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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Progress: 28/310 pages
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
Progress: 72/313 pages
To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
Judith Newman
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Best of 2015

[This is the BookLikes version of what I posted on my blog. All images and book, short work, and audiobook links go to BookLikes pages. Everything else links to my Blogger blog.]


As far as the stuff I read goes, my "best" lists include things I gave 5 and 4.5 stars to, although I'll include some lower starred honorable mentions that, for one reason or another, I still feel good about.

As far as the stuff I watched goes, my "best" lists will be based on gut feeling. Like I said in my "2015 in numbers" post, I barely kept any stats. I hope to change that in 2016.

Best Books:


Yukikaze - Chohei Kambayashi,Neil Nadelman  Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie  Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie  

Ancillary Mercy - Ann Leckie  The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Wind - Fuyumi Ono,小野 不由美,Akihiro Yamada,山田 章博,Alexander O. Smith,Elye J. Alexander  Radiance - Grace Draven  



Honorable Mention:


The Martian - Andy Weir 



Best Shorter Works (Novellas and Short Stories)


The Legend of the Morning Star - Elizabeth McCoy  



Honorable Mention:


Toad Words and Other Stories - T. Kingfisher  



Best Graphic Novels (Manga, etc.):

A series is listed if one or more volumes got 4.5 or 5 stars. This may not mean that I think the whole series is that good, but I'm listing them by series anyway, because I am lazy. It actually worked out pretty well - the only one on the list I feel iffy about is Circus and Liar's Game.



Honorable Mentions:



Best Audiobooks:


Going Postal (Discworld, #33) - Terry Pratchett,Stephen Briggs  Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie,Adjoa Andoh  Ancillary Mercy - Adjoa Andoh,Ann Leckie  



Honorable Mentions:


14 (Audiocd) - Peter Clines,Ray Porter  Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain - A. Lee Martinez  The Twelve Clues of Christmas: A Royal Spyness Mystery - Katherine Kellgren,Rhys Bowen  



Best Movies:



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Best TV Series:



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Source: http://familiardiversions.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-of-2015.html