In case you aren’t aware, Aaron Cully Drake’s debut novel Do You Think This Is Strange? is awesome.
I’m not the only one who thinks so. Last week it was short listed for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and today it was long listed for one of Canada’s oldest literary awards, the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, which awards the winning author a memorial medal and $15,000.
I promise you’ll like it. Read this post for links to reviews and retailers.
I love books and I love lists, so what better way to celebrate the end of the year than with a bunch of Best Books of 2015 lists (a two column bulleted list that I coded myself, I might add):
And from Brooklyn Magazine, a list much like my own: The Best of the Bests: Ranking the 2015 Best Books Lists.
Finally, to commemorate the near end of my book challenge (I’m working on the last three books as you read), here’s an exhaustive gallery of the books I read in 2015 (including those not read for the challenge), in no particular order (my apologies, the covers aren’t linked to their reviews—I couldn’t figure out how to code around that particular impossibility in gallery view):
Hysterical. By far the best airport bookstore purchase I have ever made—I didn’t even mind when the mouth-breather in the middle seat started reading over my shoulder.
No. 6 on my challenge. I’m glad I’ve finally discovered Sedaris.
I laughed so hard I cried. On nearly every page. And then I told a bunch of people how much I loved it, which lead my friend Rosie to purchase me a Bloggess calendar for my birthday, which. was. awesome.