My 2015 in books

Everyone writes about their year 2015 in reading, so here is my report. I didn't read too many books this year, not compared to most of my friends. My reading pattern didn’t hold any surprises either. The genre distribution was similar to the years before, reflecting my likes and dislikes in books.


Non-fiction                – 2

Romance                  – 26

Fantasy / SciFi         – 27 (mostly fantasy)

Mystery                    – 13

Mainstream              – 19


                     Total    – 87


Only six books received 5 stars from me:


  1. Sarah Addison Allen   First Frost
  2. Nina George              The Little Paris Bookshop
  3. Helene Hanff              84, Charing Cross Road
  4. Tanya Huff                 Sing the Four Quarters
  5. Jojo Moyes                One Plus One
  6. Rainbow Rowell         Fangirl


Most books were 4 and 4.5 stars, some 3 stars, and a couple of 2 stars, plus a few DNFs I didn’t write reviews for and didn’t rate, so I didn’t count them either.


One reading challenge I participated in – PopSugar 2015 – I didn’t even come close to completion. Of the 50 books it suggested I only read 32. I’m not participating in any challenges next year. Judging by my recent performance, I don’t see a point.


Creatively, I decided to interview myself about my reading in 2015. The answers could only be book titles I read during the year. In the year 2015, what was your...


Most memorable encounter  The Goblin Emperor (Katherine Addison)

Best vacation spot                Howl’s Moving Castle (Diana Wynne Jones)

Most exciting adventure        Finding Audrey (Sophie Kinsella)

Favorite place                      The Little Paris Bookshop (Nina George)

Least favorite place              Garden of Lies (Amanda Quick)

Worst person you met          The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (Natasha Pulley)

Most embarrassing memory  Faking It (Jennifer Crusie)

Worst weather of the year    Downpour (Kat Richardson)

Scariest event                      Wildfire at Midnight (Mary Stewart)

Funniest moment                 How Mirka Met a Meteorite (Barry Deutsch)

Saddest moment                  Death in Zanzibar (M.M. Kaye)

Worst food you ate              Strong Poison (Dorothy Sayers)

Best food you ate                The Misfortune Cookie (Laura Resnick)


I dare everyone to answer my questions with their book titles.