Things I Read Last Year

I don’t know if anyone’s keeping up with the reading list that I post each year, but just in case you’re interested in following strangers’ reading habits, I thought I’d make a record of last year’s reads. It’s mostly trade paperbacks and romance novels, but there are some surprises thrown in.

  1. Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs (1/3/15)
  2. Saga Volume #1, by Brian Vaughan & Fiona Staples (1/18/15)
  3. Saga Volume #2, by Brian Vaughan & Fiona Staples (1/18/15)
  4. Saga Volume #3, by Brian Vaughan & Fiona Staples (1/18/15)
  5. Saga Volume #4, by Brian Vaughan & Fiona Staples (1/20/15)
  6. 10% Happier, by Dan Harris (4/5/15)
  7. The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro (4/15/15)
  8. Mistress, by Amanda Quick (4/23/15)
  9. The Paid Companion, by Amanda Quick (4/24/15)
  10. Reckless, by Amanda Quick (4/25/15)
  11. Desire, by Amanda Quick (4/26/15)
  12. Midnight in Europe, by Alan Furst (4/29/15)
  13. The Angel Knight, by Susan King (5/2/15)
  14. The Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami (5/7/15)
  15. The Avengers Mythos, by Paul Jenkins et al. (5/9/15)
  16. Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon (5/10/15)
  17. Everything I Ever Wanted, by Jo Goodman (5/15/15)
  18. Natural Born Charmer, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (5/19/15)
  19. Hidden Things, by Doyce Testerman (5/26/15)
  20. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion (5/27/15)
  21. A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness (6/5/15)
  22. Shadow of Night, by Deborah Harkness (6/9/15)
  23. The Book of Life, by Deborah Harkness (6/11/15)
  24. The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa (6/28/15)
  25. Library of Souls, by Ransom Riggs (10/5/15)
  26. The Dalai Lama’s Cat, by David Michie (11/18/15)
  27. Redshirts, by John Scalzi (11/18/15)
  28. The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin (11/18/15)
  29. How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back, by Sophie Barnes (11/18/15)
  30. Rat Queens Volume 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’Rygoth, by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc J. Upchurch, Stjepan Sejic (11/27/15)
  31. Sex Criminals Volume 2: Two Worlds, One Cop, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (11/27/15)
  32. The New Deadwardians, by Dan Abnett (11/29/15)
  33. Saga Volume #5, by Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan (11/30/15)
  34. The Mister Trophy (The Markhat Files Book 1), by Frank Tuttle (12/1/15)
  35. Lost in Temptation, by Lauren Royal *17 behind

And because I’m such a big nerd, here’s a breakdown of the reading categories that took up most of my time last year:

2015ReadingList

I’m actually a little shocked to see that I only managed to read one historical fiction in 2015. Definitely need to work on that. I’m already reading a few different books on spiritual matters, so that’s going to be upped in 2016. What’s funny to me is that I still managed to read more sci fi and fantasy titles than romantic books (my category includes more than just romance novels, btw – it’s also books that are more serious but also revolve around a romantic premise, like The Rosie Project, an excellent book about an Australian college professor with Aspergers, and his search for love).

This new year is already shaping up to be the year of the trade paperback, if my current list predicates a continuing pattern. However, I’d really like to get a few new WWII books under my belt, as well as some Bernard Cornwell, and some more hefty fantasy and sci fi titles, like The Martian and The Magicians. Wish me luck!

 

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