5 Jan 2016

BOOKS READ 2015.

Well! What a year it has been. 

120 books read or if you prefer 36,581 pages. A bit short of my 2014 total of 137 (41,858 pages). BUT I've surpassed my GoodReads goal of 110 (see my year in books here). My shortest read being 24 pages, my longest, a slightest more impressive, 642 making my average read 318 pages. 


JANUARY ...
  1. * TWO BROTHERS by Ben Elton {RGR/RC}
  2. FORTY DAYS WITHOUT SHADOW by Oliver Truc {RFR}
  3. KITTY HAWK AND THE CURSE OF THE YUKON GOLD by Iain Reading {RFR}
  4. MORE ABOUT PADDINGTON by Michael Bond
  5. THE RIDDLE AND THE KNIGHT by Giles Milton
  6. * NO TIME TO SAY GOODBYE by Linwood Barclay
  7. MRS DALLOWAY  by Virginia Woolf {RGR}
  8. SPHINX by T.S. Learner
  9. THE INSECT FARM by Stuart Prebble {RFR}

FEBRUARY ...
  1. SUZY P AND THE TROUBLE WITH THREE by Karen Saunders {RFR}
  2. SUZY P FOREVER ME by Karen Saunders {RFR} - Click on above link for review
  3. * ME BEFORE YOU by JoJo Moyes
  4. PILGRIM: THE GREATEST CRUSADE by James Jackson
  5. A WORD GLITTERING WITH SPIKES by Nigel McClean {RFR}
  6. SKIN TRADE by Laurell K Hamilton
  7. THE AYE-AYE AND I by Gerald Durrell {RC}

MARCH ...
  1. MENAGERIE MANOR by Gerald Durrell {RC} - (Click on above link for review)
  2. * LAMENTATION by C.J. Sansom {RC}
  3. THE POINT OF RESCUE by Sophie Hannah {RC}
  4. A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness {RC}
  5. PRIVATE LONDON by James Patterson {RC}
  6. TOUGH TIMES & GRISLY CRIMES: A HISTORY OF CRIME IN NORTHUMBERLAND AND COUNTY DURHAM by Nigel Green {RC}
  7. MISERY by Jodi Picoult {RC}
  8. TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN by Philippa Pearce {RC}
  9. WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys {RGR}
  10. CHATTY CAT: SPRING INTO SUMMER by Suzan Collins {RA}
  11. STAR STYLE (MY SISTER THE VAMPIRE #8) by Sienna Mercer
APRIL ...
  1. KEEP THE ENDS LOOSE by Molly D Campbell {RFR}
  2. THE MAESTRO, THE MAGISTRATE & THE MATHEMATICIAN by Tendai Huchu {RFR}
  3. THE SOLOMON TWIST by Dan Hammond JR {RFR}
  4. BIG MEN'S BOOTS #1: THE WAY by Emily Barroso {RFR}
  5. * SKELLIG by David Almond {WBN}
  6. DEAD MAN TALKING by Roddy Doyle {WBN}
  7. WE ARE COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES by Karen Joy Fowler
  8. ELIZABETH IS MISSING by Emma Healey
  9. KITTY HAWK AND THE HUNT FOR HEMINGWAY'S GHOST by Iain Reading {RFR}
  10. KITTY HAWK AND THE ICELANDIC INTRIGUE by Iain Reading {RFR} (Click on above link for review)
MAY ...
  1. KITTY HAWK AND THE TRAGEDY OF R.M.S. TITANIC by Iain Reading {RFR} (Click on Kitty Hawk And The Hunt For Hemingway's Ghost for review)
  2. PINOCCHIO by Michael Morpurgo
  3. THE ONE PLUS ONE by JoJo Moyes
  4. RIVERS OF LONDON by Ben Aaronovitch {RC} {WBN}
  5. THE CARETAKER OF IMAGINATION by Z.R. Southcombe {RFR}
  6. * THE SUMMER OF BROKEN STORIES by James Wilson {RFR}
  7. A FIELD GUIDE TO DEMONS, VAMPIRES, FALLEN ANGELS AND OTHER SUBVERSIVE SPIRITS by Carol K Mack 
  8. THAT MAMA IS A GROUCH by Sherry Ellis {GW}
  9. SOUTH OF THE RIVER by Blake Morrison
  10. THE WILD GIRL by Kate Forsyth {RGR}
  11. THE TALE OF CITY SUE by Jeanne Willis
  12. TALES OF THE ZODIAC: THE GOAT'S TALE by P.J. Hetherhouse {RFR}

