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2015 in Books


  • The Woman Who Borrowed Memories by Tove Jansson, trans. by Silvester Mazzarella and Thomas Teal
  • At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid
  • The Boy Who Lost Fairyland by Cathrynne Valente
  • Trader by Charles de Lint
  • Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
  • The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson
  • I’ll Ask You Three Times: Are You OK? by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley
  • The Awakened Kingdom by NK Jemisin
  • Dreaming Spies by Laurie King
  • Mortal Love by Elizabeth Hand
  • Tribe of the Tiger by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
  • The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara
  • Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
  • Culture and Imperialism by Edward Said
  • The Wedding by Dorothy West
  • An Absolute Gentleman by R.M. Kinder
  • Race of Scorpions by Dorothy Dunnett
  • The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donahue
  • The Lost Art of Dress by Linda Przybyszewski
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  • Legacy by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Beatrix Potter by Linda Lear
  • The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord
  • Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia McKillip
  • My Education by Susan Choi


  • The Game by Laurie King
  • Marta Oulie by Sigrid Undset, trans. by Tiina Nunnally
  • The Bone Knife by Intisar Khanani
  • Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Lord Hornblower by C.S. Forester
  • Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
  • Fairy Tale by Alice Thomas Ellis
  • Hush by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Family Man by Elinor Lipman
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  • Your Cat by Elizabeth Hodgkins
  • Outsmarting Cats by Wendy Christensen
  • Trick Training for Cats by Christine Hauschild
  • Starting From Scratch by Pam Johnson-Bennett
  • Think Like a Cat by Pam Johnson-Bennett


  • Angels of Destruction by Keith Donahue
  • Spirits of the Ordinary by Kathleen Alcala
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Home and Exile by Chinua Achebe
  • Present Darkness by Malla Nunn
  • The Phoenix Guards by Steven Brust
  • Mere Christianity by CS Lewis
  • Ru by Kim Thuy
  • Naming Nature by Carol Kaesuk Yoon
  • Justice Hall by Laurie King
  • Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley
  • Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
  • The Night Counter by Alia Yunis
  • Forests of the Heart by Charles de Lint
  • The Seeker by R.B. Chesterton


  • The Warden by Anthony Trollope
  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Bride’s Story, vol.2 by Kaoru Mori, trans. by William Flannagan
  • Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina: a Tradition Betrayed by Robert Donia & Robert Fine, Jr.
  • Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • The Spring of the Ram by Dorothy Dunnett
  • The Morville Hours by Katherine Swift
  • Keep Still by Eleanor Taylor Bland
  • The Innocents by Margery Sharp
  • The Bride’s Story vol. 1 by Kaoru Mori, trans. by William Flannagan
  • Temptations of Power by Shadi Hamid
  • The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett
  • Niccolo Rising by Dorothy Dunnett
  • Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie
  • Sylvester by Georgette Heyer
  • Beyond the Limbo Silence by Elizabeth Nunez


  • After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Teaching the Trees by Joan Maloof
  • The Ghost Rider by Ismail Kadare
  • All About Love by bell hooks
  • The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
  • The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
  • The Complete Ivory by Doris Egan
  • The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
  • O Jerusalem by Laurie King
  • Four Queens by Nancy Goldstone
  • Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
  • Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
  • The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje
  • With the Lapps in the High Mountains by Emilie Demant Hatt, trans. by Barbara Sjoholm (thoughts)
  • Complications by Atul Gawande
  • Aunty Lee’s Delights by Ovidia Yu
  • The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  • Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne Valente (thoughts)
  • Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett (thoughts)
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold
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