My Book Life: 2015 Edition

Did Goodreads do this My Year in Books thing last year? I don't remember it. It's a nice little graphic.

I'm feeling kinda meh about my 2015 year in books. I started the year in a 50 book goal that got dropped to 45, at least on Goodreads I dropped it. I tried to hit 50 anyway but because of everything that happened and all the time I spent not reading, I knew I wasn't going to make it.

I hit the 45 book goal with 8,749 pages. It occurs to me that I didn't read a tome this year. I usually try to ready an 800+ page book, at least, once a year. The largest book I read in 2015 was 442 pages (Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes). My shortest book was just 15 pages (A Death by Stephen King), probably a Kindle single. I'm not sure those should count. I dunno. My average book length was a tiny 194 pages.

 *side note: I'm having a little fight with this Logitech keyboard for my iPad Pro. It doesn't seem to be able to keep up with my typing speed. Hmmmmm*

Goodreads tells me that the most popular book on my reading list is Ender's Game with 766,518 other people reading it, too. While the least popular thing I read is 1215 and All That by Ed West. It was another Kindle single and I really enjoyed it. Only 50 people on Goodreads read it.

Wanna talk ratings? No? Too bad. My average rating for 2015 was 3.9, which is about how I feel about he year over all. And as I'm typing this, I'm wondering if that counts the last book I read. I know the answer to this because I haven't actually rated the last book I read. I'm still thinking about it. Anyway, overall it was a pretty much a year full of okay books.

This breakdown isn't as in depth as I'm going to go. It's just going to take me longer to do my analysis. There's spreadsheets involved. I'm not even sure that I'm going to do an in depth analysis this time around. 2015 was depressing all around and I'm thinking that I should just stop analyzing and just move forward.

So, here they are! All the books I read in 2015 in order completed:

  • Ender's Game by Orson Card
  • Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
  • Sex Criminals Vol 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • Mass, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
  • The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell
  • 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  • The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City's Cold Case Squad by Stacy Horn
  • Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  • Of Shadow and Stone by Michelle Muto
  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • A Death by Stephen King
  • Sex Criminals Vol 2: Two Worlds, One Cop by Matt Fraction
  • The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
  • The Yard by Alex Grecian
  • Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Beowulf by Unkown
  • Road Rag by Joe Hill
  • Snowpiercer: The Escape by Jacques Lob
  • Storm Front by Jim Butcher
  • Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay
  • Sex, Book One: The Summer of Hard by Joe Casey
  • Black Widow,Vol 1: The Finely Woven Thread by Nathan Edmodson
  • The Bat by Jo Nesbo
  • 24 Hour Mindfulness:How to be calmer and kinder in the midst of it all by Rohan Gunatillake
  • How to be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much by Samantha Ellis
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • Black Widow, Vol 2: The Tghtly Tangled Web by Nathan Edmondson
  • Red Run by Kami Garcia
  • All You Need is Kill by Nick Mamatas
  • The Death of Trotsky by Cecelia Holland
  • Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Practical Deamonkeeping by Christopher Moore
  • 1215 and All That: A very, very short history of Magna Carta and King John by Ed West
  • The Long Run by Mishka Shubaly
  • Fables, Vol 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
  • Fables, Vol 2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham
  • Fables, Vol 3: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham
  • Sojourn, Vol 1:From the Ashes by Ron Marz
  • Wytches, Vol 1 by Scott Snyder
  • Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth by Grant Morrison
  • The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderso
  • Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman
  • Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simemon