Reading the End Bookcast, Ep.53: 2015 Year in Review

The Jennys return in 2016 to recap our year in reading in 2015, highlight some bests and worsts among our podcast reads, and discuss our past and present New Year’s Resolutions. You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly here to take with you on the go.

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Books discussed (in order of appearance)
(and not counting books we read for podcast)

Witches of America, Alex Mar

Books We Unexpectedly Loved

Moneyball, Michael Lewis (Whiskey Jenny)
Barbarian Days, William Finnegan (Whiskey Jenny)
Funny Girl, Nick Hornby (Gin Jenny)
Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel (Gin Jenny)

Books We Unexpectedly Hated

Grave Mercy, Robin LaFevers (Whiskey Jenny)
ODY-C, Matt Fraction (Gin Jenny)

Books We Wish Had Gotten More Attention

Barbarian Days again! (Whiskey Jenny)
How It Went Down, Kekla Magoon (Gin Jenny)

The Rock and the River, by Kekla Magoon
Shadows of Sherwood, Kekla Magoon)
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
Carry On, Rainbow Rowell
Nimona, Noelle Stevenson
The Hole the Fox Did Make, Emily Carroll (webcomic)
Through the Woods, Emily Carroll
Check Please, Ngozi Ukazu (webcomic)
Beauty and the Beast, Megan Kearney (webcomic)

My Africa Reading Project

A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James

Here’s where Marlon James talks about his next project. Here’s Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan discussing their excitement for Marlon James. And also here they are angrily recapping The Slap and making fun of Jeremy Renner.

For next time: Leaving the Atocha Station, Ben Lerner

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Credits
Producer: Captain Hammer
Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
Song is by Jeff MacDougall

  • Nishita

    I just picked up A Brief History… by Marlon James, and am pretty excited to read it. Clicking on to all the Marlon James links. Thanks for sharing!

  • Priscilla Walter

    I’m happy to hear you unexpectedly loved Funny Girl! I own it and haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, but I think I will soon. I feel like I heard almost nothing about it, which is so strange considering that four or five years ago everyone seemed to love Nick Hornby.