Books of 2015

Here are all the books I’ve read this year. After reading (and reviewing) far more books than I expected to last year I’ve set myself some goals. I want to read and review at least 50 books and I want to read more diversely. To give myself a bit of a push I’ve signed up for a couple of challenges. Wormhole’s The What’s in a Name challenge and BookdOut’s The Eclectic Reader challenge. Since I was planning on reading and reviewing 50 books, I thought I might as well add two more to that challenge and sign up for The Mad Reviewer Reading and Reviewing Challenge where I’m a Crazy Reviewer, so I have to read and review 52 books throughout 2015.

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So here’s what I’m reading in 2015! Titles with an astericks are rereads and those with links go to their reviews.

January:
– Clariel – Garth Nix
– The Running Man – Stephen King
– The Punisher Vol. 2: Border Crossing – Nathan Edmondson, Kevin Maurer, Mitch Gerads, Carmen Carnero and Phil Noto
– Secret Avengers Vol. 1: Let’s Have a Problem – Ales Kot and Michael Walsh
– Saga Volume 4 – Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
– Lazarus Volume Two – Greg Rucka, Michael Lark and Santi Arca
Legend – Marie Lu
– Prodigy – Marie Lu

February:
– Champion – Marie Lu
Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther – Reginald Hudlin and John Romita Jr.
The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1: The Faust Act – Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson and Clayton Cowles
– Black Widow Vol. 2:The Tightly Tangled Web – Nathan Edmondson, Phil Noto and Mitch Gerads
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
The Killing Moon – N.K. Jemisin
Storm Vol. 1: Make It Rain – Greg Pak, Victor Ibañez and Scott Hepburn
Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal – G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

March:
Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay
– My So Called Secret Identity – Suze Shore, Will Brooker and Sarah Zaidan
Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn
#scandal – Sarah Ockler
Geezer Girls – Dreda Say Mitchell
The Iron King – Julia Kagawa
– Secret Avengers Vol. 2: The Labyrinth – Ales Kot and Michael Walsh

April:
– Doubletake – Rob Thurman
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
– Hawkeye vs Deadpool – Gerry Duggan, Mateo Lolli and Jacopo Camagni
X, a Novel – Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon
– Captain America: Winter Soldier – Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting, Michael Lark and John Paul Leon
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews
– Ms. Marvel Vol. 2: Generation Why – G. Willow Wilson, Jacob Wyatt and Adrian Alphona

May:
The Martian – Andy Weir
The Fade Out: Act One – Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Seed – Lisa Heathfield
– Civil War – Mark Millar, Steve McNiven and Morry Hollowell
– Everyday Sexism – Laura Bates
Lazarus Volume Three – Greg Rucka, Michael Lark and Santi Arca

June:
To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
– Loki: Agent of Asgard: I Cannot Tell A Lie – Al Ewing, Jorge Coelho and Lee Garbett
– Queen of Katwe – Tim Crothers
The Three – Sarah Lotz
One Dog at a Time – Pen Farthing
Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona vs Real Madrid – Sid Lowe
Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella
– The Man Who Was Thursday – G.K. Chesterton
Hood – Stephen R. Lawhead
– Runaways Volume Two – Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona and Takeshi Miyazawa
– Scarlet – Stephen R. Lawhead
– Ms. Marvel Vol 3: Crushed – G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa and Elmo Bondoc

July:
The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
– X-Men: Days of Future Past – Chris Claremont and John Byrne
Crash and Burn – Michael Hassan
Techbitch – Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
– Velvet Vol 1: Before the Living End – Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting and Elizabeth Breitweiser
Slashback – Rob Thurman
– Secret Avengers Vol. 3: God Level by Ales Kot and Michael Walsh

August:
The Hounding of David Oluwale – Kester Aspden
Becoming Death – Melissa Brown
– Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas
A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
– Thor: Goddess of Thunder – Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman and Jorge Molina
Cinder – Marisa Meyer

September:
– The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
Scarlet – Marisa Meyer
Raven’s Gate – Anthony Horowitz*
Evil Star – Anthony Horowitz*
Nightrise – Anthony Horowitz*
– Night Owls – Jenn Bennett

October:
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Lost Boi – Sassafras Lowrey
Cress – Marissa Meyer
Kitchen – Banana Yoshimoto
Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy – Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters and Brooke Allen
Fairest – Marissa Meyer

November:
Tokyo Heist – Diana Renn
– Saga Volume 5 – Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Five Ghosts Vol. 3: Monsters & Men – Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Mooneyham and Lauren Affe
– Hawkeye Vol. 4: Rio Bravo – Matt Fraction, David Aja, Chris Eliopoulos and Francesco Francavilla
Winter – Marissa Meyer
The House of Hidden Mothers – Meera Syal

December:
Crime Wave – Rose Pressey
Lagoon – Nnedi Okorafor

Currently Reading:
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Books read: 81/52
Books reviewed: 52/52

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Book titles in italics are just suggestions for now as to what I might read for the challenge – it’s not set it stone.
The What’s in a Name challenge is to read six books whose titles fit in certain categories.
A word including ‘ing’ in it: The Running Man – Stephen King
A colour: Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther – Reginald Hudlin and John Romita Jr.
A familial relation: The House of Hidden Mothers – Meera Syal
A body of water: Lagoon – Nnedi Okorafor
A city: Tokyo Heist – Diana Renn
An animal: One Dog at a Time – Pen Farthing

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Book titles in italics are just suggestions for now as to what I might read for the challenge – it’s not set it stone. The Eclectic Reader challenge is to read twelve books that fit in certain categories.
Retellings: Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead
A book set in a country starting with the letter S: The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
PI Crime: Crime Wave – Rose Pressey
A novel published before you were born: To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Contemporary romance: Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
Fiction for foodies: Kitchen – Banana Yoshimoto
Microhistory: The Hounding of David Oluwale – Kester Aspden
Science Fiction set in space: The Martian – Andy Weir
Sports: Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona vs Real Madrid – Sid Lowe
Featuring diversity: X, a Novel – Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon
Epistolary Fiction: The Color Purple – Alice Walker
Middle Grade/YA Adventure: Legend – Marie Lu

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