JUNE ...
  1. CHANGELING: DEMON GAMES by Steve Feasey
  2. THE PERFECT DRUG by Hollie DeFrancisco {GW}
  3. THE LITTLE OLD WOMAN WHO CRIED WOLF by Simon Puttock and Nicola Slater (Click on The Tale Of City Sue for review)
  4. * THE OUTSIDE by Laura Bickle
  5. MURDER ON THE MINNEAPOLIS by Anita Davison {RFR}
  6. AN ICE-CREAM WAR by William Boyd {RGR}
  7. KITTY HAWK AND THE MYSTERY OF THE MASTERPIECES by Iain Reading {RFR}
  8. CHOCOLATE WISHES by Trisha Ashley
  9. NO AND ME by Delphine De Vigan

JULY ...
  1. THE WHITE PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory {RC}
  2. DESIRE FOR CHOCOLATE by Care Santos {RFR}
  3. THE PHARAOH'S CAT by Maria Luisa Lang {RFR}
  4. THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd {RGR}
  5. * MADAME TUSSAUD'S APPRENTICE by Kathleen Benner Duble {RFR}
  6. MY REAL CHILDREN by Jo Walton {GW}
  7. THE DRAGON OF THE MONTH CLUB by Iain Reading {RFR}
  8. * BEOWULF by Caitlin R Kiernan

AUGUST...
  1. MY LIFE - A COACH TRIP ADVENTURE by Brendan Sheerin
  2. INTO THE FIRE by Manda Scott {GW}
  3. THE KING'S CURSE by Philippa Gregory {RC}
  4. DOUBLE CROSS by James Patterson
  5. THE MINIATURIST by Jessie Burton {RGR}
  6. THE SEED COLLECTORS by Scarlett Thomas {GW}
  7. CONSTRUCTED MAGIC AND OTHER POEMS OF THE IMMORTALITY OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT by Louis Alan Swartz {RFR}
  8. HANDLE WITH CARE by Jodi Picoult
  9. * HUNTRESS MOON by Alexandra Sokoloff {RFR}
SEPTEMBER ...
  1. BLOOD MOON by Alexandra Sokoloff {RFR} (Review as Huntress Moon)
  2. COLD MOON by Alexandra Sokoloff {RFR} (Review as Huntress Moon)
  3. KITTY AND THE DEAD MAN'S HAND by Carrie Vaughn
  4. LITTLE KITTY THE CAT BURGLAR by Caterina Longtail
  5. THE SLEEP WALKER'S GUIDE TO DANCING by Mira Jacob {RGR}
  6. THE FOURTH LAD by Sydney Carr {GW}
  7. * CRANKY, BEAUTIFUL FAITH FOR IRREGULAR (AND REGULAR) PEOPLE by Nadia Bolz-Weber
  8. DEMONS NOT INCLUDED by Cheyenne McCray
  9. FLASH AND BONES by Kathy Reichs
  10. THE GAME MASTER by Ian D Copsey {RFR}

OCTOBER ...
  1. THE BEATLES AND ME ON TOUR by Ivor Davis {RFR}
  2. CASINO ROYALE by Ian Fleming {WBN}
  3. THE FOX FOREST BAND by Lisa E Lindman {RFR}
  4. * ALISTAIR GRIM'S ODDITORIUM by Gregory Funaro {RFR}
  5. THE BLISSFULLY DEAD by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards {RFR}
  6. SHADOWS OF THE WORKHOUSE by Jennifer Worth
  7. MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND by Helen Simonson {RGR}
  8. THE SELFISH GIANT AND OTHER STORIES by OSCAR WILDE {RFR}
  9. PICTURE PERFECT by Jodi Picoult
  10. CATWATCHING  by Desmond Morris
  11. BARBARA BAKER by Steven Hugh {RFR}
  12. VERITY XUEREB-SMITH by Steven Hugh {RFR} (Review as above)
  13. IAN PEMBERTON by Steven Hugh {RFR} (Review as Barbara Baker)
  14. TRIAGE ~ DIARY OF A CELESTIAL SOCIAL WORKER by P.J. Nash {GW}


