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The Color of Paradox by A.M. Dellamonica
Shortest Book
Blackout by Connie Willis
Longest Book

Average book length in 2015

The Martian by Andy Weir
Most Popular
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Generation Hope by James Asmus
Least Popular
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Jeff’s average rating for 2015

Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.50 average

The Way Into Chaos by Harry Connolly

Jeff’s first review of the year

really liked it
I'm not sure how he does this, but Harry Connolly has terrible things happen to his characters in almost every chapter yet the tone of the book never sinks into grimness. Part of it is the short chapters with shifting point of view so when the grizzled veteran has been tormented enough we can switch over to the young magic user, and when she's been backed into a corner of certain disaster, we get a rest by going back to the grizzled veteran to se ...more

One-Eyed Jack by Elizabeth Bear
really liked it
Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
X-Men by Jason Aaron
The Way Into Chaos by Harry Connolly
Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron, Vol. 4 by Jason Aaron
The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord
A+X, Vol. 1 by Dan Slott
Open by Jenny Block
Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron, Vol. 6 by Jason Aaron
Thor by Jason Aaron
Wolverine by Ben Acker
Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
it was amazing
Kimmie66 by Aaron Alexovich
The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
The Way Into Magic by Harry Connolly
The Amazing Spider-Man by Tom DeFalco
The Way Into Darkness by Harry Connolly
Star Wars by Thomas Andrews
Spider-Man by Dan Slott
The Just City by Jo Walton
it was amazing
The Martian by Andy Weir
Deadpool, Volume 1 by Daniel Way
Apology by Plato
Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
The Introvert's Way by Sophia Dembling
Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron, Vol. 7 by Jason Aaron
Laika by Nick Abadzis
really liked it
As Red as Blood by Salla Simukka
A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark by Harry Connolly
Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
Control Point by Myke Cole
Deadpool, Volume 2 by Daniel Way
Amazing X-Men, Volume 1 by Jason Aaron
Avatar by Gene Luen Yang
Vicious Grace by M.L.N. Hanover
Avatar by Gene Luen Yang
Avatar by Gene Luen Yang
Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski
it was amazing
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2 by G. Willow Wilson
Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments by Ali Almossawi
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
Generation Hope by James Asmus
Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson
Final Exit by Derek Humphry
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
it was amazing
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1 by Kieron Gillen
Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
Wonder Woman, Volume 1 by Brian Azzarello
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton
Ethan of Athos by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
really liked it
Faces Under Water by Tanith Lee
Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan
Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan
The Color of Paradox by A.M. Dellamonica
Runaways by Terry Moore
Over the Wall by Peter Wartman
Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
Armada by Ernest Cline
Local by Brian Wood
Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon
it was amazing
The Russia Shift by Antony Johnston
Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey
A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway
The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin
Galileo's Middle Finger by Alice Domurat Dreger
Hold Still by Sally Mann
The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
it was amazing
Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher
How to Be Interesting by Jessica Hagy
A Succession of Bad Days by Graydon Saunders
Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon
An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet
An Apprentice to Elves by Sarah Monette
Blackout by Connie Willis
Planetfall by Emma Newman
it was amazing
Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga, Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction
Tomboy by Liz Prince

Blackout by Connie Willis

Jeff’s last review of the year

it was ok
I like Willis. This book (half book) was a disappointment.

All the plot (outside of historical events) is driven by character incompetence and bumbling. Bumbling which they then obsessively worry about and catastrophize over in their inner monologues at length. And repeatedly. Again and again. And each new bumble or setback is a cue to relive all the past mistakes again adding the newest one to the chorus.

It's so repetitive that I start making u
2015 Reading Challenge Img rccompleted
Jeff Youngstrom read 87 out of 50 books.
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