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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Books of 2015

I made my boyfriend read with me XD Hehehe (isn't he cute? XD) 

How many books read in 2015: 
Not sure. Around 30- 100,  I guess? (I'm in college so I don't read as much)

How many fiction and non fiction?: 
mostly fiction

Male/Female author ratio?: 

About the same, as always.

Favorite book of 2015?: 

In order that I read them

The Torch Keeper: The Sowing (excellent plot twists, good characters and story, nice bit of diversity, an actually good dystopian world). 
Lost Tribe of the Sith short stories (very well-written, fun to read, great characters, very seamless)
Seraphina (fun fantasy novel, awesome usage of dragons, very creative history, good setting, loved the musical aspect)
The Children of Hurin (I love Middle Earth, so it was nice to be back in that world.)
Cinder (I've always liked Cinderella and this sci-fi version of it was a lot of fun to read. The main characters were also quite enjoyable and I loved how tomboyish Cinder was).
Elantris (AMAZING fantasy story, great characters, nice feminist messages that aren't overbearing, the whole 'villain/anti-hero is in love with the hero' was in it and it was utilized perfectly (he actually helped her!), the world building was fantastic, it was SO GOOD. Seriously, READ IT).
The Raven Cycle ( OH MY GOSH, THIS SERIES IS AMAZING!!! READ IT! Lovely characters, writing, nice diversity, actual well-written romance, good focus on friendships, loved that the adults ACTUALLY did stuff, etc)
Tales of the Jedi Omnibus part 1 (AMAZING! Especially the Nomi Sunrider chapter!)
Avatar: The Last Airbender comics (read "The Rift" parts) (lots of fun as always! :D) 
The Old Republic:Annihilation (hilarious, fun, funny, loved how the main characters saved the day in their underwear XD)
and Paradise Lose/Paradise Regained was a good, if difficult, read as was "The Art of War" 

Least favorite?:

"The Secret" and "The Magic of Thinking-Big" which I was forced to read by this jerk :P Stupid, worthless crap. Ghost Rider wasn't the greatest either but it wasn't terrible. 


Not sure..."Blue Lily, Lily Blue" or The Old Republic: Annihilation, perhaps?

Longest and shortest book titles?:

The Old Republic: Annihilation for longest

Cinder for shortest

Longest and shortest books?: 

Elantris was probably the longest

The shortest was the short story "Precipice"

How many books from the library?: 

Most were from the library

Any translated books?:

The Art of War

Most read author of the year, and how many books by that author?: 

John Jackson Miller since I read all the Lost Tribe of the Sith shorts. I also read a lot from Maggie Stiefvater 

Any re-reads?: 

No :( 

Favorite character of the year?

The leads in The Raven Cycle- they were all really awesome and likable (even with their flaws)

Hrathen, Sarene, and Raoden from Elantris 
Lucky Spark (he was SO good in the The Sowing)
The various characters in Lost Tribe of the Sith
Nomi Sunrider (AHHH!!!!!!)
Theron Shan (he cracked me up so much)
Satele Shan

Which countries did you go to through the page in your year of reading?:

All over America, China,  Middle Earth, various planets in Star Wars, and Elantris.

Which book wouldn't you have read without someone’s specific recommendation? 

I wouldn't have read those crappy books, I wouldn't have read the books for school, and I guess The Raven Cycle and Cinder. 

Which author was new to you in 2015 that you now want to read the entire works of?

 Maggie Stiefvater! :D 

Which books are you annoyed you didn't read?:

I'm annoyed that I haven't finished 'Fangirl' yet, or "Heir to the Empire" (both of which I am currently on). Also wish I could have gotten to the Ender's Shadow series, gotten further in The Lunar Chronicles, and read more Star Wars books. I also started "The Iliad" and I hope to finish that.

Did you read any books you have always been meaning to read?


Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained
The Children of Hurin
A Hobbit Journey: Discovering the Enchantments of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth (FINALLY)
A New Hope novelization
Lost Tribe of the Sith 
Death Star
Tales of the Jedi (part 1 of the Omnibus) 
The Art of War
On Writing Well
The Old Republic: Annihilation 
Childhood's End

What books are you planning to read in 2016?

I want to finish "Fangirl", "Heir to the Empire", and "Half-Bad"
Shadow Games
More Star Wars books and comics
The Summer I Wasn't Me
Morning Is A Long Time Coming
The Raven King (CAN'T WAIT)
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
The last Torchkeeper book if it comes out
The next 'Senet' based novels
The Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo) 
The rest of the Lunar Chronicles
The Iliad (which I've started) and maybe even The Odyssey Ender's Shadow series
Fan Art
The Crown of Ptolemy 
Sense and Sensibility 
Death in Venice
Oliver Twist
David Copperfield
The Scarlet Letter
Also, I want to read more science fiction novels in general 


  1. Sounds like some really good books! Glad you found some really good books and series. Hope you can read a bunch of the ones on your 2016 list!

    1. Thank you! :D I hope so as well! So much to read! :D