Here it is the first of December and I’ve already completed my annual Goodreads Reading Challenge of 30 books, but by year’s end there should be a couple more to add to the list. As in years past, there are a few that could perhaps become all-time favorites and this year is no exception. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough, The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck, Robert Kurson’s Pirate Hunters, Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts and Dead Wake were all very noteworthy, however, it was Daniel James Brown’s The Boys in the Boat that made the most profound impact.

Stevarino’s Books of 2015

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
H is for Hawk
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789
Guantánamo Diary
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency
City Of Bones
NYPD Red
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
The First of July: A Novel
The Wright Brothers
Alexander Hamilton, American
The Innovators: How a Group of  Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Following Hadrian: A Second-Century Journey Through the Roman Empire
Hillary: Her True Story: Her True Story
A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924
H L Mencken On American Lit



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