawthorne Deming

Lucky Fish- Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Sexing the Cherry- Jeanette Winterson

Things That Are- Amy Leach

Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate- Ginger Strand

Last Psalm at Sea Level- Meg Day

Men Explain Things to Me- Rebecca Solnit

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States- Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

War of the Foxes- Richard Siken

When the Sick Rule the World- Dodie Bellamy (LLR)

Sharks in the Rivers- Ada Limon

Prelude to Bruise- Saeed Jones

The Last Two Seconds- Mary Jo Bang

When I was Straight- Julie Marie Wade (chapbook)

Slant Six- Erin Belieu

Solve for X- Ed Madden and Alexis Stratton (chapbook)