I read several really good books this year. In no particular order I want to mention these as among the best:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Alena by Rachel Pastan
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Wake by Anna Hope
The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin
Last year I wrote a long excuse about how much my television watching was interfering with my reading. I won’t bother you again with that line of thinking, but I will say that the situation was much the same this year. I read even fewer books but watched a lot of good TV.
In an effort to get my reading back up close to earlier levels, I signed up for the Goodreads 2015 challenge and promised to read 35 books in 2015. I plan to reach that goal by listening to more audiobooks. I had forgotten how much I like them for when I’m doing housework; they keep me going when I’m tempted to sneak off and watch some TV. I am almost finished listening to Broken Harbor by Tana French and my kitchen hasn’t been this clean in a long time.