My 25 Favourite Books of 2015


Earlier this year, I attempted to make a monthly account of the books I read. I could not sustain the effort and contented myself with posting pictures of those books on Instagram. Because of the exigencies of the daily grind, I couldn’t even find the time to make regular updates on Goodreads. In lieu of those monthly updates, here’s a list of my favorite books of 2015. I remember reading some blogs about their 30 favorite books online but my list only reached up to twenty five. A great year for reading, nonetheless, which included many titles I’ve been meaning to read all these years. These are arranged in chronological order of reading:

  1. Capital, Volume 1 by Karl Marx
  2. The Unseen by Nanni Balestrini
  3. The Great Zoo by Nicolas Guillen
  4. The Limits to Capital by David Harvey
  5. Selections from the Prison Notebooks by Antonio Gramsci
  6. Canto General by Pablo Neruda
  7. In Cuba by Ernesto Cardenal
  8. Ang Makina ni Mang Turing by Ramon Guillermo
  9. Harbor by Ernest Poole
  10. The Military Art of People’s War by Nguyen Vo Giap
  11. Empowering Education by Ira Shor
  12. The Communist Necessity by Joshua Moufawad-Paul
  13. Conditions of the Working Class in England by Frederick Engels
  14. For Marx by Louis Althusser
  15. Galileo by Bertolt Brecht
  16. The Book of Daniel by E.L. Doctorow
  17. The Logics of Disintegration by Peter Dews
  18. Notes on the Cultural Life of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam by Peter Weiss
  19. Ideology: An Introduction by Terry Eagleton
  20. Petals of Blood by Ngugi Wa Thiongo
  21. The Age of the Poets by Alain Badiou
  22. Between Existentialism and Marxism by Jean-Paul Sartre
  23. The Mental and the Material by Maurice Godelier
  24. Criticism and Ideology by Terry Eagleton
  25. The Entropy of Capitalism by Robert Biel*

* I read this as an ebook via

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