Books Read in 2015

I finished 45 books this year. (Links are to my reviews; I’d hoped to say more about more of these books, but It’s Been a Year and the words have not come easily. Suffice to say that I wanted to say many good things about many of these books, and may still do so at some point.)

  1. The Complete Guide to Writing for Young Adults by Gabrielle Harbowy (ed.)
  2. Irregular Verbs and Other Stories by Matthew Johnson
  3. The Just City by Jo Walton
  4. The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton
  5. The Square Mile: Merchant Princes of Montreal by Donald MacKay
  6. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
  7. Unruly Places: Lost Space, Secret Cities and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alastair Bonnett
  8. Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
  9. Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
  10. California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout
  11. Elements by Suzanne Church
  12. Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer
  13. Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph by Jan Swafford
  14. Beyond the Rift by Peter Watts
  15. The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
  16. The Martian by Andy Weir
  17. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  18. The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
  19. The End of All Things by John Scalzi
  20. Ammonite by Nicola Griffith (reread)
  21. Slow River by Nicola Griffith (reread)
  22. Child of a Hidden Sea by A. M. Dellamonica
  23. The Blue Place by Nicola Griffith (reread)
  24. Stay by Nicola Griffith (reread)
  25. Always by Nicola Griffith
  26. With Her Body by Nicola Griffith
  27. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  28. The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
  29. Look at the Evidence: Essays and Reviews by John Clute
  30. The Annihilation Score by Charles Stross
  31. Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson
  32. Bone Swans by C. S. E. Cooney
  33. Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli
  34. Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
  35. Chasing the Phoenix by Michael Swanwick
  36. Atlas of Cursed Places by Olivier Le Carrer
  37. Prodigies by Angelica Gorodischer
  38. The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
  39. Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
  40. An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet
  41. On Web Typography by Jason Santa Maria
  42. How Much for Just the Planet? by John M. Ford
  43. Echopraxia by Peter Watts
  44. Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte
  45. Meeting Infinity by Jonathan Strahan (ed.)

Stats: 20/45 (44.4%) by women; 34/45 (75.6%) sf/fantasy; 16/34 (47.1%) sf/fantasy by women; 9/45 (20%) nonfiction; 0/45 (0%) audiobooks; 17/45 (37.8%) ebooks; 7/45 (15.6%) from the library; 4/45 (8.9%) review copies; 4/45 (8.9%) rereads.