it’s 2016 and that means: my list of books I’ve read 2015 is here! I managed to finish 101 books, some of them are graphic novels, but reading is reading, no matter what type of reading it is.
And since my blog exists since September 2015 we have a whole 8 months to catch up on. Let’s fetz!
January started very quiet with a few books since I was full blast in my 5th semester of University which was very heavy on me. In October 2014 I discovered Gossip Girl for myself and that’s the reason why I read two Gossip Girl books by Cecily from Ziegesar. Yes Please is written by Amy Poehler and pretty funny.
- You Know You Love Me by Cecily von Ziegezar
- Yes Please by Amy Poehler
- All I Want Is Everything by Cecily von Ziegezar
February got better again since I’ve been on semester break. I’ve read the third german Game of Thrones novel – first part of A Clash of Kings –, Horns by Joe Hill (the son of Stephen King), heard the audiobook Seriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres and read the book Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
- A Clash of Kings Part 2 by George R R Martin
- Horns by Joe Hill
- Seriously…I’m kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I’m still wondering how I managed to read this much in March. Probably because I’ve ditched my responsibilites and just wanted to read. Another reason might have been because of my easter break. Easter break also affected my April reading month.
- The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
- Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler
- The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen
- Faust: Part 1 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- Outstanding Short Stories: Edgar Ellen Poe and Others by G.C. Thornley (Publisher)
- A Storm of Swords Part 1 by George R.R. Martin
Wow, should have been more productive in April. Reading three Game of Thrones novels is a really big deal. As in, at least 700 pages thick, deal. In this month I went to Vienna Comix, a Comic book convention in Austria and that’s how I got to know The Walking Dead Volumes and therefore started to read them. The Little Witch was for my University project and the german novella Feinde mit gewissen Vorzügen was read because I wanted to read something by Amelie for once that wasn’t in her book series range. It’s pretty much about a hate-love relationship and this short story was very humorously written. If you know Kerstin Gier books – and like them – you also will love Amelie’s stories.
- A Storm of Swords Part 2 by George R.R. Martin
- A Feast of Crows Part 1 by George R.R. Martin
- A Feast of Crows Part 2 by George R.R. Martin
- The Walking Dead Vol.1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman
- The Walking Dead Vol.2: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman
- The Little Witch by Ottfried Preußler
- Feinde mit gewissen Vorzügen by Amelie Murmann
My last full month of Uni and still one month until the Bachlor Presentation…you can see how much I read. Which was basically zero. The first book, Die Kunst, ein kreatives Leben zu führen aka “The art of how to live a creative life” was for University and the other two, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Catcher in the Rye were for my project.
- Die Kunst, ein kreatives Leben zu führen by Frank Berzbach
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
You can see that University is over because how else was I able to read this much? I’m still impressed to see how much I read because come on – the Game of Thrones books each have at least 800 pages! There was definitely black magic happening. I re-read Harry Potter pretty much for relaxation reasons.
- The Walking Dead Vol.3: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman
- The Walking Dead Vol.4: The Heart’s Desire by Robert Kirkman
- A Dance With Dragons Part 1 by George R.R. Martin
- A Dance With Dragons Part 2 by George R.R. Martin
- Unwind by Neal Shusterman
- Homecoming by Kass Morgan
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
- Vain by Fisher Amelie
Although I was in Scotland for 10 days in July, I managed to read this much anyways. It’s a mixture of well known authors, not so known authors, a graphic novel and a fanfiction. Yes, I bought a fanfiction novella BUT it was by Kass Morgan, the author of The 100 books, so it’s okay to buy it I think. My favorite of this month was All The Light We Cannot See by Anothony Doerr. If you want to read it and your mother tongue is German, please read it in German. It’s really weird to read it in English if you understand German, I promise.
- The Other Side of Eve by Paul Ikin (Review)
- Wild Cards by George R.R. Martin
- The Secret Service – Kingsman by Mark Millar
- The Queen by Kiera Cass
- Greed by Fisher Amelie
- Fury by Fisher Amelie
- The Heir by Kiera Cass
- Gossip Girl: It’s the end of the world and I love it by Kass Morgan
- Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
- Just This Once by Rosalind James
- The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
- All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
And August strikes hard! I read a lot of books for a Book-Tube-A-Thon event and luckily finished the challenge. Everytime I participate in one, I manage to finish it. This is the only thing I’m competitive for and it’s not something I can write in a resumée: “I’m competitive when it comes to finish a certain amount of books within limited timing.” Yeah, sounds like this could be useful someday.
I really loved reading Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht! If you want to pursue a career in the creative scene (Aliza is aiming for PR fashion) then it’s especially your kind of thing. Else, you still can read it and take away a lot from this book. For example, it helped me with my CV and my motivation letter. Also to stay motivated for my job search.
