Second Quarter 2015 Summation

Second Quarter 2015 Summation

And there goes the first 1/2 of 2015. Let’s see how the reading went this quarter, shall we? *Flips through metaphorical pages* Ah, yes.

I read 10 books in the past 3 months.

Here’s the breakdown: 1 in April (what?), 5 in May, and 4 in June.

There were 4 standout reads: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo; Fangirl (reread) and Landline, by Rainbow Rowell; and Blackout, by Mira Grant.

2015 Second Quarter Standouts

3 notes on this theme:

  1. Please go read the 3 books in Mira Grant’s Newsflesh trilogy. The series is categorized as horror, due to the milieu of post-zombie apocalypse, and it is some of the smartest and most interesting writing I’ve come across in quite. some. time. It starts with Feed. Go, devour it.
  2. Rainbow Rowell is just awesome. I have now read all 4 of her books (Fangirl twice), and I have decided that I will read every single thing the woman publishes. I preordered Carry On. Yes, I did.
  3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up actually changed my life. Go figure. Though I haven’t followed the KonMari method perfectly (since step 2 is purging books), I did as instructed in step 1 to purge my clothes and it was amazing.

4 for book clubs.
8 by women; 2 by men.
Author nationality: 1 Japan; 4 United States; 2 Britain; 1 French; 1 Australia.
2 in translation.
1 audio book + a whole bunch of podcasts.
1 readalong of Dune.

And for the detail sticklers, a list of all 10:

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo – 4/3/2015
  • Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell (Audio) – 5/7/2015
  • Dune, by Frank Herbert – 5/21/2015
  • Waiting for Normal, by Leslie Connor – 5/22/2015
  • Me Before You, by JoJo Moyes – 5/24/2015
  • Post Exoticism in 10 Lessons, Lesson 11, by Antoine Volodine – 5/28/2015
  • Party Dreams (Magic Puppy 5), by Sue Bentley (Readaloud) – 6/3/2015
  • The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman – 6/22/2015
  • Blackout, by Mira Grant – 6/23/2015
  • Landline, by Rainbow Rowell – 6/27/2015

That brings the 2015 total so far to 37.

I am on schedule to successfully complete my Goodreads challenge of reading 75 books in 2015.

How did your reading numbers shake out?