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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Blue Sword
Recorded Books LLC, Diane Warren, Robin McKinley
Progress: 73/735 minutes
Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 251/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 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