Sunday, January 03, 2016

Reading bug 2015!

During 2014 I read a total of 30 books, after only really getting into it around May. 
This year I set my goodreads goal to be 30 but I always hoped to beat that target, and I have with the help of a lot more graphic novels filled with fantastical short stories and beautiful illustrations.

My 2015 reading list is as follows:
(All books are marked out of 5*)

*****
Alex + Ada by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn
****
Revival Volume 1 You're Among Friends by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton
****
The wicked and The divine by 
***
Shutter Volume 1 Wanderlost by Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Duca, Owen Gieni and Ed Brisson
***
Hinterkind The Waking World by Ian Edginton and Francesco Trifogli
**
***
Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann / Kerascoet (Illustrator)
***
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicals) by Marissa Meyer
***
Alex + Ada 2 by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn
*****
Outcast by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azceta
*
In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang
**
Seconds by 
****
Ms Marvel No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
**
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin (Marvel Adaptation)
***
Amulet Volume 1 by Kazu Kibuishi
*****


21-30 Books
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
****
Not a Drop to Drink by Mandy McGinnis
*****
Amulet Volume 2 by Kazu Kibuishi
****
Amulet Volume 3 by Kazu Kibuishi
****
In a Handful of Dust by Mandy McGinnis
*****
Dead at 17 Volume 1 by Josh Howard
****
Rat Queens Volume 2 by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic
*****
The Fade Out by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
*****
Low Volume 1 by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini
****
Wayward Volume 1 by Jim Zub, Steven Cummings and John Rauch
****


31-40 Books
Lumberjanes Volume 1 by Noelle Stevenson. Grace Ellis and Brooke A Allen
*****
Revival Volume 2 by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton
****
Sex Criminals Volume 1 by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
*****
The Little Android (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
****
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
**
Miss Peregrines home for Perculiar children by Ransom Riggs and Cassandra Jean
*****
The Woods Volume 1 by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
***
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
*****
Sex Criminals Volume 2 by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
*****
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
****



41 - 50 Books
Manifest Destiny Volume 1 by Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts
****
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
*****
Yes Please! by Amy Poehler (Book and Audiobook)
****
Morning Glories 1 by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma
***
Alex + Ada 3  by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn
****
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
*****
You're never weird on the internet (almost) by Felicia Day (Audiobook)
*****
Saga Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
****
The Martian by Andy Weir (Audiobook)
*****
172hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
****

 
51 - 57 Books
RunLoveKill by Jonathan Tsuei and Eric Canete
***
Ready Player One (Audiobook) by Ernest Cline
*****
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
***
Bee and Puppycat by Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson
****
Self Inflicted wounds: Heartwarming tales of Epic humiliation (Audiobook) by Aisha Tyler
****
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
*****
Winter(The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
*****

I have reviews of a few of these books featured on my blog and good reads page.
Check out last years wrap up here!

This year I have read a total of 20 books, and 37 graphic novels.

So for me the best book I read this year was Not a Drop to Drink by Mandy McGinnis
The best Graphic novel I read this year was The Fade Out by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
The best Audio book I listened to this year was The Martian by Andy Weir (Audiobook)
The best series of books or graphic novels I read this year was Alex + Ada by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn

I still keep up to date with quite a few book-tubers on Youtube. I find it to be a great way to discover new books while getting a quick synopsis, concise review and recommendations.


Here are a handful of my favourite Book-tubers:
Booksandquills / Katytastic / Littlebookowl / KristinaHorner / PeruseProject 


What were your favourite books of 2015? Do you have any recommendations?
Let me know in the comments.


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