Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Books: 2015 in Review

I wrote a couple of years ago about the books I read in 2013. I liked it enough that I wanted to do it again. (Apparently, I didn't like it enough to remember to do it for 2014, though.)

For 2013, I said, "The total is more impressive than it should be, because Goodreads allows you to review many pieces of short fiction, especially those nominated for awards. Since I voted on the Hugo awards this year, I read a lot of that type of work." Well, in 2015, there was an annoying controversy that caused me to skip voting on the Hugo awards. Instead, my total was padded by starting to read graphic novels, which are quicker reads.

Again, I will list them by author and quote from/link to my Goodreads reviews, when I wrote them.

Brian Michael Bendis (7)

G. Willow Wilson (4)

Ursula K. Le Guin (3)

Lev Grossman (2)

  • The Magicians 3 stars
  • The Magician King 2 stars

Mark Millar (2)

Ryan North (2)

Brandon Sanderson (2)

Charles Soule (2)

Jason Aaron (1) 

  • Thor, Vol. 1: The Goddess of Thunder 3 stars

Katherine Addison (1)

 Louis Ames Bates (1)

  • Your Five-Year-Old: Sunny and Serene 3 stars

Katherine Mary Barrow (1)

 Robert Bennett Jackson (1)

Lois McMaster Bujold (1)

  • Cryoburn 4 stars

Delilah S. Dawson (1)

Conrad Glass (1)

Rachel Hartman (1)

Kevin Hearne (1)

  • Heir to the Jedi 3 stars "Meh."

Ann Leckie (1)

  • Ancillary Mercy 3 stars

Laura Markham (1)

  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting 4 stars

George R. R. Martin (1)

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms 5 stars

Jack McDevitt (1)

  • The Hercules Text 3 stars

Naomi Novik (1)

M. Rickert (1)

  • The Mothers of Voorhisville 3 stars

Kim Stanley Robinson (1)

John Scalzi (1)

Neal Stephenson (1)

  • Seveneves 2 stars 

Jeff VanderMeer (1)

Chuck Wendig (1)

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