Torea Frey

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2015 in books

What's on my shelf this year? Here's a glimpse at the titles I've read:

  1. Rainey Royal, Dylan Landis
  2. Hurry Down Sunshine, Michael Greenberg
  3. Perfect Madness, Judith Warner
  4. The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, Andrew Sean Greer 
  5. The Wallcreeper, Nell Zink 
  6. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, Anton DiSclafani
  7. City of Ash, Megan Chance
  8. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
  9. The Word Exchange, Alena Graedon
  10. My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
  11. Ugly Girls, Lindsay Hunter 
  12. Love Slave, Jennifer Spiegel
  13. After Birth, Elisa Albert
  14. Smart Girls Get What They Want, Sarah Strohmeyer 
  15. Under the Wide and Starry Sky, Nancy Horan
  16. The Book of Dahlia, Elisa Albert
  17. Never Mind, Edward St Aubyn
  18. Bad News, Edward St Aubyn
  19. Some Hope, Edward St Aubyn
  20. Mother's Milk, Edward St Aubyn 
  21. At Last, Edward St Aubyn
  22. Follow Me, Joanna Scott
  23. Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng
  24. Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh 
  25. The Sellout, Paul Beatty
  26. A Guide to Being Born, Ramona Ausubel 
  27. 1913: The Year Before the Storm, Florian Illies 
  28. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, Helen Grant 
  29. Almost Famous Women, Megan Mayhew Bergman 
  30. Adam, Ariel Schrag 
  31. The Story of a New Name, Elena Ferrante
  32. The Heiresses, Sara Shepard
  33. Help for the Haunted, John Searles
  34. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon---And the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller 
  35. Dark Rooms, Lili Anolik 
  36. Five Women, Rona Jaffe
  37. The Adderall Diaries, Stephen Elliott
  38. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  39. Bringing Up Bebe, Pamela Druckerman
  40. Turtle Diary, Russell Hoban
  41. Life Among the Savages, Shirley Jackson
  42. Raising Demons, Shirley Jackson
  43. Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky 
  44. On Immunity, Eula Biss 
  45. This One Is Mine, Maria Semple 
  46. The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson
  47. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, Elena Ferrante
  48. 10:04, Ben Lerner
  49. Happily Ever After, Harriet Evans
  50. Dear Daughter, Elizabeth Little
  51. The Bad Seed, William March
  52. A History of Food in 100 Recipes, William Sitwell
  53. Comet in Moominland, Tove Jansson
  54. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak 
  55. Nurture Shock, Po Bronson 
  56. A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara 
  57. Unbecoming, Rebecca Scherm
  58. Hausfrau, Jill Alexander Essbaum
  59. Between Lives, Dorothea Tanning
  60. The Star Side of Bird Hill, Naomi Jackson 
  61. Between You and Me, Mary Norris
  62. Far From the Tree, Andrew Solomon 
  63. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  64. Bluets, Maggie Nelson
  65. Ana of California, Andi Teran 
  66. The Suicide of Claire Bishop, Carmiel Banasky
  67. Love and Other Way of Dying, Michael Paterniti
  68. Find Me, Laura van den Berg
  69. Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh
  70. Dietland, Sarai Walker
  71. Founding Grammars, Rosemarie Ostler
  72. This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, Jonathan Evison
  73. Being Mortal, Atul Gawande
  74. Local Girls, Caroline Zancan
  75. The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, Anna North 
  76. Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper, Hilary Liftin
  77. Gold Fame Citrus, Claire Vaye Watkins