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2015 – What I Read (and Loved)

Okay, so I only read 16 books (fiction/non-fiction) and 64 short stories in 2015. It isn’t a lot, I know, but for what it is worth here is a list of the titles I particularly enjoyed and do not hesitate to recommend. In no particular order:

BOOKS

  • On Writing – Charles Bukowski (2015)*
  • Point Hollow – Rio Youers (2015)

* This is perhaps one for fans, rather than a starting point for readers interested in Bukowski’s work.

SHORT STORIES

  • The Absent Shade – Priya Sharma (Black Static #44)
  • Men Wearing Makeup – Ralph Robert Moore (Black Static #46)
  • All the Day You’ll Have Good Luck – Kate Jonez (Black Static #47)
  • A Case Study in Natural Selection and How It Applies to Love – Eric J. Guignard (Black Static #47)
  • What We Talk about When We Talk about Love – Raymond Carver (collection of the same name)
  • Morality – Stephen King (collection: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)*
  • I Have Heard the Mermaids Sing – Ray Cluley (collection: Probably Monsters)*

* I am still  currently reading The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and Probably Monsters.

2015 – What I Watched (and Loved)

I watched 95 films in 2015, give or take. Here is a (pretty long) list of those I recommend. I’d seen many of them before (some many times), but others, such as the terrific Her, were new to me. The list is in the order I watched them, and my three favourite films are marked in bold.

  • Always
  • Scent of a Woman
  • Rain Man
  • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Nightcrawler
  • Interstellar
  • Gone Girl
  • Carnage
  • Boyhood
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Training Day
  • Big Hero 6
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Duel
  • Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
  • Babadook
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • West of Memphis
  • Her
  • Pale Rider
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Dead Poet’s Society
  • Groundhog Day
  • The Green Mile
  • Scarface
  • Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: Episode V – Empire Strikes Back
  • Inside Out

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