The Books of 2015

I’m calling it, folks.  I could probably finish the book I’m reading today but I’m enjoying taking it slow and what is really the big difference between 89 and 90 books when you’re enjoying yourself?  Nothing.  I didn’t meet my goal of 150 books this year, which I changed to 105 in late summer because I knew that I couldn’t.  I didn’t reach that goal either.  It was a weird year.  I actually read more than I thought and when I looked back I was surprised that I managed, what?  Three Stephen Kings?  Four!  No disappointments here.  I’m looking forward to starting the new year.  Without further ado, I bring you….

The Books of 2015!

  1. Revival by Stephen King
  2. Life, the Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams
  3. Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King
  4. Yes, Please! by Amy Poehler
  5. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  6. Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes
  7. Tommyknockers by Stephen King
  8. So Long and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
  9. The Island of Excess Love by Francesca Lia Block
  10. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  11. Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
  12. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
  13. Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman
  14. Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman
  15. Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson
  16. A-List by Zoey Dean
  17. Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
  18. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  19. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum
  20. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
  21. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  22. Girls on Film by Zoey Dean
  23. The Best American Essays 2014
  24. Thee Hannah by Marguerite de Angeli
  25. Michigan Haunts and Hauntings by Marion Kuclo
  26. A Century of Spells by Draja Mickaharic
  27. An Idiot Girl’s Christmas by Laurie Notaro
  28. Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble by Nick Bruel
  29. The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer
  30. Blonde Ambition by Zoey Dean
  31. Pigman by Paul Zindel
  32. The 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know…
  33. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  34. We Are All Fine Here by Mary Guterson
  35. A Sweet, Far Thing by Libba Bray
  36. Riding the Bullet by Stephen King
  37. Absolutely True Diary of  a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  38. Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
  39. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
  40. About a Boy by Nick Hornby
  41. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  42. Teen Spirit by Francesca Lia Block
  43. No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay
  44. What French Women Know by Debra Oliver
  45. The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum
  46. How to Tell a Story and Other Essays by Mark Twain
  47. Finders Keepers by Stephen King
  48. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  49. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  50. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  51. Daily Dose of Knowledge
  52. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  53. Private by Kate Brian
  54. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
  55. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  56. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  57. It was a Dark and Silly Night
  58. In Real Life by Cory Doctorow
  59. Summerlong by Dan Bakopoulos
  60. Invitation Only by Kate Brian
  61. The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks
  62. The Best American Short Stories of 2014
  63. Iggie’s House by Judy Blume
  64. Female Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy
  65. Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  66. The Shining by Stephen King
  67. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  68. Untouchable by Kate Brian
  69. Pop Sonnets by Erik Didrikson
  70. The Astronaut Wive’s Club by Lily Koppel
  71. Fun Home by Allison Bechdal
  72. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
  73. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  74. Blockade Billy by Stephen King
  75. Westward the Tide by Louis L’amour
  76. Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
  77. The Winter of Our Disconnect by Susan Maushart
  78. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
  79. Office Girl by Joe Meno
  80. The Short Second life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer
  81. Mrs. Rosie and the Priest by Giovanni Boccaccio
  82. Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You by Alice Munro
  83. As the Kingfishers Catch Fire by Gerald Manley Hopkins
  84. As If by Jen Chaney
  85. The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue
  86. Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff
  87. On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey
  88. The City of Ember by Jeanne Du Prau
  89. Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach

It’s amazing.  Typing up this list, I realized just how great of a reading year I’ve had.  There were so many books on this list that I just could not shut up about. Poor Hubby listened to me go on and on about things like rape culture, astronaut wives, mythical beings disguised as girls.  He even had to deal with me almost putting The Shining in the freezer so it would be less scary and almost spoiling like twenty books that he might some day read.

Are we ready to kick off a new year?  Should I raise the bar or keep it the same?  What is your reading goal for 2016?

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