Books Read 2015

I’m hoping to read 75 books again this year. I’m tracking my progress on Goodreads and at the Savvy Reader’s 50 Book Pledge. What’s your reading goal?

  1. Bel Canto
  2. The Dress Shop of Dreams
  3. Landline
  4. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
  5. The Girl on the Train
  6. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  7. Anne of Green Gables
  8. Night Film
  9. The Forever Girl
  10. The Wild Oats Project
  11. If I Fall, If I Die
  12. The Good Girl
  13. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resliance and Redemption
  14. The Son
  15. A History of Loneliness
  16. Charles Dickens: A Life
  17. How To Be A Good Wife
  18. Anne of Avonlea
  19. The Secret History
  20. The Half-Brother
  21. The Tipping Point
  22. China Rich Girlfriend
  23. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
  24. The Fisherman’s Lily
  25. Heidi
  26. The Word Exchange
  27. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
  28. Anne of the Island
  29. Hausfrau
  30. The Count of Monte Cristo
  31. Persuasion
  32. The Secret Book of Grazi dei Rossi
  33. Ru
  34. The Bookman’s Tale
  35. The Silent Wife
  36. The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
  37. We Should All Be Feminists
  38. Tooth and Nail
  39. The Vacationers
  40. Our Endless Numbered Days
  41. The Ghost Bride
  42. When Everything Feels Like the Movies
  43. Big Little Lies
  44. A Measure of Light
  45. Anne of Windy Poplars
  46. Heretic: Why Islam Needs A Reformation Now
  47. Blood on Snow
  48. China Dolls
  49. East of Eden
  50. God Help the Child
  51. The Fortune Hunter
  52. Blue Sun, Yellow Sky
  53. The Deadly Sisterhood: A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance
  54. 13 at Dinner
  55. And The Mountains Echoed
  56. Anne’s House of Dreams
  57. A Dragonfly in Amber
  58. The House at the End of Hope Street
  59. Voyager
  60. Where They Found Her
  61. The Husband’s Secret
  62. Boo
  63. A God in Ruins
  64. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
  65. Free Days With George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons From One Very Big Dog
  66. The Royal We
  67. The House of Dolls
  68. The Astronaut Wives Club
  69. A Royal Experiment: The Private Life of George III
  70. Anne of Ingleside
  71. Circling the Sun
  72. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
  73. The Woman in White
  74. Underground in Berlin: A Young Woman’s Extraordinary Tale of Survival in the Heart of Nazi Germany
  75. Disclaimer
  76. Armada
  77. Us
  78. The Woman Upstairs
  79. Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter: Growing Up With a Gay Dad
  80. Funny Girl
  81. Americanah
  82. The Novel Habits of Happiness
  83. The Little Paris Bookshop
  84. Broken Promise
  85. Rainbow Valley
  86. Villa America
  87. Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life
  88. The Interestings
  89. No Cure For Love
  90. The Dust That Falls From Dreams
  91. What Alice Forgot
  92. Love Over Scotland
  93. Rilla of Ingleside
  94. This Is Happy
  95. The King’s Curse
  96. Brooklyn
  97. The Secret Place
  98. Jane Austen’s First Love
  99. Why Not Me?
  100. The Danish Girl
  101. No Time For Goodbye
  102. White Teeth
  103. Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family
  104. The Storms of War
  105. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
  106. Murder After Hours
  107. Shanghai Girls
  108. The Mistake I Made
  109. My Grandmother Sends Her Regards & Apologizes
  110. The Martian
  111. The Weight of Blood
  112. The Woman Who Stole My Life
  113. Luckiest Girl Alive
  114. Girl at War
  115. The Scent of Secrets
  116. Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
  117. The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty
  118. Killing Monica
  119. A Spool of Blue Thread
  120. The Library at Mount Char
  121. The Lake House
  122. The Magician’s Assistant
  123. How To Be Good
  124. The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  125. The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
  126. Dreams of Joy
  127. Broken Harbour
  128. A Train in Winter: A Story of Women, Friendship and Survival in World War Two
  129. Fates and Furies
  130. Snobs
  131. The Hypnotist’s Love Story
  132. The Black Count: Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
  133. Z: A Novel
  134. The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
  135. The Tsar of Love and Techno
  136. Partners in Crime
  137. The Bookseller
  138. Everything I Never Told You
  139. Birdman
  140. The Bone Season
  141. Finding Audrey
  142. Sisters of Versailles
  143. Career of Evil
  144. Prophet’s Prey:My Seven Year Investigation Into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints
  145. The Widow
  146. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Illustrated)
  147. When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win WWII
  148. My Brilliant Friend
  149. Someone to Watch Over Me
  150. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
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11 thoughts on “Books Read 2015

  1. You are so organized! I don’t even know what I will be reading in April right now. I feel like I am such a mood reader, and sometimes if I try to force myself into a book that is on my list but I am not really keen on that style I sometimes get turned off by it even before I have started. But that’s amazing that you are so well organized, very jealous!

    • I love that you think I’m organized but I definitely don’t think I am! I feel, most of the time, like I’m flying by the seat of my pants or hanging on by the skin of my teeth. Definitely I’m a mood reader but these readalong and TBR pile challenges have challenged me to focus some of my reading and I’m enjoying it.

  2. Wow. You are WAY more organized them I am, haha. I have a Goodreads, but I haven’t been reading nearly as many regular books (non graphic novels) as I feel I should be to dwindle my list down. I’ve signed up a for a few challenges on my own blog so I’m hoping that with their help I’ll be able to knock some of my books off my list. 🙂

    • Not sure I would go with “organized” so much as “obsessive.” I think the challenges only really work depending on if you are the kind of person that feels the need to compete this way, with yourself or others. I get HUGE satisfaction of looking at the list of books I’ve already read though. HUGE.

      • I like lists. I make them for a ton of things but I’ve never sat down and made one just for the reading books I want to get done. I guess thats why I have a goodreads, haha. Except my list is so long I feel I never make a dent…Maybe I should make an actally list. It does feel rewarding when you gross something off your list.

      • You keep your to read list with you at all times? Is it on your phone? Mines over 1000 bks so I’m going to try to figure a plan before I tackle making a list, haha.

      • No, I have a little moleskine agenda and keep a list in the back. It’s not complete, and none of my lists totally match the others, but it’s handy to have with me. You never know when you may need to add to it and there is NOTHING more satisfying than crossing one off on a physical list.

      • I used to write little notes to myself with book titles on them when I was at work, then I’d find them days later stuffed in a pocket usually crinkled past the point of being able to read, haha. So now I’ve chosen to write them in my phone as soon as I can and then transfer them over to Goodreads.

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