{Fireside Fridays} Reading Recap 2015

I mentioned this yesterday, but I thought it would be fitting to list all the books I read in 2015 for today’s Fireside Fridays. This post is primarily for myself—a record I can refer to later. However, if you’re interested, browse through the list. I’d love to answer any questions you have about any of these books (or reading in general) in the comments! And of course, let me know what some of your favorite (or not so favorite) reads of 2015 were! 

Number one is the first book I finished in 2015, so the highest number is at the bottom of the list, and it’s the book I finished most recently.   Also, I’m only counting new  books, so if I reread a book, I put it in brackets and didn’t number it. If I mentioned it in a post, there’s a link to it. The bolded titles were my overall favorites of the year, along with which category I put them in (see yesterday’s post).

Here’s to another year of discovering more book beauty!


1. Half a King ~ Joe Abercrombie

2. Seraphina ~ Rachel Hartman

{The Wingfeather Saga ~ Andrew Peterson}

3. As Sure as the Dawn ~ Francine Rivers

4. Last of the Mohicans ~ James Fenimore Cooper

{Mistborn ~ Brandon Sanderson}

{A Tale of Two Cities ~ Charles Dickens}

5. The Good Master ~ Kate Seredy

6. A Daughter of Zion ~ Bodie Thoene

7. The Gates of Zion ~ Bodie Thoene

8. Word of Honor ~ T. Elizabeth Renich

9. Matter of Trust ~ T. Elizabeth Renich

10. Hittite Warrior ~ Joanne Williamson

11. Firefight ~ Brandon Sanderson

{Liar and Spy ~ Rebecca Stead}

12. Reflections on the Revolution in France ~ Edmund Burke

13. I Kissed Dating Good-bye ~ Joshua Harris

{The Mysterious Benedict Society ~ Trenton Lee Stewart}

14. The House of Seven Gables ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

15. Scorpion Mountain ~ John Flanagan

{The Giver ~ Lois Lowry}

16. The Maze Runner ~ James Dashner

17. The Scorch Trials ~ James Dashner

18. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey ~ Trenton Lee Stewart

{Son of Neptune ~ Rick Riordan}

19. The Bronze Bow ~ Elizabeth George Speare {fiction}

20. The Death Cure ~ James Dasher

21. Dune ~ Frank Herbert

22. Howl’s Moving Castle ~ Diana Wynne Jones

23. Son ~ Lois Lowry {speculative}

24. Uncle Tom’s Cabin ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

25. Showdown ~ Ted Dekker

26. Saint ~ Ted Dekker

27. Sinner ~ Ted Dekker

28. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma ~ Trenton Stewart

29Playdates With God ~ Laura J. Boggess

30. Don’t Touch the Glass ~ G. N. Boorse

31. Roverandom ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

32. Omega Dragon ~ Bryan Davis

33. Moby-Dick ~ Herman Melville

34. Five Red Herrings Dorothy L. Sayers

35. The Communist Manifesto ~ Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels

36. Strong Poison ~ Dorothy L. Sayers

37. Tristan and Iseult ~ Rosemary Sutcliff

38. Nine Tailors ~ Dorothy L. Sayers

39. The Revenge of the Sith ~ Matthew Stover {speculative}

40. Have His Carcase ~ Dorothy L. Sayers

41. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ~ Mark Twain

42. Clouds of Witness ~ Dorothy L. Sayers

{The Great Gatsby ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald}

43. All the Light We Cannot See ~ Anthony Doerr {fiction}

44. House of Mirth ~ Edith Wharton

45.  Murder Must Advertise ~ Dorothy L. Sayers {fiction}

46. Thr3e ~ Ted Dekker

47. Gaudy Night ~ Dorothy L. Sayers

48. Reading Like a Writer ~ Francine Prose

49. A Walk to Remember ~ Nicholas Sparks

50. Jackaby ~ William Ritter

