Best books read in 2015, all the way up to 11

A listing of the best (most interesting, most compelling, funniest, mind-blowing, etc.) books I read this past year, in chronological order, but with no attention paid to genre or year of publication, and which of course goes all the way up to eleven. Anyone else have any entries?

  • “The Android’s Dream,” John Scalzi.
  • “The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose,” John Shuler.
  • “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” Michelle Alexander.
  • “The Rosie Project,” Graeme Simsion.
  • “The Quick Red Fox,” John D. MacDonald.
  • “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” Garth Stein.
  • “James A. Rhodes, Ohio Colossus,” Lee Leonard, Tom Diemer and Richard Zimmerman.
  • “The Southern Reach Trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance),” Jeff VanderMeer.
  • “Chasing Oliver Hazard Perry: Travels in the Footsteps of the Commodore Who Saved America,” Craig Heimbuch.
  • “Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America,” Wil Haygood.
  • “The Barrytown Trilogy (The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van),” Roddy Doyle.

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  1. Helene Wecker’s debut novel, “The Golem and the Jinni”. Set in 1900’s New York City, it is a story of immigrants, magical creatures, and what it means to be human and alive.

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