12.01.2015
culture

7 Best 2015 Books I Haven't Read

John Waters says don't have sex with anyone who doesn't read books.

Every year, I plan to read more books.

I follow all the fancy (and indie!) authors coming out with droves of new books, and I live for debut fiction. Mostly, because I wish it was my unfinished book coming out. Still, I love reading, truly. I wish I read more. In fact, I wish I didn’t have to work ever again so I could just read all day. 

But since I’m obsessed with Vanderpump Rules and that treehouse show where they build insane treehouses, and I have what feels like 10 jobs at all times, I often forget to unwind with a good book. The few times I did this year, I ended up re-reading favorites, or checking off unread canonical bores

So if you haven’t read the best books of 2015 like me, let's resolve to read them in 2016. Or at least some of them, or one. 


1. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Four college buddies endure the worst parts of life and adulthood in New York. Apparently it will make you feel everything all at once, and you will cry; so only read this if you are in a good place. 


2. Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

A crime story full of suspense and obsession, NPR called this book "dark and damaged" which sounds likes the perfect reason to read, right? 


3. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

The story of marriage, it's complications, and tribulations, from the point of view of a wife and a husband. Gut-punch kind of book. 


4. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

A story of a family and the story of Detroit, apparently this book is everyone's favorite. Probably shouldn't read this around the holidays when you are already super vulnerable about sad family things. 


5. The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector

Brazilian genius author's collected stories that will move you and define you. She's one of my favorites. 


6. Barbara the Slut by Lauren Holmes

The tale of why all millennials are shitty. Dark humor is just the best humor. 


7. Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

Drought devastated California adorned with the sparkly people only Watkins can write. You will find your inner prepper.

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