1 January 2016

What I Read in 2015

Happy New Year everyone! To kick off the year I thought I'd share the books I read in 2015 (Even though I should do a Ruminations post first [cue sucking air through teeth and hating myself for breaking the norm]. So back when I was listing my 2014 Reading List I set myself the goal to read 40 books in 2015. I have been listing my reads in my Rumination posts as I go along because I love tracking what I'm reading every month (and will hopefully continue to do wrap ups over on YouTube) but now that we've reached the new year it is time to share all of the books I read in 2015 and see if I managed 40 or not.

I had a really good reading year. 71 BOOKS! That is including graphic novels (sorry dad, who says they "don't count" except yeah they do) but at least misses off picture books and rereads too. Unfortunately it misses off my DNFs too but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯! You can have a look at my year in books on Goodreads and see all the pretty covers and stats. 

Click the link for my reviews:
1. "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury, 5th January
2. "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel, 9th January
3. "Soppy" (Graphic Novel) by Philippa Rice, 10th January
4. "Feel the Fear" (Ruby Redfort, #4) by Lauren Child, 20th January
5. "Alice and the Fly" by James Rice, 22nd January
6. "Dead Ends" by Erin Lange, 28th January
7. "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell, 30th January
8. "Arsenic for Tea" (Wells and Wong, #2) by Robin Stevens, 17th February
9. "Signal to Noise" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, 26th February
10. "A Darker Shade of Magic" (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1) by V.E. Schwab, 27th February
11"Saga, Volume 1" (Graphic Novel) by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples, 10th March
12. "The Dreamsnatcher" by Abi Elphinstone, 12th March
13"Saga, Volume 2" (Graphic Novel) by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples, 18th March
14"Saga, Volume 3" (Graphic Novel) by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples, 21st March
15"The Sin Eater's Daughter" (The Sin Eater's Daughter, #1) by Melinda Salisbury, 21st March
16"Saga, Volume 4" (Graphic Novel) by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples, 22nd March
17"The Sky is Everywhere" by Jandy Nelson, 26th March
18"Deadline" (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2) by Mira Grant, 28th March
19. "Red Queen"(Red Queen Trilogy, #1) by Victoria Aveyard, 2nd April
20. "I'll Give You the Sun" by Jandy Nelson, 5th April
21. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky, 8th April
22. "Uglies" (Uglies, #1) by Scott Westerfeld, 10th April
23. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green, 14th April
24. "Looking for Alaska" by John Green, 22nd April
25. "Sex Criminals, Volume 1" (Graphic Novel) by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, 25th April
26. "Sex Criminals, Volume 2" (Graphic Novel) by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, 25th April
27. "Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli, 26th April
28. "The Walking Dead, Vol. 01" (Graphic Novel) by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, 26th April
29. "The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil" (Graphic Novel) by Stephen Collins
30. "The Walking Dead, Vol. 02" (Graphic Novel) by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, 3rd May
31. "Blackout" (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3) by Mira Grant, 4th May
32. "The Walking Dead, Vol. 03" (Graphic Novel) by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, 9th May
33. "Remix" by Non Pratt, 13th May
34. "House of Secrets" (House of Secrets, #1) by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini, 14th May
35. "Trouble" by Non Pratt, 18th May
36. "The Walking Dead, Vol. 04" (Graphic Novel) by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, 27th May
37. "Another Day" (Every Day, #2) by David Levithan, 6th June 
38. "Battle of the Beasts" (House of Secrets, #2) by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini, 8th June
39. "The Brilliant World of Tom Gates" (Tom Gates, #1) by Liz Pichon, 14th June
40. "The Girl with All the Gifts" by M.R. Carey, 16th June
41. "The Awesome" by Eva Darrows, 21st June
42. "Confidence: The Diary of an Invisible Girl" by Paige Lavoie, 28th June
43. "All The Bright Places" by Jennifer Niven, 6th July
44. "Rat Queens, Volume 1" (Graphic Novel) by Kurtis J. Wiebe, 12th July
45. "Rat Queens, Volume 2" (Graphic Novel) by Kurtis J. Wiebe, 18th July
46. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, 21st July
47. "Dorothy Must Die" (Dorothy Must Die, #1) by Danielle Paige, 27th July
48. "The Wicked Will Rise" (Dorothy Must Die, #2) by Danielle Paige, 31st July 
49. "Fire Colour One" by Jenny Valentine, 6th August
50. "Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell, 9th August
51. "The Phantom Tollbooth" by Justen Norton, 10th September
52. "Gone" (Gone, #1) by Michael Grant, 16th September
53. "Awful End" (Eddie Dickens Trilogy, #1) by Philip Ardagh, 20th September
54. "Othergirl" by Nicole Burstein, 23rd September
55. "The Accident Season" by Moira Fowley-Doyle, 24th September
56. "Witch Wars" (Witch Wars, #1) by Sibeal Pounder, 27th September
57. "Unspeakable" by Abbie Rushton, 29th September
58. "Daughters unto Devils" by Amy Lukavics, 30th September
59. "Everything, Everything" by Nicola Yoon, 1st October
60. "The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean" by Lindsay Littleson, 7th October
61. "The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair" by Lara Williamson, 8th October
62. "We All Looked Up" by Tommy Wallach, 12th October
63. "Saga, Volume 5" (Graphic Novel) by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples, 19th October
64. "Thirteen Days of Midnight" by Leo Hunt, 1st November
65. "Seed" by Lisa Heathfield, 10th November
66. "Falling Into Place" by Amy Zhang, 25th November
67. "Cinder" (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer, 28th November 
68. "Scarlet" (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer, 8th December 
69. "The Wind Singer" (Wind on Fire, #1) by William Nicholson, 13th December
70. "Life on the Refrigerator Door" by Alice Kuipers, 14th December
71. "Cress" (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer, 15th December

