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:
- Sarah Addison Allen First Frost
- Nina George The Little Paris Bookshop
- Helene Hanff 84, Charing Cross Road
- Tanya Huff Sing the Four Quarters
- Jojo Moyes One Plus One
- 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.