starting in 2015

Books to Read Starting in 2015

A Bright Shining Lie
Neil Sheehan

A Death in the Family
James Agee

A Passage to India
E. M. Forster (read 6-16)

A Sand County Almanac
Aldo Leopold (3-16)

Andersonville
MacKinlay Kantor

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
Dee Brown

Godel, Escher, Bach
Douglas Hofstadter

Great River
Paul Horgan

Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte (4-16)

John James Audubon: The Making of an American
Richard Rhodes (4-16)

The Aeneid
Virgil

The Age of Jackson
Arthur Schlesinger

The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer

The Education of Henry Adams
Henry Adams (4-15)

The Golden Notebook
Doris Lessing

The Tale of Genji
Murasaki Shikibu

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Milan Kundera (1-16)

Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable
Samuel Beckett

Watership Down
Richard Adams (5-16)

Zorba the Greek
Nikos Kazantzakis (2-15)

Five More Books that Just Missed the Cut

Parzival, by Wolfram von Eschenbach
Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson
The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio
The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by William Shirer

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I went a little crazy with my third decade list, and – instead of parceling them out – read half the books in the first year alone. Here it is only the middle of the decade, and I’m basically done with the list.

Time – despite what the calendar says – to start a new decade.

[posted January 6, 2015]

My Decade Book Lists