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2015
My Year in Books
42,955
pages read
131
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2015!


Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan
Shortest Book
40
pages
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Longest Book
1,017
pages

Average book length in 2015
327
pages

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Most Popular
2,731,913
people also shelved
A25 by Jason T. Strunk
Least Popular
3
people also shelved

Sara’s average rating for 2015
3.6
3.6

Fables & Reflections by Neil Gaiman
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.46 average

Claws and Effect by Rita Mae Brown

Sara’s first review of the year

liked it
While the mystery is fun, the gimmick of the animals solving the mystery seems forced. Not only is 1/3 of the book full of unimportant information to the crime and solving it, that same third happens at the start of the book. That means you read 1/3 of the book before anybody dies. I have read another in this series and the same thing was done. The animals rarely contribute anything other than bickering and begging. Even more annoying is that cer ...more

SARA’S 2015 BOOKS
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Fables & Reflections by Neil Gaiman
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Claws and Effect by Rita Mae Brown
Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike by Robert Forrant
it was amazing
Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
Beowulf by Unknown
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
really liked it
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Four by Veronica Roth
The Wikipedia Revolution by Andrew Lih
Ethnographies of Breastfeeding by Tanya Cassidy
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny  Lawson
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
As You Wish by Cary Elwes
it was amazing
Catch as Cat Can by Rita Mae Brown
Neuromancer by William Gibson
A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth  George
it was amazing
Lowell by Lowell Historical Society
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper
Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
it was amazing
How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris     Taylor
Atheists in America by Melanie E. Brewster
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The St. Zita Society by Ruth Rendell
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
1805 by Richard Woodman
The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy by Mary Street
The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill
Defending Jacob by William Landay
The Dark Tower by Robin Furth
it was amazing
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Flashback by Nevada Barr
Hunting Season by Nevada Barr
The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott
Mariner's Compass by Earlene Fowler
A Drinking Life by Pete Hamill
Moneyball by Michael   Lewis
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
really liked it
The Queen's Lover by Francine du Plessix Gray
How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets by Garth Stein
50 Children by Steven Pressman
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro
William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Furiously Happy by Jenny  Lawson
it was amazing
The Dark Tower by Robin Furth
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Alice Behind Wonderland by Simon Winchester
The Happiest Days of Our Lives by Wil Wheaton
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Neil Patrick Harris by Neil Patrick Harris
Blind Descent by Nevada Barr
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Armada by Ernest Cline
it was amazing
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov
The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester
The Bridegroom by Ha Jin
Salt by Mark Kurlansky
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
it was amazing
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Fables by Arnold Lobel
The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
really liked it
The Poetry of T.S. Eliot by T.S. Eliot
Each Little Bird that Sings by Deborah Wiles
Bull Run by Paul Fleischman
A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan
Blizzard! by Jim  Murphy
Flying Colours by C.S. Forester

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Sara’s last review of the year

really liked it
That last section about confidence made this book.
2015 Reading Challenge Img rccompleted
2015 READING
CHALLENGE
Sara Marks read 131 out of 125 books.
 
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