Books read in 2015

People who know me or who see me on my daily commutes know that I love to read.  Life has kept me too busy to read as much as I like to but I still read every day.

For short descriptions of what I thought about the books, visit my site.

(I just learned that is combining the shelfari and Good Read websites.  My transfer from one to the other has not yet completed but I’ll work on it.  This is annoying as hell and reminiscent of when Shelfari was conquered by Amazon.  I may end up revitalizing my Librarything website to avoid having to be part of Amazon’s thrall.)  At any rate, here’s the list of books I read in 2015.

Ratings Key:  ****Superb  *** I really liked  **I liked    *Neither here nor there     -Don’t bother


images-husband's secret***Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty

***A Spool of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler

***A Sport and a Pastime – James Salter

***The Guest Cottage – Nancy Thayer

****The Alchemist – Martha Cooley

***Paris, He Said – Christine Sneed

**Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories – Jerome Charyn8_the-grapes-of-wrath-by-john-steinbeck

****The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye –  Rachel Joyce

****The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

**Almost Famous Women: Stories – Megan Mayhew Bergman Megan Mayhew Bergman


****Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates images-between the world and  me

***A People’s History of the New Boston – Jim Vrabel

****Selected Letters of Langston Hughes – edited by

**Success through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple – Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow

***Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players– Stefan Fatsis

**Something Must be Done about Prince Edward County –Kristen Greene

***The Best of the Rejection Collection : 293 cartoons that were too dumb, too dark, or too naughty for the New Yorker– Matthew DIffee

content-mindful athlete****The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance – George Mumford

**** The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, a History of Greenwich Village – John Strausbaugh



***Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir – Alan Cumming

****Born with Teeth – Kate Mulgrew f6de9a6d63ff965c68551895f7c4fcf2-born w teeth

**After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye – Jan Gaye and David Ritz

**Something Must be Done about Prince Edward County –Kristen Greene

****Brothas Be Yo Like George Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You? – George Clinton

****Men We Reaped – Jessmyn Ward

Children’s/Young Adult Literature

***The Cricket in Times Square – George Selden

images-Butterfly Hill****I Lived on Butterfly Hill – Marjorie Agosin

****Catherine Certitude – Patrick Modiano

****Genius of Common Sense: Jane Jacobs and the Story of the Death and Life of Great American Cities – Glenna Lang


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About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.

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