Tuesday, January 5

Recently Read | 2015 recap

Tuesday, January 5

At the start of last year, I set my 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge at 101 books. I reached 100 in 2014, and figured that a one-book increase would be doable. On Dec. 31, I finished read number 101.

I totally admit to cheating slightly on occasion with short stories and graphic novels/comic trades, particularly toward the end of the year. But reading is reading! And those types of reading are just as valuable and real as any other. (Side note: I reviewed 67 of the 101 reads for Forever Young Adult. Click the covers below for links to my full reviews.)

My top 15 reads of the year—in no particular order—were:

  1. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  2. Winter by Marissa Meyer
  3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  4. Every Word by Ellie Marney
  5. Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
  6. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  7. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
  8. I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
  9. Of Dreams and Rust by Sarah Fine
  10. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  11. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  12. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  13. The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
  14. Beastly Bones by William Ritter
  15. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
For 2016, I've set a goal of 100 reads. I'd like to attempt to read more variety—nonfiction, adult books, etc.—rather than just striving for quantity.

Below is the full list of my 2015 reads. You can also see a fun infographic of my 2015 stats here. (I unfortunately couldn't figure out a way to embed it.)





What were your favorite reads of the past year? Any that you think I should add to my 2016 TBR list?

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