Let’s briefly discuss three more of the books I read last year. Slouching Towards Bethlehem was a reread; it’s one of my favorites. Quite possibly among my top five favorite books of all time. I read it for the first time during college, in an excellent writing class I took at Smith College during sophomore year. It’s a book that has only gotten better with subsequent readings.
The First Bad Man was one of the few books I read in 2015 that was also published in 2015. As with most of Miranda July’s work, it was very, very good, and very strange. Her, by Christa Parravani is brutally sad, but recommended.