2015 Book Favorites and Stats

Books

I read 60 books this year. That’s one more than last year.  Next year’s goal will be 61 🙂

44 Fiction , 16 Non-fiction

Of those 44 fiction books, 25 were written by authors new to me!

33 Female authors , 27 Male authors

It was a banner year for audiobooks with 27 and 2 where I both read and listened.

I continued with 6 series that I already read (Mrs. Pollifax, Jack Reacher, Lucas Davenport, Blue Heron, Vanessa Michael Monroe, and Tommy & Tuppence)

I read 8 books for the Classics Club.  I have 4 years to finish 42 more 🙂

My favorite cover

Oldest book read?  The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Conan Arthur Doyle, 1902

Shortest book? 84, Charing Cross by Helene Hanff, 97 pages

Longest book? The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, 672 pages

Most read author? A tie! I read 2 Agatha Christie (And Then There Were None, By the Pricking of My Thumbs) and 2 John Sandford (Field of Prey, Gathering Prey)

 

My 5 favorite books this year

1.The Homecoming of Samuel LakeThe Homecoming of Samuel Lake.  This is everything Southern fiction should be.

2.fpoRoll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. More Southern fiction at its best.  Winner of the 1977 Newberry Medal.

3.fpoThe Fault in Our Stars.  It was worth all the hype.

4.fpoMe Before You.  Also worth the hype. I’m looking forward to the sequel and movie in 2016!

5.fpoThe Perfect Match.  Second in the Blue Heron series and my favorite romance this year.

BONUS FAVORITE

None of these books were published this year so I’m adding a 6th favorite, my favorite book published in 2015.

6.fpoFirst Frost. I love SAA and this continuing story of the Waverly family.

 

 

22 thoughts on “2015 Book Favorites and Stats

  1. Lloyd Russell says:

    The only 1 of your 6 I have read is Me Before You. And I totally agree about that one. Should I be reading 1 or more of the other 5? And please keep in mind that my TBR pile is already gigantic!

  2. Kay says:

    I’m impressed, Stacy! Like Mary, I remember when having a young child put a bit of a damper on the reading. I love your ’61 in 2016′ goal. LOL

    My audiobook stats are up this year too. I think that is partly because of living in the country, but I’m also thinking I spent more time walking and listening, which was a good thing.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Yes, my audiobooks are way up and I expect that to continue. To be honest, I had to be a little OCD in reaching the goal this year. It was sometime in November when I realized that I had to read 10 books to reach my goal. And then I realized that 60 books was the only personal goal I set this year so I worked like mad to reach it!

  3. SDCB Steph says:

    I thought that First Frost was a good read. I am the odd lady out when it comes to Fault In Our Stars though. The Woman in White has been on my TBR for a ridiculously long time. Maybe this will be the year.
    It looks like you had a wonderful year. Congratulations on meeting your reading goal. I like that you add just one more book to the challenge every year.
    Happy New Years!

  4. Literary Feline says:

    I love the cover to The Dress Shop of Dreams too. 🙂 I had hoped to get to that book this year, but didn’t. I hope to this year. I really liked The Fault in Our Stars too. And Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a childhood favorite I should revisit someday. I still have my copy. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful 2016, Stacy, both in reading and in life.

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