NOVEMBER ... 
  1. WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT by Judith Kerr
  2. 1900 HOUSE by Mark McCrum and Matthew Sturgis
  3. THE TRUE TALE OF THE MONSTER BILLY DEAN AS TELT BY HISSELF by David Almond
  4. * THE COMPLETE PETER PAN by J.M. Barrie {RFR}
  5. TEN ZANY BIRDS by Sherry Ellis
  6. NELLY DEAN by Alison Case {GW}
  7. CLUTCH by Lisa Becker {RFR}
  8. THE SAME OLD STORY by Ivan Goncharov {RFR}
  9. CATHARSIS by Noorilhundra {RFR}
  10. THE VILLA IN ITALY by Elizabeth Edmondson {ARG}
  11. THE LYING DOWN ROOM by Anna Jaquiery

DECEMBER ...

  1. I DON'T WANT TO BE A CHRISTMAS TREE by Kathy Lindsey {RC} {GW}
  2. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS by Betty Neels, Margaret Way and Jessica Steele {BC}
  3. TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS by Carol Rivers {BC}
  4. * THE SEARCH FOR THE STONE OF EXCALIBUR by Fiona Ingram {RFR}
  5. A JUMPER FOR CHRISTMAS by Eleanor Newson {BC} {GW}
  6. THE CHRISTMAS SURPRISE by Jenny Colgan {BC}
  7. ARSENE LUPIN VS SHERLOCK HOLMES by Maurice LeBlanc {RFR}
  8. THE GIFT by Cecelia Ahern {BC}
  9. THAT BABY WOKE ME UP ... AGAIN by Sherry Ellis {GW}
  10. CHRISTMAS AT CLARIDGE'S by Karen Swan {BC}


My favourite covers 
(In no particular order other than that in which I read the book) ...

Suzy P, Forever Me by Karen SaundersSuzy P and the Trouble with Three by Karen  Saunders


 



RGR: Reading Group Read
RC: Reading Challenge
RFR: Received For Review
GW: Giveaway Win
RA: Review Acknowledged
WBN: World Book Night
ARG: Arkanas Reader's Group
*: That months exceptional read(s).

NB: The books are listed in the order in which they were read and not in the order in which they were reviewed which can change from time to time.

11 comments:

Literary Feline said...

Yay for surpassing your Goodreads goal! I haven't decided on what mine will be this year. I only made it for six books this past year. I may be more realistic this year. Although, it was kind of fun seeing myself above 1000% over my goal. :-)

I really enjoyed your reviews of the Kitty Hawk books and look forward to reading them at some point. C.J. Sansom is an author I hope to read at some point.

Here's to a great year of reading in 2016!

Suko said...

Tracy, you certainly had a terrific year of reading, and have inspired me to read more in 2016. This is a great way to summarize your year in reading.

Kelly said...

A fun look back over what you read last year. Job well done!

We shared a few reads (though not always with the same opinion) and there are several on your list I plan to read in 2016.

Good luck on all your goals for the coming year.

Anna Soliveres said...

What an amazing year of reading! I'm terrified of setting a goal with the number of books I would love to read, since lately, I haven't been in the frame of mind to get absorbed. Although, I have been reading more non-fiction lately. I suppose that counts. :)

Congrats again! :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Great job on your Goodreads goal and all the lovely books you read AND reviewed this past year. I am doing the Goodreads challenge for the first time and I'm starting at 100 books. I hope to read more, but we'll see. I don't know how much I normally read in a year haha

Nikki-ann said...

My reading went right off in 2015, but I'm determined to get back into it in this new year.

Happy New Year! :)

Gina R said...

High five on the goal met ma'am! Love these year in review posts...great to reminisce and to add to my wish list. ^-^

Brandi Kosiner said...

Congrats on meeting Goodreads goal!!
Looks like a great year of reading

Brian Joseph said...

Congratulations on reaching your Goodreads goal Tracy.


I may have mentioned this to you before but I am very jealous of the number of books that you completed last year.


May 2016 be a great reading year for all of us.


ClaudineGueh@CarryUsOffBooks said...

Now that's a list to be very proud of! I don't think I've read as many, but it's been a nice year of reading for me, too. And here's to another for both of us.

Charlie said...

Well done on beating last year, Tracy, and such a number! Happy new year!