A summary of the books I’ve read in 2015 (most recent on top). It’s been a slow year for me, but, that’s okay. I’ll read when I can! Click on Titles to go to Amazon and order.

2 stars The Girl on the Train
A recent book club selection. Okay enough to read, but my gawd, the women behave so stupidly and the men are completely horrible characters. I don’t understand the rave reviews this one gets.
4 stars What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South’s Tornado Alley
A compelling look at the devastating tornado breakout across Alabama in 2011. This book was exceedingly difficult to read, because we live here. We know these people. We watched them suffer and helped them recover from the loss of so many.
3 stars Dogsbody
A kid’s sci fi mystery, adventure where the soul of a star (Sirius) is banished to earth to live in a dog’s body. Good for the younger set.
5 stars The Martian
This is BY FAR, the best book of 2015. I can say that with confidence. It is probably one of the top 10 books, I’ve ever read, especially within the sci/fi genre. This book reads so fast, you really care about the main character. It is witty, engaging and FUN! I’ve not met anyone who didn’t like it, and many of my friends who would not normally read science fiction loved it, too. Humans are clever.
3 stars Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum)
Why? Although some of these are better than others.
3 stars Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel
See comments below. Just need to be entertained.
4 stars Big Little Lies
A very enjoyable, fun to read mystery of sorts. Witty and engaging, the characters are well-developed, the plot is good, and the pacing is good.
1.5 stars The Secret History of Wonder Woman
The creepy guy who invented wonder woman is very unlikeable. The women in his life were varied and interesting though. I had a tough time getting through this one, but then again, I usually don’t like non-fiction anyway.
2 stars Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum)
I don’t know why I keep coming back to these. They are so repetitive and boring, now. But, I guess, I sometimes need easy things to read.

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