51. Redwall ~ Brian Jacques

52. The Old Man and the Sea ~ Ernest Hemingway

53. Making of the Atomic Bomb ~ Richard Rhodes {non-fiction}

54. On the Shoulders of Hobbits ~ Louis Markos

{Golden Daughter ~ Anne Elisabeth Stengl}

55. The Red Badge of Courage ~ Stephen Crane

56. The Wordchangers ~ Ashlee Willis

57. Don’t Waste Your Life ~ John Piper

58. A Quiet Neighborhood ~ George MacDonald

59. Entwined ~ Heather Dixon

60. The Seaboard Parish ~ George MacDonald

61. Book of Martyrs ~ John Foxe

62. The Eight Disciplines ~ John J. Murphy

63. Cinder ~ Marissa Meyer

64. Scarlet ~ Marissa Meyer

65. Cress  ~ Marissa Meyer

66. Phoenix Island ~ John Dixon

67. John Adams ~ David McCullough

68. Once Beyond a Time ~ Ann Tatlock {speculative}

69. Prophet ~ Frank E. Peretti

70. Seabiscuit ~ Laura Hillenbrand

{Till We Have Faces ~ C. S. Lewis}

71. The Picture of Dorian Gray ~ Oscar Wilde {fiction}

72. Illusionarium ~ Heather Dixon

73. Gifts Differing ~ Isabel Briggs Myers {non-fiction}

74. Go Set a Watchman ~ Harper Lee

75. The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis ~ Marc Seifer

76. The Smartest Kids in the World ~ Amanda Ripley {non-fiction}

77. Piers Plowman ~ William Langland

78. The Unthinkable ~ Amanda Ripley

79. Silver in the Blood ~ Jessica Day George

80. Stuff Christians Like ~ Jonathan Acuff {non-fiction}

81. The Other Side of the Sun ~ Madeleine L’Engle {fiction}

82. Beastly Bones ~ William Ritter

83. Shadows of Self ~ Brandon Sanderson {speculative}

84. The Faerie Queene (Book I) ~ Edmund Spenser

85. Unplanned ~ Abby Johnson

86. The Peloponnesian War (selections) ~ Thucydides

87. Come Rain or Come Shine ~ Jan Karon

88. The Keeper of the Bees ~ Gene Stratton Porter

89. All the Way Home ~ Ann Tatlock

90. The Bacchae ~ Euripides

91. Pendragon’s Heir ~ Suzannah Rowntree {speculative}

92. Writing in Obedience ~ Terry Burns & Liza W. Yezak

93. Every Secret Thing ~ Ann Tatlock

94. Le Morte Darthur ~ Thomas Malory

95. Green Dolphin Street ~ Elizabeth Goudge {fiction}

96. Republic ~ Plato

97. The Maiden’s Bequest ~ George MacDonald

98. King Lear ~ Shakespeare

99. Winter ~ Marissa Meyer 

100. Hamlet ~ Shakespeare

101. The Light Between Oceans ~ M. L. Stedman

102. Shiloh ~ Helena Sorensen {speculative} 

103. The Greatest Gift ~ Ann Voskamp {non-fiction}

104. Eats, Shoots & Leaves ~ Lynne Trusse {non-fiction}

105. Seeker ~ Helena Sorensen

106. Songbird ~ Helena Sorensen

4 responses to “{Fireside Fridays} Reading Recap 2015”

  1. The Bronze Bow!!! That is one of my absolute favorites ever. just. so. good. ❤ And you read the first 2 Zion Chronicles! I just read the first 2 of those (working on the rest). Apparently Mom and Dad got my name from those books. =)

    And wow. You read a lot of books.

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    1. Yes, it’s simply beautiful. Yes! I think I’ve read the rest by now—maybe I forgot to record them. xP But wow, that’s so cool about your name! Rachel the character is lovely—you’re just like her. =)

      Hehe, when I see the list I realize it. Fortunately I have to read a lot for school, so it’s like I’m forced to add to the list. =D

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      1. Isn’t that lovely when you are required to read books with your time?? I miss school. Kinda wish I hadn’t graduated quite yet…. ❤

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  2. You should read the last two Renich books. *nods* Really love those. =DDD

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