What a year it has been! Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week I’m counting down the top ten books I read in 2015 (not including the books I included in my previous Top Ten of 2015 list from June). All covers from Goodreads.
1. Night Film by Marisha Pessl
On a previous TTT I wished to find another book in a similar vein to House of Leaves. That wish came true when I found Night Film!
2. Malus Domestica by S.A. Hunt
3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I took a chance on something outside of my usual perusals with Gone Girl and was extremely pleased. Flynn and Pessl have taught me a thing or two about pacing.
4. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
This book explores the all too common occurrence of public shaming (sometimes over minor incidents) that occurs in today’s rapid pace world and the accompanying schadenfreude. An interesting phenomena for a Psychology geek like myself.
5. The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero
After seeing and becoming mildly obsessed with the film The Room, I was eager to learn more about the wacky story behind its production. The story behind The Room is almost as entertaining as the film itself.
6. The Conspiracy Against the Human Race by Thomas Ligotti
If you’re looking for a light, feel good read, look elsewhere. But if you want something that will make you really think about your perception of yourself, look no further.
7. A Writer’s Guide to Persistence by Jordan E. Rosenfeld
One of my proudest accomplishments this year has been building my writing practice. This book is a prime example of a writing guide that is inspirational while remaining practical, helping to reinvigorate my stamina and overcome those inevitable speed bumps.