1. "Winter" (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer
2. "Nimona" by Noelle Stevenson

Here's to reading in 2016! I hope to read 52 books, a lot of which are ones I already own on my shelf (not that I think I'll be able to restrain myself from buying more) as well as do a video about my top 10! Be my buddy on Goodreads because, why not? Also, we can encourage all the reading for this year. 

What did you read in 2015?


  1. OMG 71!!! You really put me to shame, go you!!

    1. <3 I honestly don't know how it crept up so high ^^ Thank you!

  2. I didn't even finish my 5. My goodness. haha What an achievement though! Well done you and all the best for a 2016 full of more wonderful books!


    1. Thank you! It's different for everyone though, before I worked with books I didn't read that many per year.

  3. Well done Fiona, that's fabulous! 71 books is awesome! I always keep my goals on the low side as I feel like I'm up and down with how often I read...I'm hoping to get through 40 books this year! Happy New Year to you!

    1. Thank you! Yeah, haha, I really want to push for 100 but it's just way too many! HAPPY NEW YEAR <3

  4. Yay, congrats on reading that many books (and graphic novels totally count!) And good luck on your 2016 goal. Just catching up on your videos now, they are a lot of fun!

    1. Thank you thank you thank you!! <3

  5. Yay! Great list. I think you're like the only person in the universe that didn't care for Nimnona? Hahah. Unless it's only on your Unfinished list because you're still working on it lol.

    1. It's literally only unfinished because I'm a chapter away from the end, I LOVE NIMONA

  6. 71 books is definitely achievement well done! I love the idea of recording everything you read I'm definitely going to write down everything this year!x

    1. I adore lists, and listing books I read in a month / year is my favourite! You should definitely do it :D

  7. So many to add to my wishlist now, as if I didn't have enough. You babe!

    1. ;D you're a total babe! I'm gonna go at it for graphic novels so that next time I see you I can actually point out something you haven't read/got yet

  8. I limped along at something like 30 books last year. University just takes up too much bloody time. Super excited to graduate and have time to read again!

    My favorite read last year was probably Six of Crows, which is not on your list but judging from your list you would love it! It is a really fantastic YA fantasy. I also really loved Ten Thousand Skies Above You, which was the sequel to A Thousand Pieces of You. Also awesome. So good.

    Katie @ www.katsyxo.com

    1. When I was at university I read almost no books (not including the ones I skimmed for research and annotation and all that other academical bollocks!) it was only after graduating that I've been able to actually read loads <3

      I do want to read Six of Crows! I want to read her trilogy first though, and I'm gonna look in to the other ones you've mentioned :D thanks for the recommendations