Average book length was 346 pages.
Average rating was 3.6 out of 5 stars.
Shortest book was 64 pages (The Grownup by Gillian Flynn).
Longest book was 688 pages (Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter).
Which ones were the best? Which ones were the worst? Which ones still have a worthy place on my bookshelf? Here they are:
I can barely remember what books I read last month, let alone back in January of this year… but Goodreads can!
At the beginning of each year you can partake in a reading challenge where you set a goal for the number of books you want to read in the year and Goodreads tracks it all for you.
Last year I took a stab in the dark on a book number and set my reading challenge at 30 books for 2015. If you know me then you know I’m an over achiever (and refuse to lose a challenge)…
The best book I read this year: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The book I recommend to all my friends: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The book I would tell everyone to steer clear of: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
The book that is the ideal, easy beach read: At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
The book that didn’t live up to my expectations: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
The book that surpassed my expectations: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
I know I talk nonstop about Goodreads on my blog, but I truly am obsessed! It’s everything book related, all in one place! Reviews, recommendations, history of books I’ve read (and when), ratings, page numbers, reading lists, author information… Seriously, if you haven’t signed up already, DO IT NOW (it’s completely free)! And then add me as a friend :)
Now I have to start thinking about my Goodreads reading goal for 2016…. 40 maybe?
What books were your favorite this year? I have 40 book slots to fill for next year so I need all the recommendations you have!