2015 Reading List

This year, I hope to read 25 books. I want to expand genres beyond poetry and non-fiction, and delve into fantasy and erotic fiction, even if I only make it through one book of each. I also want to read every book that is lent to me in a timely manner. Last year, I fell short of my 24 book goal, but am pleased with my ability to read as a means of personal growth. Below I will list books as I complete them.

The Animal Too Big To Kill – Shane McCrae

Even Though I Don’t Miss You – Chelsea Martin

Heliopause – Heather Christle

Dracula – Bram Stoker

Manifestation Wolverine – Ray Young Bear

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

Women – Chloe Caldwell

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling

Alex + Ada Volume 1 – Jonathan Luna & Sarah Vaughn

Flit – Dennis Milam Bensie

Dragon Keeper – Robin Hobb

Bright Dead Things – Ada Limon

The Martian – Andy Weir

Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling

The Magicians – Lev Grossman

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

Moby-Dick, Or the Whale – Herman Melville

That Winter the Wolf Came – Juliana Spahr

Deer Hour – Khaty Xiong

Low Volume One: The Delirium of Hope – Remender | Tocchini

Wolf Doctors – Russ Woods

Our Lady of the Crossword – Rigoberto Gonzalez

Sappho – Translated by Mary Barnard

War of the Foxes – Richard Siken

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Volumes 1-3 – Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Count the Waves – Sandra Beasley

Overwinter – Jeremy Pataky

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Saga: Volumes 1-5 – Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

Series | India – Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr.

The Glory Gets – Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

The Iliad – Homer / Robert Fagles translation

Quitter – Jon Acuff

Red Deer – Anne Marie Macari

The Turn of the Screw – Henry James

SOS: Poems 1961-2013 Amiri Baraka – Selected by Paul Vangelisti

The Do-Over – Kathleen Ossip

Home by Now – Meg Kearney

Seam – Tarfia Faizullah

The Erotic Spirit – Edited by Sam Hamill

Moonlight Becomes You – Mary Higgins Clark


3 thoughts on “2015

  1. Nihaad says:

    These look really interesting. I just read your article on GenTwenty and it made me want to try different genres, out of my comfort zone. Lately I’ve had some trouble finding books that challenge me in ways I enjoy being challenged. I think this would change that for me, and broaden my horizons at the same time.

    • Johns6dl says:

      I’ve really been enjoying almost everything I’ve been reading this year! Although, I admit that I haven’t trekked outside of my comfort zone quite as much as I’d like to. Can’t believe the year is already half over. I’m hoping to read some sci-fi or high fantasy before the year is over… a couple of genres that are WAY outside of my comfort zone. Totally agree that reading new genres is a great way to expand your literary horizons. Happy reading!

      • Nihaad says:

        I tip toe around sci-fi and fantasy but I’ve been reading some more of that lately and have enjoyed it. You have opened my eyes to try new genres so I am hoping to explore more of that for whats left of the year. Thank you again and I will be sure to check in more to see what else you’ve been reading 🙂

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