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    Best and Worst of 2015?

    What were your favourite reads? Least favourite? Pick as many categories as you like.

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    I really enjoyed The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore, but my favorite book of the year was Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. and I sent copies of it to all our kids.

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    Just added the Rob Delaney one to my list!

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    I think that the book that has stuck with me this year was the Book Of Strange New Things.

    Very odd, a mixture of genres, not perfect, but really mad me think.
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    My favorite reads this year are:

    Meet me in Atlantis by Mark Adams
    Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
    Heavier than Heaven by Charles Cross
    And the Sea Will Tell by Vincent Bugliosi
    Howard Hughes: The Untold Story by Peter Harry Brown


    My least favorite was probably Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk. It was just weird.

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    It's always so hard to choose a favourite . My two favourites are the year in the fiction category would be The Golem and the Jinni and The Universe vs Alex Wood. Golem isn't the kind of book I normally read but it was so beautifully written that it sucked me in. Universe is a YA coming of age story but it was just very lovely and hopeful.

    Non-fiction is harder because the topics I've been reading about have not be pleasant. Romeo Dallaire's Shake Hands With the Devil though would probably be my pick. It's about the UN peace keeping mission to Rwanda during their civil war. It's the book that has most profoundly affected me this year. It truly changed the way I look at the world.

    Least favourite - I typically don't finish books I don't like so this one is harder. One would be Mira Grant's Hive. Feed was probably my 3rd favourite book and the follow up book Hive ruined my experienced of Feed . Non-Fiction it would be Bravo Two Zero about a British SAS mission into Iraq. There's a lot of controversy surrounding the book which coloured my interpretation of it but even without that the book is quite flawed.

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    Best Fiction: The first fifteen lives of Harry August
    Best Non fiction : Ann Rule's "The Stranger Beside me" Holy hell the fact she worked with Ted Bundy and knew him was amazing.

    Worst book- "Thngs I wouldn't do (or say..I forget)" Completely stupid book we read for book club most of us panned it

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    When I saw you put Harry August I was all "Damn I should have picked that one" but then I remembered I didn't read it this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachgrrl View Post
    Best Fiction: The first fifteen lives of Harry August
    Best Non fiction : Ann Rule's "The Stranger Beside me" Holy hell the fact she worked with Ted Bundy and knew him was amazing.

    Worst book- "Thngs I wouldn't do (or say..I forget)" Completely stupid book we read for book club most of us panned it
    I love Ann Rule. She is so good at telling true stories in a compelling way.

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    Best: the Martian
    Worst: I can't think of one I read this year that I didn't like!

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