Book Challenge 2015 revisited

December 31 and I’m finally finished my 2015 reading challenge. I feel like I’ve accomplished so much. And because I feel like this accomplishment should be acknowledged by everyone commemorated, I thought I’d do a little review before jumping into 2016. So, without further ado:

Total books read: 49

Total authors read: 38

Total books reviewed: 38

Total books required for challenge: 26

Total books read for challenge: 32

Still AliceFavourite book read in 2015: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis (I nearly forgot how much I loved this series when I was younger.)

Genres most read: literary fiction (10), memoir (8), fantasy (8)

Favourite literary fiction: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Favourite memoir: A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceFavourite fantasy: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Favourite book cover: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling and Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Most surprising read: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (because I was not expecting to love it so much) and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (because I was not expecting Tralfamadorians).

Most disappointing read: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (I was so ready to love it)

FuriouslyHappy.JennyLawsonBook I was most excited for: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Book I recommended to the most people: A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout

Favourite debut: The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson

Favourite book from a genre I don’t typically read: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (satirical essays)

Fastest read: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (six hundred pages in two days)Harry Potter Philosopher's Stone

Book I can’t believe I didn’t read until this year: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Favourite new-to-me author: Lisa Genova

Favourite book by an author I’ve read before: The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman (author of All My Friends are Superheroes)

Book that made my eyes leak: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

TheTinyWife.AndrewKaufmanBook that angered me the most: The House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout

Book that made me laugh the most: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Favourite character: Ron Weasley

Least favourite character: Jonathan Randall

Shortest book: The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman (88 pages)

MIssPeregrinesHomeforPeculiarChildren.RansomRiggsLongest book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (896 pages)

Series that I will keep reading: Ransom Riggs’ Peculiar Children series

Author I will read more of: Patrick deWitt (I already have Undermajordomo Minor on my TBR pillar)

Book I’ll likely re-read: the entire Harry Potter series (it’d be cool to read them on my trip to Europe in the summer)

Book I definitely will not re-read: Longitude by Dava Sobel

And there you have it, folks, my 2015 in a nut shell. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. And don’t forget to read every single review in 2016—it’s gonna be a blast. Scout’s honour.


2 responses to “Book Challenge 2015 revisited”

  1. Lisa Genova’s books are good, aren’t they? I’ve liked them all, so far (have yet to read her latest).
    And, Ron Weasley is such a great character. In the earlier movies, especially – how can you not love that face?

  2. Congrats on finishing your book challenge, Tori! You definitely kicked my butt for 2015. It’s ON for 2016!

Don’t be afraid. I won’t smite you. Probably.

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