Jan 2, 2016

2015 book stats

Total books read- 98

Fiction- 41
including
YA- 2
Historical- 2
Fantasy- 5
J Fic- 15
Picture Books- 7
Animals- 12

Non-fiction- 57
including
Memoirs- 8
J Non-fic- 2
Nature- 2
Animals- 51

other formats-
ebooks- 0
Short Stories- 5
Graphic Novels- 4

sources-
Owned- 57
Library- 39
Review copies- 2

abandoned books- 8

No surprises here: I read more nonfiction and even more animal books, wrote about a few picture books that interested me. Somehow the count is off, but that's probably because I didn't keep a running tally this year and figuring out all the numbers by going through lists of posts is a bit confounding- but it doesn't matter too much. You get the general picture. I read more of my own books this year, and crossed a few off my TBR lists as well.

Favorite books of the year? I really must say it was H is for Hawk. Other books that really stand out in my memory were animal related as well: Fish Behavior was a perfect match for my growing interest in the home aquarium inhabitants. Wesley the Owl was amusing, intriguing and personal, on a bird I know so little about. A book that really wowed me with fascinating new information was The Soul of an Octopus. Paul Gallico's The Abandoned was just lovely, a story of friendship and what it must be like to really be a cat. On a completely different note, I must also mention Women Who Run with the Wolves. It's one I recommend highly. So dense with rich material on strength of self, all drawn from mythological figures and fables featuring women.

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I knew your animal books stat would be high. You had a great year in books!

Cath said...

I love that you read more non-fiction than fiction! I read about a quarter non-fiction to three quarters fiction. I would really like to change that this year.

Jenny @ Reading the End said...

Looks like an awesome reading year!!

Literary Feline said...

I love that you read such different books than I do. You find some intersting titles.

Thistle said...

Sometimes I wish I had my Kindle at work. I remember looking to get The Abandoned, but I'm not sure if I found it or not. Will have to remember to check when I get home!

Jeane said...

Bermudaonion- Animal books always do seem to dominate here. I don't think that will every change!

Cath- And here I have been telling myself I really ought to get into reading more fiction soon.

Jenny- it was. Any year with reading in it is a good year!

Literary Feline- I find wayyy more interesting titles than I ever have time to read them. (Is that good or sad?)

Thistle- I was lucky to find a copy of The Abandoned at my local library (which I didn't expect, really). I do want to find a copy to add to my own shelves, that's one to add to the list in my head for book-hunts.

Stefanie said...

An excellent year! I hope 2016 is off to a good start!