Every year I set myself a goal to read a specific number of books. In 2015, I wanted to read 75, but came up short at 41!

Final total: 41

  • The Absolutist by John Boyne – 4th January 2015
  • Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne – 11th January 2015
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – 22nd January 2015
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – 31st January 2015
  • Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb – 16th February 2015
  • Pretty Thing by Jennifer Nadel – 28th February 2015
  • Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham – 8th March 2015
  • Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel – 9th March 2015
  • The Oyster Catcher by Jo Thomas – 21st March 2015
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – 4th April 2015
  • The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson – 6th April 2015
  • California by Edan Lupecki – 16th April 2015
  • The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood – 23rd April 2015
  • Girl at War by Sara Nović25th May 2015
  • Under the Skin by Michel Faber – 5th June 2015
  • On a Night Like This by Barbara Freethy – 9th June 2015
  • Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume – 13th June 2015
  • All Together Now by Gill Hornby – 15th June 2015
  • The Reluctant Celebrity by Laurie Ellingham – 19th June 2015
  • The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton – 25th June 2015
  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald – 30th June 2015
  • The Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume – 4th July 2015
  • Freckle Juice by Judy Blume – 4th July 2015
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton – 11th July 2015
  • Forever by Judy Blume – 12th July 2015
  • The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows – 14th July 2015
  • The Royal We – Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan – 5th August 2015
  • The Lost World by Michael Crichton – 9th August 2015
  • Paper Towns by John Green – 9th August 2015
  • Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan – 23rd August 2015
  • Wives & Mothers by Jeanne Whitmee – 4th September 2015
  • The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Lisa Dickenson – 11th September 2015
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan – 12th September 2015
  • You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane – 21st September 2015
  • A Death in the Dales by Frances Brody – 30th September 2015
  • The New York Four by Brian Wood & Ryan Kelly – 29th October 2015
  • In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume – 18th November 2015
  • The Grand Reopening of the Dandelion Cafe by Jenny Oliver – 18th November 2015
  • Deenie by Judy Blume – 22nd November 2015
  • Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume – 23rd November 2015
  • Warm Winter Kisses by Jill Steeples – 26th December 2015


  • Reply Sarah

    Aaaaaah love a book list!! For a long time I fell out of reading – for no real reason other than sheer laziness, I think. But I really missed it and over the last 3-4 months I’ve been slowly getting back into it.

    Your list looks amazing. I have to say, I just smiled the biggest smile when I saw Forever by Judy Blume up there. I haven’t read that book in a good 20 years and now I desperately want to again!! From that same era/genre, I’d highly recommend anything by Paula Danziger too – ‘Remember Me To Herald Square’ was one of my favourites 🙂

    I’ve just signed up to Letterboxd at your recommendation – is there something similar for keeping track of books read as I’d definitely like to do that?

    January 6, 2016 at 10:02 pm
    • Reply Jane

      Ah, thanks for your comment, and for stopping by my blog! I had a real hard time of it as far as reading was concerned last year, so I know what it’s like to fall out of the habit of picking up a book. I’m glad you’re finding your way back though!

      Judy Blume was always one of my favourite authors, and I decided last year I was going to try and read or re-read everything by her. That’s still ongoing! I remember Paula Danziger, I’ll have to take another look at her stuff 🙂

      As far as keeping track of books, I’d say go for Goodreads – you can set yourself a yearly target to work towards and follow people in the same way as on Letterboxd.

      January 8, 2016 at 10:04 pm

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