Friday, January 1, 2016

A Year of Reading: 2015

1. Hostage Three by Nick Lake
2. Gunpowder Alchemy by Jeannie Lin
3. The Selection by Kiera Cass
4. Dead Wake by Erik Larsen
5. The Elite by Kiera Cass
6. The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
7. The One by Kiera Cass
8. My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh
9. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
10. The Likeness by Tana French
11. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
12. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
13. The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin
14. 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
15. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
16. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
17. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
18. The Martian by Andy Weir
19. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
20. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
21. It Will End With Us by Sam Savage
22. Funeral in Blue by Anne Perry
23. All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry
24. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
25. March by Geraldine Brooks
26. The Bees by Laline Paull
27. The Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
28. Nothing by Janne Teller
29. The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn
30. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
31. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
32. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
33. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
34. Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
35. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
36. The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks
37. Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
38. A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
39. The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
40. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
41. The Heir by Kiera Cass
42. All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
43. None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
44. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
45. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
46. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
47. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
48. Gerald's Game by Stephen King
49. Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins
50. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
51. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
52. Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradel
53. I Crawl Through It by A.S. King
54. Stand Out by Dorie Clark
55. Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm
56. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
57. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
58. Stand-Off by Andrew Smith
59. El Deafo by Cece Bell
60. Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam
61. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
62. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
63. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
64. Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
65. The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood
66. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
67. Armada by Ernest Cline
68. Black Potatoes by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
69. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
70. The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
71. The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens
72. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
73. The World Without Us by Alan Weissman
74. American Housewife by Helen Ellis
75. Kindred by Octavia Butler
76. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
77. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
78. Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson
79. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
80. Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
81. The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
82. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
83. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
84. The Arrival by Shaun Tan
85. Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics
86. Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
87. Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
88. Rat Queens, Volume 1 by Kurtis J. Wiebe
89. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
90. The Status of All Things by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
91. The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
92. Delicious Foods by James Hannaham
93. The Library At Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
94. The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins
95. The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel
96. Radioactive by Lauren Redniss
97. How To Be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman
98. Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
99. Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins
100. The Victorian Chaise-Longue by Marghanita Laski
101. How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend by the Monks of New Skete
102. Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
103. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

I actually read two of those books twice each during the year. My Not-So-Young Adult book group at work picked both All the Truth That's In Me and None of the Above on my recommendation. They weren't fresh enough in my mind to discuss without re-reading, but I had nothing new to say that would merit a second blog post on either of them.

I also didn't count picture books, which I read a number of this year. They included, most notably, Z is for Moose and Merry Christmas Squirrels.

For 2016, I'd like to do some sort of a challenge, either an official one or just on my own, but I'm still trying to figure that out. Of course, I'm still working on the Winter Bingo but that only goes through February and I'd like to do a year-long reading project of some sort.

How do you feel about your 2015 reading? Do you have reading goals for 2016?

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Tons of awesome books here! I just looked at your review of "Lumberjanes" because someone mentioned I might enjoy the series since I'm loving "Saga," but the "Rat Queens" might be way more up my alley! I'm so glad I found your blog; it seems like we have really similar tastes and I'm excited to follow your reviews this year!