2015 was a good years for my reading but I still was 15 books short of my yearly goal of 100 books. My reading consists of
- Classics that I want to read, Pulitzer prize winners, Booker prize winners. I have a long list of books I want to read, and no matter how many I read the list keeps getting longer
- Books read for my book club. This often includes books I would not otherwise read.
- Books I pick up a the library or yard sale that I may not have heard of but whose blurb sounds interesting.
- Newly published books that I read to be current.
I read most genres. I have never read a graphic novel, though. Anything else goes. I record the title and author of each book I read and have been doing so since 1994.
Here are the yearly numbers since then:
Total 1288 Average per year 58.5
Here is a list of some of the books I read this year.
Rereads Because I Really Enjoy Them
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguru
The Rise and Fall of the Regency Dandy: Scrope Davies by J. A. J. Burnett
I Know Why the Caged bird Sings by Maya Angelou (My Book Club Choice)
Howards End by E. M. Forster
Pre-Raphaelites in Love by Gay Daly
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (Also a reread)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (A reread)
Bratt Farrar by Josephine Tey
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh
Saint Peter’s Fair by Peter Ellis (A Brother Cadfael Mystery)
A Certain Justice by P. D. Janes
Some Lie and Some Die by Ruth Rendell
Books on My To Read List
A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellows
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Time machine by H. G. Wells
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson MCullers
in Our Time by Ernest Hemingway
Flaubert’s Parrot by Julien Barnes
Book Club Books
Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigliani
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Breaking the Silence by Diane Chamberlain
Resurrection by Tucker Malarkey
A World Lit Only by Fire by William Manchester
Victorian London by Liza Picard
Dr. Johnson’s London by Liza Picard
Young Romantics by Daisy Hay
The Peabody Sisters by Megan Marshall
Cod: A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky
The Man Who Made Lists by Joshua Kendall
The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Roland Bainton
The Signature of all Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
The Love Song of Miss Queeny Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
This is about half of 2015’s reading so you get the idea of what I read.
Next post will be on the list of books I’d like to read. Hopefully, I will get through some in 2016.