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Batya "The Toon"

Books I Read In 2015

Once again: the full list of books I read in the past year. Not counted are comic books, graphic novels, fanfics, works in progress that I have edited or beta-read, or webcomics. (Which means that this year I'm not including having read the entire run to date of Order of the Stick.)

Titles behind the cut-tag.

1. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin
2. The Persian Boy, Mary Renault
3. Funeral Games, Mary Renault
4. The Broken Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin
5. The Kingdom of Gods, N.K. Jemisin
6. The Last of the Wine, Mary Renault
7. Thorn, Intisar Khanani (first time)
8. Sunbolt, Intisar Khanani (first time)
9. The Praise Singer, Mary Renault
10. How Lovely Are Thy Branches, Diane Duane (first time)
11. The Mask of Apollo, Mary Renault
12. The Secret Garden, Francis Hodgson Burnett
13. The Neverending Story, Michael Ende
14. Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh
15. How Much For Just the Planet?, John M. Ford
16. Crossroad, Barbara Hambly
17. Tomorrow's Songs Today, Gary McGath (first time)
18. Specter of the Past, Timothy Zahn
19. Vision of the Future, Timothy Zahn
20. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
21. Dragonquest, Anne McCaffrey
22. Dragonsong, Anne McCaffrey
23. Dragonsinger, Anne McCaffrey
24. Dragondrums, Anne McCaffrey
25. Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern, Anne McCaffrey
26. The White Dragon, Anne McCaffrey
27. All the Weyrs of Pern, Anne McCaffrey
28. Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
29. Equal Rites, Terry Pratchett
30. Mort, Terry Pratchett
31. Sourcery, Terry Pratchett
32. Hard Times, Charles Dickens (first time)
33. The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (first time)
34. Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett
35. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
36. Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett
37. The Shadowed Sun, N.K. Jemisin (first time)
38. Out of the Silent Planet, C.S. Lewis
39. Perelandra, C.S. Lewis (first time)
40. Lords and Ladies, Terry Pratchett
41. Men at Arms, Terry Pratchett
42. That Hideous Strength, C.S. Lewis (first time)
43. Soul Music, Terry Pratchett
44. War for the Oaks, Emma Bull
45. Feet of Clay, Terry Pratchett
46. Interesting Times, Terry Pratchett
47. Jingo, Terry Pratchett
48. Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson
49. The Last Continent, Terry Pratchett
50. Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett
51. The Well of Ascension, Brandon Sanderson
52. The Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett
53. The Hero of Ages, Brandon Sanderson
54. The Truth, Terry Pratchett
55. Thief of Time, Terry Pratchett
56. The Steerswoman, Rosemary Kirstein
57. The Outskirter's Secret, Rosemary Kirstein
58. The Lost Steersman, Rosemary Kirstein
59. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
60. The Root Cellar, Janet Lunn
61. The Language of Power, Rosemary Kirstein
62. Dealing with Dragons, Patricia C. Wrede
63. Searching for Dragons, Patricia C. Wrede (first time)
64. The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, Terry Pratchett
65. The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett
66. The Last Hero, Terry Pratchett
67. A Hat Full of Sky, Terry Pratchett
68. Going Postal, Terry Pratchett
69. Calling on Dragons, Patricia C. Wrede (first time)
70. Thud!, Terry Pratchett
71. Wintersmith, Terry Pratchett
72. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Joan D. Vinge
73. Making Money, Terry Pratchett
74. Heretics of Dune, Frank Herbert (first time)
75. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
76. The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien
77. The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien
78. The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien
79. American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition, Neil Gaiman (first time) (sort of)
80. Snuff, Terry Pratchett
81. I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett
82. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling
83. Pocket Apocalypse, Seanan McGuire (first time)
84. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling
85. Penric's Demon, Lois McMaster Bujold (first time)
86. Lightspeed: Queers Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue, ed. Seanan McGuire (first time)
87. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
88. Firebird, Mercedes Lackey (first time)
89. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling
90. Hellspark, Janet Kagan
91. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling
92. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling
93. Among Others, Jo Walton
94. Fire and Hemlock, Diana Wynne Jones
95. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling
96. So You Want To Be A Wizard (New Millennium Edition), Diane Duane (first time) (sort of)
97. Deep Wizardry (New Millennium Edition), Diane Duane (first time) (sort of)
98. High Wizardry (New Millennium Edition), Diane Duane (first time) (sort of)
99. A Wizard Abroad (New Millennium Edition), Diane Duane (first time) (sort of)
100. The Wizard's Dilemma (New Millennium Edition), Diane Duane (first time) (sort of)
101. A Wizard Alone (New Millennium Edition), Diane Duane (first time) (sort of)
102. Firelord, Parke Godwin
103. The Burning City, Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
104. Wizard's Holiday (New Millennium Edition), Diane Duane (first time) (sort of)
105. Wizards at War (New Millennium Edition), Diane Duane (first time) (sort of)
106. Inda, Sherwood Smith
107. Lifeboats: A Young Wizards Story, Diane Duane (first time)
108. A Red-Rose Chain, Seanan McGuire (first time)
109. The Fox, Sherwood Smith
110. Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey (first time)
111. A Princess of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs (first time)
112. King's Shield, Sherwood Smith
113. The Gods of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs (first time)
114. Warlord of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs (first time)
115. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
116. The Eye of the World, Robert Jordan
117. The Great Hunt, Robert Jordan
118. The Dragon Reborn, Robert Jordan
119. The Shepherd's Crown, Terry Pratchett (first time)
120. The Shadow Rising, Robert Jordan
121. The Fires of Heaven, Robert Jordan
122. Stories for Children, Isaac Bashevis Singer (first time) (sort of)
123. In the Garden of Iden, Kage Baker
124. Lord of Chaos, Robert Jordan
125. A Crown of Swords, Robert Jordan
126. The Drawing of the Three, Stephen King
127. The Waste Lands, Stephen King
128. A Path of Daggers, Robert Jordan
129. Winter's Heart, Robert Jordan
130. Wizard and Glass, Stephen King
131. Crossroads of Twilight, Robert Jordan
132. Knife of Dreams, Robert Jordan
133. New Spring, Robert Jordan (first time)
134. The Gathering Storm, Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
135. Wolves of the Calla, Stephen King
136. The Towers of Midnight, Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
137. Song of Susannah, Stephen King
138. A Memory of Light, Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
139. The Dark Tower, Stephen King
140. Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson (first time)
141. A Song for Arbonne, Guy Gavriel Kay
142. IT, Stephen King

My total count is down again this year, from 152 to 142. First-time-read count has gone way down, from 62 (41% of all books read) to 35 (25%). Last year was kind of an outlier, though; this is much closer to my average.

My six most-read authors this year were Terry Pratchett, Robert Jordan, Diane Duane, Anne McCaffrey, Stephen King, and J.K. Rowling (with the last two tied). Topping the first-time-read chart this year are Edgar Rice Burroughs, Intisar Khanani, Seanan McGuire, C.S. Lewis, N.K. Jemisin, and Patricia C. Wrede.

William Gibson's Pattern Recognition and Jo Walton's Among Others are still my most-reread books over the eight years I've been tracking. Following them are Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy, Sherwood Smith's Inda series, Lois McMaster Bujold's The Curse of Chalion, Janet Kagan's Hellspark, Janet Kagan's Mirabile, and Dorothy Sayers's Busman's Honeymoon.

And because I didn't say so the other night: Happy New Year to all, and may this year be better than the last.

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