My 2015 Reading

My reading was actually down a little in 2015. 224 books, 57,077 pages (plus two others I read as advance copies that aren’t counted here because they aren’t on Goodreads or anywhere else for me to mark down yet). That’s my lowest since 2010 (169 books, 53,367 pages). It’s lower than 2014 (303 books, 85, 839 pages), 2013 (313 books, 87,402 pages), 2012 (247 books, 73,388 pages), and 2011 (318 books, 89,777 pages).

Still, not bad. I’m still averaging around 200-300 books a year. I’m still doing a good amount of reading. A lot just happened in 2015. The process of selling one house and getting another ended up taking extended amounts of time over four months or so. I didn’t get anywhere near as much writing done as I should have, but I wrote one essayish book and edited a short story collection of mine for publication (Not Quite so Stories). Combine that with trying to get marketing and promotion worked together for the new short story collection and everything else I had going in 2015, and 224 books isn’t too bad.

Anyway, here are the books I read in 2015:

Dry
The Famished Road
Life After Life
The Casual Vacancy
Clockers
The Invisible Circus
So Different Now
The Sunday Philosophy Club (Isabel Dalhousie, #1)
Kitten
The Devil's Dictionary
After the Flood
My Century
I, Claudius (Claudius, #1)
The Sweet Hereafter
Streaming
Outline
Mystic River
Norwood
Winterswim
The Post-Birthday World:
The Reasons I Won't Be Coming
Hooking Up
10:04
Lonesome Dove
Ugly Girls
Slow Man
Village Of Stone
Bigboobenstein
Fury
How to Grow Up
Black Krim
Breaking and Entering
Revival
You Must Remember This
The Diary of Mrs. Noah
I'll Be Right There
City of God
The Strange Library
Lazy Fascist Double #1: Messes of Men/Lemon Heart
Something Good, Something Bad, Something Dirty: Stories
The Postman Always Rings Twice
No Brass, No Ammo
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Love You to a Pulp
The Sound of Waves
The Strangest
Wolf Winter
Closely Watched Trains
The Small Rain
Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up To No Good
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Fuzz (87th Precinct, #22)
The Devils That Have Come to Stay
The Long Journey: Tales of a World Yet to Come
Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story
In the Circus of You: An Illustrated Novel-in-Poems
Essays
The Proving
The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot
Purple Hibiscus
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
Answered Prayers
The Women
Sense and Sensibility
Gutmouth
Microserfs
Mr. and Mrs. Doctor
Jillian
Satin Island
Beat the Reaper (Peter Brown #1)
So Say the Waiters book 3 (episodes 10-13)
The Sacrifice: A Novel
Emperor of the Air
F250
Yo!
The Dead Lands
Soul Mountain
Alligator
Liberty: A Novel of Lake Wobegon
Last Mass
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (Tucker Max, #1)
What Lies In Wait
Our Endless Numbered Days
The Road to Wellville
Karoo Boy
After the Jump
Sideways
Research: A Novel for Performance
The Ice Age
The New and Improved Romie Futch
The Shimmering Go-Between: A Novel
Old School
Haints Stay
Father, Child, Water
A House for Mr. Biswas
Company
Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them
Gutshot: Stories
Flush
Losing in Gainesville
Only the Little Bone: Stories
Where You Once Belonged
Father Brother Keeper
The Adventures of Braxton Revere
Anthem
Frog Kisses
Pearl
The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake
The Schwa Was Here (Antsy Bonano, #1)
Grime-time Live (Slum Dawg Filthonaire) (Volume 3)
My Work Is Not Yet Done
Destiny Unbound
Fresh Girls and Other Stories
Wild Child: And Other Stories
Damnation
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Stories
I Thought You Were Dead
The Dove and the Crow
The Pinch
Soft
The Orange Tree
My Michael
Into the Silence: The Fishing Story
No Longer at Ease (The African Trilogy, #2)
Go Set a Watchman
Under the Volcano
I Will Love You For the Rest of My Life: Breakup Stories
Wolf in White Van
The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
Washing the Dead
Her Skin is a Costume
Above the Waterfall
The Scamp: A Novel
Fight for Your Long Day
The Falafel King is Dead
My Struggle: Book 3
He
Palo Alto: Stories
The Empty City
Benchere in Wonderland
Secondhand Souls (Grim Reaper, #2)
I Just Want My Pants Back
Lies Jane Austen Told Me
Corn, Cows, and the Apocalypse (Part 1)
Vinyl Destination
The Seven Good Years
The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel
Bicycle Days
After the Gazebo
Out Stealing Horses
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
Contenders
The Unnamed
Moon Tiger
Tables Without Chairs #1
The Boy Who Went Away
The Gum Thief
Best Boy
Chelsea Girls: A Novel
Mozos: A Decade Running with the Bulls of Spain
Did You Ever Have a Family
The Good Earth
The Secret Games of Words: Stories
Tuesday Nights in 1980
Our End Has Brought the Spring
The Daylight Marriage
The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton
The Collector of Names: Stories
The Legend of Hummel Park and Other Stories
Mr. Ives' Christmas
PEEK
Embers
Alias Grace
Bite Me
WAKE
Moloka'i
Bound by Blue
Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories (Revised and Expanded)
The Splatter House Rules
The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2.5)
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
Arroyo
Get a Grip
Kill Us On the Way Home
Original Face
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Half a Life
When You Cross That Line
Hotels of North America
If the River Was Whiskey
Upright Beasts
The Tumours Made Me Interesting
The Invention of Love
Pinkies: Stories
Rift
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Kiss of the Spider Woman
The Passion of the Christoph
The Face Thief
The Thieves of Manhattan
The Pleasure Merchant
Ellen Foster
The Miracle at Speedy Motors (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #9)
Dark Sunshine
A Pale View of Hills
Being There
The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship
Unusual Uses for Olive Oil: A Professor Dr von Igelfeld Entertainment Novel (Portguese Irregular Verbs, #4)
Scary People
Mothers, Tell Your Daughters
Barn Blind
The Vixen Scream
Tyler's Last
Letters to Wendy's
Still Alice
Mister B. Gone
The Village
The Artist in Question
The Sea
Now You See Him
Sweetheart Deal
Mao II
Orsinian Tales
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About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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