I read fewer books in 2015 than I did in 2014 and I don't think that was such a bad thing. In one of my first posts on this blog, I said that I felt I rushed through my reading at times in 2014 and my large (for me) final total was a bit deceptive. Does it count when you don't remember much about the book? Not sure.
Total Books Read in 2015 - 113
Kindle Books - 51
Personal Books in Print - 12
Audiobooks - 50
Non-Fiction - 3
Fiction - 110
Male Author - 18
Female Author - 95
These numbers are just that - numbers. Probably interesting only to me. I do think it's of note that audio has crept up to almost 50% of my reading. My male/female author ratio is about the same as previous years and I've mentioned more than once that non-fic is not my preferred book type. Tomorrow, I'll share a goal or two for 2016.
Here are the books that I enjoyed the most for 2015. My link is to my review or if there wasn't a review, the post I mentioned the book or books. I did cheat a bit by having a category for some series that I read in their entirety and loved. These are not in any special order.
Kay's Best of 2015
Into The Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
The Chessmen by Peter May
One Kick by Chelsea Cain
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Honorable Mention (because it was so fun to listen to)
As You Wish by Cary Elwes
Best Series Read in 2015
There were four mystery series that I read in their entirety this year. Each of them was new to me. Well, even here I'm cheating a bit. I read the first book in Jane Casey's series last year. I'm listing the first book for each and linking to that review.
Susan Hill's Simon Serrailler series (8 books)
Nicci French's Frieda Klein series (5 books)
Jane Casey's Maeve Kerrigan series (6 books)
The Reckoning (2nd book in series)
Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike series (3 books)
I had an excellent reading year. So many great books - new series - new authors. Lots and lots of fun. Tomorrow, I'll be around to say 'Happy New Year' and talk a bit about what I'd like to do in 2016. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my 'Best of 2015'!!