(I have no idea why the pictures of the book covers below don't display in three rows of five like they're supposed to and no time to figure it out so let's pretend I meant to have it look like that - it does look very artistic... -AT)
Here are my 15 favorite books that I've read in 2015 (in no particular order):
- Aaron Copland: The life and work of an uncommon man by Howard Pollack
- Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
- Elia Kazan: A Life by Elia Kazan
- Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography Volume I From Grantham to the Falklands by Charles Moore
- The Lady and the Peacock: the Life of Aung San Suu Kyi by Peter Popham
- The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington by Gregg Herken
- Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- Richard III by William Shakespeare
- Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
- August: Osage County by Tracy Letts
- Havel: A life by Michael Zantovsky
- Howling Near Heaven: Twyla Tharp and the Reinvention of Modern Dance by Marcia Siegel
- Scars of Sweet Paradise: The life and Times of Janis Joplin by Alice Echols
- Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall
- Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
As bonus book in the list, I also want to mention Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas. Since I got it as an audiobook, I'm reluctant to include it in a list of books I've read, but it provides a fascinating and instructive perspective into the life and downfall of the former President.
Finally, I prepared this post before I had finished reading the poetry collection Empty Chairs by Liu Xia, and in hindsight it should probably be in my Top 15. I'll let you decide which book above it should dethrone.
Best wishes for a happy 2016 full of joy, success, good health and books!