Reading is a huge part of my life. That, along with writing, is where a good portion of my time goes. As I looked over my Goodreads stats for 2015, I smiled as book images and memories came to mind. There are so many good books to read. I wish I had time to read even more than I did. There’s just a smorgasbord for my senses.
Year in Review
I read 117 books last year. That wasn’t as high as 2014, but I didn’t think it was half bad. Now before you feel bad about your reading compared to mine, I will admit that I’m a skimmer. That’s how I get through so many. And most of my books I read, as you will see below, are in a lighter genre (romance). I can’t skim non-fiction books; hence, I don’t read as many of those. I went through and figured out which genre each book I read belonged in, and here’s the final take:
- 44 Contemporary
- 13 Regency
- 9 Historical
- 7 Anthologies
- 4 Medieval
- 4 Western
- 3 Suspense
- 3 Novella
4 Young Adult
1 Thriller – Eating Bull by Carrie Rubin set me back with my fingernails. None were left after I finished this exciting read. This story left me pondering obesity in our nation long after I put it down, even though it was about a psychotic serial killer targeting such people. I love when books teach me something, and Rubin really did her research and shared it in a very non-boring, nail-biting way.
It’s hard to choose favorites because I like a TON of books, and all for different reasons. Maybe one is my favorite romance, another I like because of the characters, another for just the words alone, and yet another for the riveting plot. So here is my list of favorites I read in 2015 (they could have been published earlier—I don’t keep track of things like that). There are definitely more, but these stood out to me.
- The Evolution of Thomas Hall by Kieth Merrill
- These is My Words & Sarah’s Quilt by Nancy Turner
- Horstberg Saga by Elizabeth D. Michaels
- Met and read all of new author-Jennifer Peel’s books…House Divided, Professional Boundaries, The Girl in Seat 24B, Other Side of the Wall, Trouble in Loveland, Jessie Belle,
- The Husband Maker series Karey White
- An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series by Chanda Hahn
- Maze Runner by James Dashner
- Rules in Rome A.L.Sowards
- Song of David by Amy Harmon
- Girl of Mine by Taylor Dean & her new one due out this summer—Chasing Fireflies (I beta-read this, so it’s not in my count, but it’s seriously A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! I can’t wait for you to read it. Probably one of my favorites she’s written so far.
That’s my 2015 Reading Year in Review. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for me with books. What about you? Did you read some awesome books last year? Are you excited to read more? YEA!!! Join the crowd.