- The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
- Happy Again by Jennifer E. Smith
- The Walking Dead Vol.05: The Best Defense by Robert Kirkman
- A Dog’s Tale by Mark Twain
- Because I’m Worth It by Cecily von Ziegesar
- Of Triton by Anna Banks
- The Duff by Kody Keplinger
- The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
- Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
- Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht
- Morgentau by Jennifer Wolf
** green stands for the Book-Tube-A-Thon books
Now we’re at the beginning of the book pile I started to present to you first because my blog launched in September. If you want to read more about it, go here.
- It by Stephen King
- End of Days by Susan Ee
- Light & Darkness by Laura Kneidl
- City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
- Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende
- Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende
- Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (Review)
- Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle (Review)
- Tschick by Wolfgang Herrndorf
- The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Rae Miller (Review)
- Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
As I mentioned before, Graphic Novels (or in this case mangas) really help if you are in a reading slump but want to get out of it. Also if you want to read more about this month, go here.
- Gentlemen’s Alliance – Arina Tanemura Illustrations by Arina Tanemura
- Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne Vol.03 by Arina Tanemura
- Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne Vol.04 by Arina Tanemura
- Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne Vol.05 by Arina Tanemura
- Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne Vol.06 by Arina Tanemura
- Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne Vol.07 by Arina Tanemura
- Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
- Better Life: Ausgelöscht by Lillith Korn
- Silber: Das dritte Buch der Träume by Kerstin Gier
- Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
- Die Ordensburg by Bernhard Hennen
- MondSilberLicht by Marah Woolf
- Truly Madly Famously by Rebecca Serle (Review)
Whoops – seems like I have forgotten to add a few books in my November book talk whereas I mainly ranted about the Slammed series. My focus was so strong that I have basically forgotten that I have read more than these two books in November. If you are still interested in reading my rant (because mainly I don’t want to stress myself again into this book series) here you go.
Down below I linked you with two of my reviews done for the books I have read in November. So what else can I say about 1989 by George Orwell? Well, it’s been a book I had to struggle a bit because it seems so complex and full with information for me. Also I tried listening to the audiobook first, which wasn’t working out for me at all. Else it’s been a nice read which a touch of early dystopian tragedy.
- 1989 by George Orwell
- The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins (Review)
- Märchenhaft erwählt by Maya Shepherd (Review)
- Slammed by Colleen Hoover
- Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
- The Walking Dead Vol.6: This Sorrowful Life by Robert Kirkman
In December I tried to get out of my November slump. Did I forget to mention that I read more books in November than I’ve written about in my November Reads post? Probably. Not. And I noticed that it’s easy to get out of a Reading Slump if you get started with Graphic Novels again. Since I love The Walking Dead TV Show on AMC, I couldn’t help myself to read the comics too. Also because in April 2015 I’ve been to Vienna Comix, a comic book convention whereas the illustrator – Charlie Adlard – of the comics has been signing and drawing. Stupid me hasn’t had a comic book by him so I haven’t had the chance to get something signed. Plus there has been a huge queue! So yeah, I’ve read Vol. 7 to Vol. 19.
Else I’ve read Witchery Tales of Old Edinburgh, a 57 page thick booklet full with stories of Murderers, Thieves, Witches and Ghosts. I got it on a tour when I’ve visited Scotland in July, so I think you have to buy it in the city if you want to read it.
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor is the third and last book of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. If you want to read something really original and urban fantasy style, this is your book. I attempted to do a review of it, but it’s so rich that I still don’t know if I’ll be able to manage it.
- The Walking Dead Vol.7: The Calm Before by Robert Kirkman
- The Walking Dead Vol.8: Made to Suffer by Robert Kirkman
- The Walking Dead Vol.9: Here We Remain by Robert Kirkman
- The Walking Dead Vol.10: What We Become by Robert Kirkman
- The Walking Dead Vol.11: Fear the Hunters by Robert Kirkman
- The Walking Dead Vol.12: Life Among Them by Robert Kirkman
- The Walking Dead Vol.13: Too Far Gone by Robert Kirkman
- The Walking Dead Vol.14: No Way Out by Robert Kirkman
- The Walking Dead Vol.15: We Find Ourselves by Robert Kirkman
- Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
- The Walking Dead Vol.16: A Larger World by Robert Kirkman
- The Walking Dead Vol.17: Something To Fear by Robert Kirkman
- The Walking Dead Vol.18: What Comes After by Robert Kirkman
- Witchery Tales of Old Edinburgh by Adam Lyal
- The Walking Dead Vol.19: March to War by Robert Kirkman
So how many books have you read this year? Do you have any goals or books you HAVE TO read this year? I got a few on my plate, if you have read my post about the Popsugar Reading Challenge 2016.
Have a great great!