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Books of 2015 - asterisk for highlight

Children's (4)
Frances Hardinge - Twilight Robbery
Tanith Lee - Indigara
Kevin Rattan - The Fairy Rescue League
Noel Streatfield - Gemma

Graphic (1)
Neil Gaiman - The Dream Hunters (with P. Craig Russell)

Non Fiction (10)
Lois McMaster Bujold - Sidelines: Talks and Essays
Robert Cialdini - The Science of Persuasion
* Diane Coyle - The Economics of Enough
Dorothy Einon - Child Behaviour
Margaret Horsfield - Biting the Dust
Steve Krug - Don't Make Me Think
* Doris Lessing - Walking in the Shade
Dorothy Rowe - Friends and Enemies: Our Need to Love and Hate
Adam Vardy - Prince 2 for Beginners (50% - still reading another chapter from time to time)
Benjamin Wallace - The Billionaire's Vinegar

Fiction (22)
Katherine Addison - The Goblin Emperor
Ben Aaronovitch - Foxglove Summer
Lois McMaster Bujold - Penric's Demon
* Molly Gloss - The Dazzle of Day
* Nicola Griffith - Hild
Stark Holborn - Nunslinger Books 1-6
* Dave Hutchinson - Europe at Midnight
Dave Hutchinson - Europe in Autumn
Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
Margo Lanagan - The Brides of Rollrock Island
Claire North - The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Gillian Polack - Ms Cellophane
Terry Pratchett - Dodger
Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic
John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men
Rosemary Sutcliff - The Eagle of the Ninth
Sheri Tepper - Fish Tails
Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (25% - too long)
Joanna Trollope - A Spanish Lover
* Jo Walton - The Just City
* Jo Walton - The Philosopher Kings
Jack Womack - Random Acts of Senseless Violence (50% - cuts too close to home)

Short Stories (6)

Willa Cather - Uncle Valentine and Other Stories

Neil Gaiman - Smoke and Mirrors

Tove Jansson - Tales from Moominvalley

Kij Johnson (ed) - Nebula Awards Showcase 2014

T Kingfisher - Toad Words and Other Stories

Diana Secker Tesdell (ed) - Stories of Motherhood

This year a mix of ebooks and paper books, with medium making a difference as to what got read and how fast.
I'm not sure that they all got written down. I have become much more haphazard in my record-keeping again.
43 in total is an improvement on 26 in 2014 and 31 in 2013.
Very little of my reading time allowed for immersive reading, and I am very grateful to writers (e.g. Gloss and Walton)
who write thought-provoking and interesting books at reasonable length. Anna Karenina was interesting, but outwore
its welcome when read in short chunks.


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2nd Jan, 2016 18:15 (UTC)
What are the Nunslinger books like? I'm a sucker for westerns, and thought about getting the first one?

Ooooh a Sheri Tepper title I don't recognise. Off to Amazon...
2nd Jan, 2016 18:25 (UTC)
Look back through my Journal for an entry on the Tepper (June 27th).

The Nunslingers were fun (recommended by Tiffani Angus on FB), but I didn't feel compelled to continue. NB Each number is a shortish chapter, not a book, so all 6 together were probably not much more than 25,000 words.
2nd Jan, 2016 19:13 (UTC)
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