Reading Retrospective 2015

Well this year was a busy one regarding life in general; despite that, I managed to have a record-breaking year for reading books! I thought 80 books in 2013 was amazing. Thinking that I wouldn’t be able to come near that, I set my goal for 60. I blew that out of the water by reading 102!! Mind you, a lot are graphics novels (very quick reads for me), and many are free Ebooks found thanks to Still, a good year.

Favourite book of the year has to go to Bear by Marian Engel. This was an amazing piece of Canadian literature, despite that which will stop many from reading it: bear porn.

Greatest find has to go to Joe the Barbarian by Grant Morrison. I had been looking for this graphic novel for much of the year, and literally gasped when a friend pull it off the shelf and showed me. A great adventure and one of the few pieces that gets Type 1 Diabetes right!

Some were flops, a few were DNF, but others were amazingly good reads. Take a gander! I hope a few peak your interest.

1. Blood Heat by Josh Lanyon Read Jan. 4

2. Dead Run by Josh Lanyon Read Jan. 4

3. Kick Start by Josh Lanyon Read Jan. 13

4. Vinyl Café Unplugged by Stuart McLean Read Jan. 16

5. The Psychopath Inside by James Fallon Read Jan 28

6. Tempt Me by Isabel Morin Read Jan 30

7. Set Loose by Isabel Morin Read Feb 1

8. The Executive’s Decision by Bernadette Marie Read Feb 6

9. Storm Damages by Magda Alexander Read Feb. 14

10. Storm Ravaged by Magda Alexander Read Feb 16

11. Storm Redemption by Magda Alexander Read Feb. 18

12. Storm Conquered by Magda Alexander Read Feb. 26

13. Hell & High Water by Charlie Cochet Read Feb 26

14. Rack & Ruin by Charlie Cochet Read Mar 4

15. Blood & Thunder by Charlie Cochet Read Mar 5

16. Rise & Fall by Charlie Cochet Read Mar 5

17. The Devil You Know by Elisabeth de Mariaffi Read Mar 17

18. Standoff by Sandra Brown Read Mar 20

19. Iced by Karen Marie Moning Read Mar 28

20. Crash & Burn by Abigail Roux Read Mar 30

21. Playing Charlie Cool by Laurie Boris Read Apr 7

22. The Picture of Cool by Laurie Boris Read Apr 8

23. Make it a Double by Sawyer Bennett Read Apr 13

24. The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O’Neill Read Apr 16

25. Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley Read Apr 17

26. Fifteen Dogs by Adre Alexis Read Apr 19

27. Dazzled By Silver by Lacey Silks Read Apr 20

28. The Awakening of Ivy Leavold by Sierra Simone Read Apr 23

29. The Education of Ivy Leavold by Sierra Simone Read Apr 24

30. Trillium by Jeff Lemire Read May 8

31. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Read May 11

32. For the Living by L.A. Witt Read May 18

33. Beauty and the Barbarian by Amy Jarecki Read May 22

34. What Wendy Wants by Nikki Sex Read May 22

35. Tough Love by Skye Warren Read May 22

36. The Shadows by J.R. Ward Read June 3

37. Daredevil: Born Again by Frank Miller Read June 5

38. The Birthday Lunch by Joan Clark Read June 5

39. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Read June 6

40. Bear by Marian Engel Read June 7

41. Without Conscience by Robert D. Hare Read June 7

42. Taste Me by Alessandra Torre Read Jun 20

43. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski Read June 20

44. Witch Doctor Vol. 1 by Brandon Seifert Read June 27

45. Hawkeye Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction Read June 27

46. The Doctor Wears a Stetson by Anne Marie Novark Read Jun 27

47. The Joker by Brian Azzarello Read June 27

48. Batman: Life After Death by Tony S. Daniel Read June 27

49. Sex Criminals Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction Read June 27

50. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller Read June 28

51. Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb Read June 30

52. Incandescent by River Savage Read July 2

53. The True History of the Elephant Man by Michael Howell Read July 4

54. Blankets by Craig Thompson Read July 4

55. From Out in the Cold by L.A. Witt Read July 5

56. Batman: A Death in the Family by Jim Starlin Read July 5

57. Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying by Marv Wolfman Read July 5

58. Hot Summer Reads: An Anthology by Freya Lange Read July 18

59. Sex Criminal Vol. 2 by Matt Fraction Read July 21

60. Dark Road by Ian Rankin Read July 21

61. The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag Read July 30

62. Vivian’s List by Haleigh Lovell Read Aug 1

63. Against the Grain by Charlie Cochet Read Aug 4

64. The Quick by Lauren Owen Read Aug 19

65. Capturing the Pirate’s Heart by Annie Seaton Read Aug 22

66. With A Bullet by M. Chandler Read Aug 22

67. Immortal by J.R. Ward Read Aug 27

68. The Alphabet Game by Andie M. Long Read Aug 30

69. Edge of the Heat by Lisa Ladew Read Sept 3

70. Rover Red Charlie by Garth Ennis Read Sept 11

71. The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward Read Sept 11

72. Bound by Lies by Hanna Peach Read Sept 12

73. Barefoot Gen Vol 1 by Keiji Nakazawa Read Sept 12

74. Nelvana of the Northern Lights by Adrian Dingle Read Sept 13

75. Karma by Nikki Sex Read Sept 15

76. Robbie Burns Witch Hunter by Gordon Rennie Read Sept 18

77. Time to Upsize by Graeme Aitken Read Sept 20

78. Gotham City Sirens Book 1 by Paul Dini Read Sept 20

79. Playing for Keeps by Avery Cockburn Read Sept 26

80. Knots & Crosses by Ian Rankin Read Oct 4 (R.R.)

81. Sweet Seduction Sacrifice by Nicola Claire Read Oct 7

82. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll Read Oct 7

83. Joe the Barbarian by Grant Morrison Read Oct 11

84. Wireless by L.A. Witt Read Oct 13

85. Gluten is My Bitch by April Peveteaux Read Oct 15

86. Word Play by Amalie Silver Read Oct 26

87. Ink Inspired by Carrie Ann Ryan Read Oct 28

88. Love Handles by Gretchen Galway Read Oct 31

89. Enter the Brethren by Barbara Devlin Read Nov 4

90. Oceans Apart Book 1 by Amanda Heartley Read Nov 7

91. Oceans Apart Book 2 by Amanda Heartley Read Nov 7

92. Oceans Apart Book 3 by Amanda Heartley Read Nov 7

93. Oceans Apart Book 4 by Amanda Heartley Read Nov 7 – 

94. Oceans Apart Book 5 by Amanda Heartley Read Nov 8

95. Oceans Apart Book 6 by Amanda Heartley Read Nov 11

96. Improper English by Katie MacAlister Read Nov 16

97. He’s the Man by M. Malone Read Dec 2

98. Blowing It by Kate Aaron Read Dec 2

99. Balls Up by Kate Aaron Read Dec 9 – 

100. Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag Read Dec 17 – 

101. Part & Parcel  by Abigail Roux Read Dec 21 – 

102. Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward Read Dec 31 – 

DNF List:
1. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

2. Annihilation Book 3 by Keith Giffen

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