2015 Reading List Retrospective

I 2015, I set myself an ambitious slightly insane reading goal: 100 books.

My final count: exactly 100 books (from ~30 different series), totaling 38,048 pages. There were a few short stories in there (Pimpf by Charles Stross was the shortest at 25 pages) to offset a couple epic fantasies (1,048 pages in Brandon Sanderson's Words of Radiance). Overall, I averaged 388 pages/book, which sounds about right to me.

For the longest time, I was average right at 100 pages per day, but over the last week or so (in a last burst to finish the year), that bumped up slightly. I ended up at an average of 104 pages / day. None too shabby.

Rating-wise, I rated a full quarter of the books I read 5 out of 5. Less than 20 were three stars or less. My average rating was 4.2. If that sounds a bit high… it should be. These are the books that I put on my Goodreads list since I wanted to read them. Of those, I took the subset of those that I particularly wanted to read for 2015. So it’s no surprise that I (for the most part) selected books I thought I would like.

From my original list (2015 Reading List), I at least started every series (Mere Christianity I’m reading at two chapters per week, so I’m still working on it). I even added a few that weren’t originally on there:

Overall, I greatly enjoyed reading as much as I did. According to Goodreads, I only read 10 in 2014. Perhaps though, I should aim for something in between those two… Look tomorrow for my 2016 reading list.

Here’s the full list of reviews:

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