2015 Books

Jan. 1st, 2016 05:38 pm
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My annual list of books I've read in the past year! Just about the only thing I post anymore. Anyway, I read a total of 95 books in 2015. Normally I read a few more, but this past September was a bad month. I only read 4 books. Specifically I read 40 sci-fi/fantasy, 5 historical fiction, 12 historical fantasy, 19 nonfiction, 6 mysteries, 5 general fiction, 7 young adult, and 1 in French. My favorites were A Street Cat Named Bob and its sequels. A full list is under the cut. A (2) next to the book denotes a re-read while a * means I really liked the book or it had special meaning.


Sci-fi/Fantasy:
Nobody's Home by Tim Powers
Stardust by Neil Gaiman(2)
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman(2)
Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman(2)
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman(2)
Trigger Warning by Nail Gaiman
Blood Red by Mercedes Lackey
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell
The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord
Among Others by Jo Walton
Elementary by Mercedes Lackey
He Walked Among Us by Norman Spinrad
The Kingdom Beyond the Waves by Stephen Hunt
Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen
Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America by Brian Francis Slattery
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson
Time After Time by Allen Appel
The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker
The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster
Libromancer by Jim C. Hines(2)*
Codex Born by Jim C. Hines(2)*
Unbound by Jim C. Hines*
Sky Coyote by Kage Baker
Before Tomorrowland by Jeff Jensen
Contaminated 2: Mercy Mode by Em Garner
Fortress of Frost and Fire by Larry Elmore
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi
The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher
Songs from the Seashell Archives vol 1: Song of Sorcery, the Unicorn Creed by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
The Merlin Effect by T.A. Barron
Cat Tales: Fantastic Feline Fiction by George H. Scithers
The Adversary by Julian May
The Nonborn King by Julian May
The Golden Torc by Julian May
The House of the Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey
The Many-Colored Land by Julian May
The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
Hospital Of The Transfiguration by Stanislaw Lem
Closer to Home by Mercedes Lackey
Bastion by Mercedles Lackey

Mystery:
The Loch by Steve Alten
The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly
The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura
Sneaky Pie for President by Rita Mae Brown
Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
Cat's Eyewitness by Rita Mae Brown

Historical Fantasy:
Dead Man's Reach by D.B. Jackson*
The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton
The Just City by Jo Walton
Cretaceous Dawn by Lisa M. Graziano (I thought this was a really clever, original book. It's not the best written book I've ever seen, but the premise and story were great!)
Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan
The Executioner's Heart by George Mann
The Immorality Engine by George Mann
The Osiris Ritual by George Mann
The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
A Plunder of Souls by D.B. Jackson*
Thieves' Quarry by D.B. Jackson*
Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson*

Historical Fiction:
Above Us Only Sky by Michele Young-Stone
Echoes of Titanic by Mindy Starns Clark
Seneca Fall Inheritance by Miriam Grace Monfredo
Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy

Nonfiction:
Titanic: Last Night of A Small Town by John Welshman
The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty Year Voyager Mission by Jim Bell*
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matter In the End by Atul Gawande
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen*
The World According to Bob by James Bowen*
A Gift from Bob by James Bowen*
Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horwitz
Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, the American Story by Howard Means
The Fourth Part of the World by Toby Lester
The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas by Julia Romp*
What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton
The Science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett
Native American Testimony: A Chronicle of Indian-White Relations from Prophecy to the Present by Peter Nabokov
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Across Atlantic Ice: The Origin of America's Clovis Culture by Dennis J. Standford
Bettyville: A Memoir by George Hodgman
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration by Chris Impey

General Fiction:
The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
Mobile Library by David Whitehouse
The Global War on Morris by Steve Israel

Young Adult:
Coraline by Neil Gaiman(2)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman(2)
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman(2)
The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer(2)
A Grimm Warning by Chris Colfer
Beyond the Kingdoms by Chris Colfer
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

French:
La petite ├ęcole dans la montagne by Michel Jeury
Title Translation: The Little School on the Mountain
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