06 January 2016

Reads of 2015

I  read a variety of genres last year and more audio books. I kept track of library borrows as well as audio. I find it interesting to see my own habits change and evolve with technology. I also read more sort of top books, probably thanks to library access and Audible credits. I felt like I read more, but the list says not so. I did draft a book in writing as well as move house last year, traveled more for work...so my hands weren't idle when they weren't in a book. Favorite reads on your list from 2015? 

Books 2015
1. The Hike The Missing Link to Transformational Leadership Copyright © Danise DiStasi Nonfiction business allegory ***
2. Is everyone hanging out without me?, Mindy Kaling, humor memoir, ****, audio
3. El salon  de ambar, germany, spain, portugal  in Spanish! **** matilde asensi
4. The weed that strings the hangman's bag, UK, post WW II, Alan Bradley, **** audio
5. The Joy Diet, martha Beck,nonfiction, started in 2014;this one is a process not just a book. *****
6. Gone Girl, gillian flynn, Missouri, hard to rate since I knew so much hype. Well written. Didn't like the end which colors your overall feel. 
7. For Women only, shaunti feldhahn, nonfiction, paper book, started in 2014
8. Murder in the afternoon, Frances Brody. UK after WW1, **** audio
9. Gung-Ho, leadership story, ****, Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, audio
10. Cut and Run, carla neggers, holland and new york, *,  it was like a rough draft, needed editing, names spelled erratically, repetitive. 
11. Amy Pohler, yes, please, autobiography, *** audio, never quite finished even though I liked it. 
12. The  Antelope in the living room, Melanie Shankle, memoir humor, ***, library 
13. The Racketeer, John Grisham, ***, ebook, library
14. Dad is fat, Jim Gaffigan, memoir,*** audio
15. Dying to meet you, Patricia Scott, uk, fiction**
16. Rules of Prey, John Sandford, Minneapolis/St Paul, fiction, ebook, ***
17. The One You Love, Paul Pilkington, London, uk, fiction *** e book
18. The Four Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss, nonfiction
19. The Husband's Secrets, Liane  moriarty, Fiction audio, Australia, ***
20. The shawshank redemption, stephen king, audiobook, rough language  ****
21. Dear Theo, Irving Stone and Gene stone, audiobook,  letters of Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo ****, this was really long but I enjoyed it. Incredible look inside his life.
22. Walking with God thru pain and suffering, timothy Keller, nonfiction, ***
23. King of Lies, John Hart, North Carolina, audiobook, fast read, ****, library 
24. The Kind Worth Killing, Peter Swansen, Boston New England, ebook, library ****
25. Gray Mountain, John Grisham, Appalacian Virginia and DC, NYC, audio, library ***
26. Last Man Standing, David Baldacci, DC virginia, audio book. ***
27. Paranoia, joseph Finder, Seattle? , *** audio
28. Suspect, Robert Crais, LA, ***
29. 80/20 principle, the secret to achieving more with less, richard koLch, nonfiction.****
30. The Girl on the Train, Uk, Paula Hawkins, audio****
31. Beyond Belief: jenna miscaivage hill, scientology, nonfiction ***, audio, very interesting 
32. Mr. penumbra's 24 hour bookstore, Robin Sloan, san francisco, audio. ****, present tense. 
33. Evelina, historical fiction, UK,  Fanny Burney, pub date 1778, ***
34. The Handmaid's Tale, alternate future USAish, top 100 books list, audio, ****
35. Deliver us from Evil, italy, Roberto Constantini, ***.5, didn't love the main character or it could have been 4 stars, plus second half had some typos probably from the translation. Library 
36. the Stranger, Harlan Corben, NJ, ****, library ebook
37. the Forgotten Garden, Kate Morton, Australia, Cornwall, mixed time periods, **** audiobook