2016

2015, That’s a Wrap!

Good-bye 2015!  2016 is up and running, and so should my blog be.  2015 really was an eventful year.  I welcomed an exchange student into our home, moved to a new state, started a book club, and last but not least, started my blog.  (Yay!)  Well, small but mighty readership, let’s start by taking a look back at what went down in the last few months of 2015.

  • The Martian by Andy Weir — 435 pages
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline — 278 pages
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo — 224 pages
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff — 599 pages
  • The Dark Age by Jason Gurley — 30 pages
  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell — 323 pages
  • The Devotion of Suspect X by Higashino Keigo — 312 pages
  • The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse by Alan Bradley — 28 pages

There are also a couple books that I got quite a ways into, and then stopped — about 100 pages of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please! for one, and about 125 of Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore to name another — along with the usual assortment of partially read books.   If they’re not finished in December, though, it doesn’t count for December.  So, that makes for 8 books and 2229 pages completed in the month of December.

Adieu 2015!

I thought it would be interesting to post my stats for 2015.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a record of what I read before starting my blog at the end of September, but for what it’s worth, here’s skinny on the fourth quarter:

  • 23 books completed
  • 7199 pages in those books
  • 12 times thwarted by Cat while trying to read (although only a handful were caught on film)
  • 2 books read, but not reviewed (Wind/Pinball 1973 by Haruki Murakami and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel)
  • 1 favorite new author:  Higashino Keigo

Well, dear reader, that brings 2015 to a close.  I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about me reading as much as I have enjoyed actually reading.  I had a great time discovering new authors and new books with you, and look forward to another great year of reading in 2016.

Until then, happy reading!

Little Book Reviews

 

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