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.
3 notes on this theme:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?