My 2015 in books

As 2015 comes to a close, its time to review my mission to read 52 books in 52 weeks in 2015. I have been documenting them as I read them on my Goodreads page, as well as on my Instagram account. (Goodreads has a nifty ‘year in books‘)

Below are the books that I rated 5 because I enjoyed them very much, and that I want to reread. I have added  some that I rated 4  because I have referred to them often in class or in conversation. They are all worth reading if you have not already.

  • The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking  – Oliver Burkeman
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan
  • Why Orwell Matters – Christopher Hitchens
  • Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life – Eric Greitens
  • So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love – Cal Newport
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • The Year of the Runaways – Sunjeev Sahota
  • Satin Island – Tom McCarthy
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions – -Dan Ariely
  • The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph – Ryan Holiday
  • Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative – Ken Robinson
  • The Wife Drought – Annabel Crabb
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness – Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein
  • A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy – William B. Irvine

Here’s a numbers listicle from my 2015 books.

  • 1 – number of people who read the least read book on my Goodreads
  • 3.6 – my average rating for books read
  • 4 – books I rated 2 stars
  • 6 – number of books I gave up on
  • 4.21 – highest Goodreads rating for a book read
  • 10 – books I rated 5 stars
  • 11 – memoirs/biographies read
  • 17 – fiction books read
  • 24 – books I rated 4 stars
  • 25 – books I rated 3 stars
  • 32 – numbers of pages of shortest book read
  • 63 – number of books read
  • 282- average number of pages per book read
  • 515 – number of pages of longest book read
  • 1933 – earliest publication year read
  • 15,779 – total number of pages read
  • 1,364,978 – number of people who read the most read book on my Goodreads

 

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