03 January 2016

Book list - 2015

Here's the complete list of books I read in 2015. I didn't set a goal for this year, so I can't report success in reaching it (nor must I admit to failure, either).

Numbers refer to the order in which the books were read.

"Adult" Fiction (17 books)
2. Punch with Care - mystery, by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
3. Dead Ernest - mystery, by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
7. The Aethers of Mars - SF/steampunk, by Eric Flint and Charles E Gannon
9. My Real Children - AH, by Jo Walton
10. Hell with the Lid Blown Off - mystery, by Donis Casey
11. Richard Bolitho - Midshipman - historical fiction, by Alexander Kent
12. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - SF, by Jules Verne
13. Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger - historical fiction, by Alexander Kent
14. Stand Into Danger - historical fiction, by Alexander Kent
15. In Gallant Company - historical fiction, by Alexander Kent
16. Lord of the Wings - mystery, by Donna Andrews
18. Command a King's Ship - historical fiction, by Alexander Kent
19. Red Rising - SF, by Pierce Brown
20. Golden Son - SF, by Pierce Brown
21. The Cold Dish - mystery, by Craig Johnson
22. Kindness Goes Unpunished - mystery, by Craig Johnson
23. A Brother's Price - AH, by Wen Spencer

Children's/YA Fiction (0)

Non-Fiction (7)
1. At the Water's Edge: Fish with Fingers, Whales with Legs, and How Life Came Ashore but Then Went Back to Sea - evolution, by Carl Zimmer
4. Undersea Warrior: The World War II Story of "Mush" Morton and the USS Wahoo - biography/WW II, by Don Keith
5. The British Pacific Fleet: The Royal Navy's Most Powerful Strike Force - WW II, by David Hobbs
6. What If? - AH (essays), edited by Robert Cowley
8. What If? 2 - AH (essays), edited by Robert Cowley
17. The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution - genetics, by Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending
24. Nathaniel's Nutmeg: or, The True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History - history, by Giles Milton

The main categories were mysteries (6) and historical fiction (5). Alexander Kent was the most-read author of the year (5 books). None of the 24 books were rereads.

My favourites? I'd say The Cold Dish, the first book in the Longmire series by Craig Johnson, and A Brother's Price, by Wen Spencer, tied for the number one spot this year. These five (listed in the order in which I read them) were also very good:
Punch with Care, by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
My Real Children, by Jo Walton
Red Rising, by Pierce Brown
Golden Son, by Pierce Brown
Nathaniel's Nutmeg, by Giles Milton

Having not set a goal for last year, I'm not setting one for this year either. But I do hope to do a lot more reading this year....

1 comment:

Life's Beautiful Path said...

Please, add my book to your upcoming list. Heroes Beneath the Waves: Submarine Stories of the Twentieth Century, by Mary Nida Smith.
Thank you.
Mary Nida Smith