Best Reads, 2015 Edition

It’s the end of the year and I have started tying up the old files and opening up new files for the coming year. But first I thought I would highlight my very subjective Best Reads list for the year 2015. I have to post it fast lest I change my mind and start reordering the titles.


Wanna argue?


  1. The Obstacles — Eloy Urroz
  2. The Dalkey Archive — Flann O’Brien
  3. Mercier et Camier — Samuel Beckett
  4. Submission — Michel Houellebecq
  5. Despair – Vladimir Nabokov
  6. Runaway Horses — Yukio Mishima
  7. The Ambassadors — Henry James
  8. Sapiens — Uval Noah Harari
  9. Salamander — Thomas Wharton
  10. The French Lieutenant’s Woman — John Fowles
  11. The Man Who Was Thursday — C. K. Chesterton
  12. Black Boy — Richard Wright
  13. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter — Mario Vargas Llosa
  14. Numero Zero — Umberto Eco
  15. Venus On the Half-Shell — Kilgore Trout
  16. A Clue To the Exit — Edward St. Aubyn
  17. The Interrogation — J. M. G. Le Clézio
  18. City of Night — John Rechy
  19. The Great American Novel — Philip Roth
  20. Why Darwin Matters — Michael Shermer
  21. Lucky Jim — Kingsley Amis
  22. Thérèse Raquin — Emile Zola
  23. The Ragazzi — Pier Paolo Pasolini
  24. Martereau — Nathalie Sarraute
  25. Castle To Castle — Louis-Ferdinand Céline

One thought on “Best Reads, 2015 Edition

  1. Not read this year, but I loved Thérèse Raquin! I like it more than most of the Rougon-Macquart novels. The Man Who Was Thursday was an interesting read.

    My three favorites from this year are:
    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    The Martian by Andy Weir
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows


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