Monday, January 11, 2016

Book List 2015

Once again I could just link you to my Year in Books on Goodreads, but that would just be too easy.  It does take a bit of the surprise out of it for me, because they've already told me how many books I read - not counting all those kids books I read repeatedly when Jason was here visiting.

This year Goodreads even told me how many pages I read.  Do you think they were copying me from last year?  I did list all my pages and listening time in last year's book list.  I will have to redo it, though because they didn't differentiate between books I read and books I listened to.  So, I may already know how many books I read, but I don't yet know how many pages and hours.  Shall we see?

Also, once again I'll link to any reviews I did.  I wonder if I did a better job rating and reviewing this year?  I meant to.

  1. 84 Ribbons (Ballet Trilogy #1) - Paddy Eger
  2. The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life - Bruce H. Wilkinson
  3. Hidden - Catherine McKenzie
  4. Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (Mitford Years #10) - Jan Karon (audio)
  5. The Summer Guest - Justin Cronin
  6. Wild Rover No More: Being the Last Recorded Account of the Life & Times of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack #12) - L.A. Meyer (audio)
  7. Forgiven (Firstborn #2) - Karen Kingsbury
1493 pages | 28 hours and 10 minutes

  1. Life Drawing - Robin Black
  2. The Giver (The Giver Quartet #1) - Lois Lowry (audio)
  3. Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet #2) - Lois Lowry (audio)
  4. Found (Firstborn #3) - Karen Kingsbury
  5. Messenger (The Giver Quartet #3) - by Lois Lowry ( (audio)
615 pages | 13 hours 56 minutes

  1. Son (The Giver Quartet #4) - Lois Lowry (audio)
  2. Living a Life That Matters: from Nazi Nightmare to American Dream - Ben Lesser, (audio)
  3. The Moon Sisters - Therese Walsh
288 pages | 16 hours 54 minutes

  1. Sycamore Row - John Grisham (audio)
20 hours 50 minutes

  1. Seeker - Arwen Elys Dayton
  2. When God Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life - Squire Rushnell (audio)
  3. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler (audio)
448 pages | 12 hours 51 minutes

  1. While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement - Carolyn Maull McKinstry, (audio)
7 hours 58 minutes

  1. The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple #1) - Agatha Christie (audio)
  2. Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace #1)- M.J. Arlidge
  3. Death Cloud (Young Sherlock Holmes #1)- Andy Lane (audio)
  4. The Thread: God's Appointments with History - Ronald, L. Dart
  5. Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard - Laura Bates
  6. The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy - Mark Logue and Peter Conradi (audio)
1029 pages | 22 hours 23 minutes

  1. Confessions of a Prayer Slacker - Diane Moody
  2. Smoke - Catherine McKenzie
  3. Eight Twenty Eight: When Love Didn't Give Up - Larissa Murphy and Ian Murphy (audio)
  4. God's Favorite Place on Earth - Frank Viola
  5. Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity #2) - Elizabeth Wein (audio)
744 pages | 19 hours 1 minute

  1. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1)- Stephen King
  2. Divided We Fall - Trent Reedy (audio)
  3. The Good Neighbor - A.J. Banner
430 pages | 10 hours 42 minutes

  1. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - Cheryl Strayed (audio)
  2. The Dog That Saved Stewart Coolidge - Jim Kraus
  3. The Martian - Andy Weir
721 pages | 13 hours 6 minutes

  1. Come Rain or Come Shine (Mitford Years #11) - Jan Karon (audio)
  2. The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2) - Stephen King
  3. Obsession in Death (In Death #40) - J.D. Robb (audio)
399 pages | 21 hours 55 minutes

  1. Devoted in Death (In Death #41) - J.D. Robb (audio) 12h 16m
  2. Frozen: The Junior Novelization - Sarah Nathan (audio) 2h 18m
  3. Evening Prayers for Every Day of the Year - Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
366 pages | 14 hours 34 minutes

  • Total books - 43 (compare to 49 in 2014)
  • Total pages - 6533 (compare to 9931 pages in 2014)
  • Total time - 200 hours  (compare to 151 hours in 2014)
Source for page numbers - Goodreads and/or Amazon | Source for audio book lengths - Audible

I did a slightly better job of writing at least a short review of the books I read.  Out of the 43 books I read, I wrote a review for 17 of them.  I always have a hard time knowing what to say beyond stating whether I liked it or not.  I should at least start doing that.  Oftentimes I have every intention of writing something, but then I've moved on to the next book, and I never get back to it. 

How many books did you read in 2015?  I'd love to hear some suggestions for my 2016 reading list.

*if you happen to click any of the book covers and buy  from Amazon, they say they'll pay me a small percentage.  Every little bit helps, and I thank you for your support!